Eintracht Frankfurt into first German Cup final in 11 years
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 26, 2017 10:19 AM
Frankfurt's players celebrate after the final penalty of the German Soccer Cup semifinal match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Borussia was defeated by Frankfurt with 6-7 after penalties. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt will contest the German Cup final for the first time in 11 years after Branimir Hrgota clinched a 7-6 victory on penalties against former club Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday.
The striker has scored only five goals during a lackluster season since signing from 'Gladbach but he found the target when it mattered in the team's biggest game of the season so far.
The four-time cup winner could have a chance to avenge its 2006 final loss to Bayern Munich if the German champions overcome Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday's second semifinal.
On a nervy night in Moenchengladbach, Taleb Tawatha's opener was canceled out by home winger Jonas Hofmann's volley in first-half stoppage time and the deadlock couldn't be broken through extra time.