Heading to Berlin: 1. FC Kaiserslautern celebrates reaching the cup final.
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The cup pragmatists of 1. FC Kaiserslautern: the intrepid team of workers disappoints the fearsome favorite Saarbrücken. Despite reaching the final, the “Red Devils” currently have another priority.

myIt was not a show, nor an evening for connoisseurs. I knew that Friedhelm Funkel, one of the great pragmatists of the German coaching guild. So the 70-year-old Rhineland football teacher came up with a simple plan to take the magic out of this season's cup-winning scare in the DFB Cup semi-finals.

The eleventh of the third division, 1. FC Saarbrücken, who in the previous rounds beat the German champion thanks to their counterattacking qualities. FC Bayern Munich as he had celebrated against the renowned first division clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach, he never succeeded in the 0-2 home defeat against the spoilsports of the relegation-threatened second division of the Palatinate, in 16th place, because Funkel's defensive strategy worked completely at the expense. of a more beautiful football match.


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