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When is Freiburg vs RB Leipzig? Kick-off time, referee, TV channel info and live streaming

By James Amey

Published: 15:27, 1 May 2023

Freiburg and RB Leipzig go head-to-head for a place in the DFB Pokal final on Tuesday (7.45pm, UK time).

In what is a repeat of last year’s final, league rivals Freiburg and RB Leipzig face-off in a huge DFB Pokal semi-final.

Christian Streich’s men will be looking for revenge after Leipzig took home the famous trophy, after a 5-3 penalty shootout win last May. A win here would see RB Leipzig reach the final of the competition for the third straight season as they look to make it back-to-back final wins for the first time in their history.

Looking to watch Freiburg v RB Leipzig online? Read on for your live streaming options.

When is Freiburg vs RB Leipzig?

Freiburg v RB Leipzig will take place at the Europa-Park Stadion on Tuesday 2nd May.

What is the kick-off time for Freiburg vs RB Leipzig?

As it’s a weekday game, Freiburg v RB Leipzig will be played under the lights at 7.45pm (UK time).

Where can I watch Freiburg vs RB Leipzig on TV?

  • UK: Viaplay UK
  • US: ESPN+

How can I live stream Freiburg vs RB Leipzig online?

Bet365* streams a selection of DFB Pokal matches live for account holders. They also show Ligue 1, La LigaPrimeira Liga as well as Serie A.

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Who is refereeing Freiburg vs RB Leipzig?

Sven Jablonski will take charge of the DFB Pokal semi-final. He has averaged 4.17 yellow cards per game in the Bundesliga this season, but given out just one red card.

Freiburg team news

Maximilian Eggestein and Roland Sallai both returned to the matchday squad against FC Koln last weekend after serving their suspensions, but Manuel Gulde and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh will miss out once again. 

RB Leipzig team news

Top goalscorer Christopher Nkunku managed a goal in his 59 minutes against Hoffenheim as he returned after a recent thigh injury and should start again once more. Goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi is still recovering from an ACL injury that has seen him ruled out for the majority of the season, so Janis Blaswich will continue in goal, while Xaver Schlager will play no part after having ankle surgery. 

Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara both return from suspension after missing the league tie against Hoffenheim. 

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Freiburg vs RB Leipzig: What’s being said?

Leipzig Manager Marco Rose is full of confidence going into Tuesday’s game and has played down the tension of the semi-final.

“We don’t have to make it more or less than it really is. Both teams absolutely want to reach the final. It is a great game for both clubs and there’s a lot at stake. It’s about a trophy, prestige and the experience of a cup final. That’s why I don’t think I need to stir up emotions or hold them back. I think the boys are fired up and will find the right level of emotion, since emotions can enhance your performance to some extent.”I wasn’t there last year, but if the guys remember that and can use it for themselves, then I’m happy. But on the other hand, it’s also motivation for Freiburg. It’s been a while since then, so you can’t take too much from it anymore.”

“We need a lot of confidence in our strengths and quality. We have a few important players who have come back and are finding their rhythm again. We need the right level of emotion and intensity to take on Freiburg’s momentum, as well. We have to be very alert, because everything will happen quickly. “We have to be able to defend their style of football, but also try and play a simple game out there, which includes first and second balls. We want to be able to use our chances both in attack and in positional play.

“If we do that with a lot of energy, we will get opportunities. We have to stay clear and believe in ourselves. That’s important in order to go into the game like this with the right mindset.”