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Kim Min-jae, Germany’s Third Division Team Saarbrücken

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Kim Min-jae, Germany's Third Division Team Saarbrücken Advances to the Semifinals of the Pokal


In the German cup competition, the total price of the Munich, Frankfurt, and Mönchengladbach joint teams was Kim Min-jae's ‘one-ninth'… A sensation from the 9th place team in the 3rd division

FC Saarbrücken, a third-division team that made Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) the core of Korean soccer's defense, defeat first-division teams in succession and advance to the semifinals of the German Football Association (DF Pokal.

Saarbrücken advanced to the semifinals by beating Borussia Mönchengladbach, a member of the Bundesliga, 2-1 in the 2023-2024 DFB Pokal quarterfinals held at the Ludwigspark Stadion in Saarbrücken, Germany on the 12th (local time).

Kai Brückener scored the winning goal in extra time in the second half when the game was tied 1-1, giving Saarbrücken a thrilling victory. 카지노사이트

On this day, Saarbrücken's possession of the ball was only 27%, but they showed tenacity by converting both effective shots into goals, overtaking Mönchengladbach.

As a result, Saarbrücken continued its sensational streak by defeating three first division teams in the round of 32, round of 16, and quarterfinals.

Among these, the team that met in the round of 32 had the best strength.

It was Bayern Munich, where Kim Min-jae plays.

In the round of 32 held in November last year, Saarbrücken scored the winning goal in extra time in the second half when the score was tied at 1-1, sinking the ‘big name' Munich.

At this time, Saarbrücken’s possession of the ball was only 25%.

There were only two effective shots, but they all resulted in goals.

At the time, Kim Min-jae played full time, but he could not prevent Munich from being eliminated.

According to Transfermarkt, a media outlet specializing in the European soccer transfer market, the total market value of the Saarbrücken squad is about 6.68 million euros (about 9.5 billion won).

It is one-ninth of Kim Min-jae's (60 million euros, approximately 86 billion won).

Saarbrücken, which gained momentum after defeating Munich, also defeated Eintracht Frankfurt, a prestigious team with Bundesliga tradition, in the round of 16.

This time, they won 2-0.

Saarbrücken's opponent in the round of 64 was also Carlos SC, a second-division team, so it was a surprise story of winning against a top team every time.

The opponent in the semifinals is also FC Kaiserslautern, a second division team.

The game between the two teams will kick off on the morning of the 3rd of next month in Korean time.

On the other side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf, currently considered the strongest teams in the Bundesliga, have confirmed their semifinal matchup.

Looking at power alone, the team Saarbrücken has the highest probability of passing through the semifinals and facing is Leverkusen.

Leverkusen, led by coach Xabi Alonso, has not lost once in 25 games since the start of this season.

With 21 wins and 4 draws, they are leading the way, beating Minjae Kim's Munich (18 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses).

If this trend continues, it is likely that they will win the Bundesliga for the first time in history.

Unlike Shenzhen in the cup competition, Saarbrücken is in the middle of the league.

They are ranked 9th in the 3rd division with 10 wins, 13 draws, and 5 losses.



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