In the 1/16 German Cup final match, Bayer Leverkusen beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 (1-1).
In the sixth minute of the match, the visitors jumped out to a 1-0 lead, with Amin Younes taking a lightning-quick shot after the ball inadvertently struck him after bouncing off Andre Silva.
The benefit of the Frankfurt team lasted for just over 20 minutes. Lucas Alario equalized from a penalty kick and with the score tied 1-1, both teams went into the break. Edmond Tapsoba gave Bayer their first 2-1 lead of the match shortly after the start of the second half.
After a throw-in from the side area, where a free-kick was taken, the Burkian defender headed in. Bayer scored a goal in the 67th minute, giving them a lot of peace of mind. Nadiem Amiri laid off with Moussa Diaby after a superb solo play, and the 3-1 result was a formality.
In the end, a red card was issued to Jonathan Tah, which meant that the visitors ended the match in a weakened place. However, his foul had its benefits tactically, as he was offended right before the penalty area, stopping his opponent from getting a one-on-one action.
Diaby scored three minutes before the end of normal time to give Bayer Leverkusen a 4-1 victory in the 1/8 final over fourth-placed Rot-Weiss Essen.