Second division Duisburg could play in next season’s Europa League after qualifying for the German Cup final.
Duisburg have reached the final of the DFB Pokal by defeating Energie Cottbus 2-1 at the Schauinsland-Reisen Arena on Tuesday evening.
Stefan Maierhofer opened the scoring for the 2. Bundesliga club after 24 minutes and then in the early minutes of the second session Srdjan Baljak doubled the hosts’ advantage.
However, Cottbus pulled one back in the 78th minute through a Nils Petersen penalty after Bruno Soares was sent off for the Zebras.
But that goal didn’t prove to be a turning point in the encounter as Duisburg set up a date with either Bayern Munich or Schalke in the final. The two Bundesliga sides confront each other at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening.
American David Yelldell manned the net for the Zebras.Follow Goal.com on to get the latest soccer news directly. Check out Goal.com's page; be part of the best soccer fan community in the world!