Union Berlin has reached the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal partly thanks to a goal from Sheraldo Becker. The number seven in the Bundesliga defeated FC St. Pauli, which is one level lower, on Tuesday with 2-1. The semi-final in the Coppa Italia between AC Milan and Internazionale ended in 0-0.
Becker tied the score just before half-time after Daniel-Kofi Kyereh opened the score on behalf of St. Pauli. The winning goal came in the name of Andreas Voglsammer in the 75th minute.
The 27-year-old Becker signed a contract with Union Berlin in 2019, after he played in the Netherlands for ADO Den Haag, PEC Zwolle and Jong Ajax. The Amsterdammer has been an international for Suriname since last year, for which he has now played five international matches.
The other quarterfinals in the German cup tournament are scheduled for Wednesday. Hamburger SV receives Karlsruher SC, Hannover 96 takes on RB Leipzig at home and SC Freiburg is a guest at VfL Bochum.
Title holder Borussia Dortmund surprisingly lost in the eighth finals against St. Pauli in mid-January. Bayern Munich even fell in the second round by losing 5-0 to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Union Berlin has reached the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal
Dumfries and De Vrij draw in derby
The first meeting between AC Milan and Internazionale in the semi-final of the Italian cup tournament did not yield a winner. The rivals failed to score in San Siro.
Orange internationals Stefan de Vrij and Denzel Dumfries had a base place at Inter. Robin Gosens, who came over from Atalanta in the winter transfer period, made his debut just before time.
Milan, which had won 2-1 against Inter a month ago in the competition, created more danger in a disappointing game, but a goal did not result. Inter disappointed offensively and managed to create virtually nothing.
The other semifinal will be between Fiorentina and Juventus on Wednesday. The returns are not until April 20 and 21. The final will take place in Rome on May 11.
OGC Nice partly due to Dolberg goal to cup final
In France, OGC Nice was the first club to qualify for the cup final. The number three of the Ligue 1 put an end to the fairy tale of Versailles 78, which comes out at the fourth level: 2-0.
The scoring was opened early in the second half by Amine Gouiri. Former Ajax player Kasper Dolberg, who came in after an hour of play, made the decision fifteen minutes before time.
With the home team, Calvin Stengs and Pablo Rosario played the entire game. Justin Kluivert was shown a red card against RC Strasbourg against RC Strasbourg on Saturday after being substituted, and was therefore suspended.
The other semi-final is between FC Nantes and AS Monaco and will be played on Wednesday. The final is on May 8 in Paris.
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