Kevin Trapp: Could be sorry: had little opportunity to excel, was powerless in both goals conceded. Frustrating evening for the Seville final hero.
Total: Could have scored from a free kick in the eighth minute but Ndicka got in the way. Was noticed mainly by bad passes. Only two-thirds of the passes arrived.
Makoto Hasebe: Seems to be showing its age more than ever at the end of a long season. There was a high risk in the build-up game, and accordingly a lot of mistakes. Stabilized in the second half.
Evan Ndicka: Solid game with some good defensive moves. Became unlucky because he deflected the ball before the 0:1.
Aurelius Buta: Was primarily concerned with halting Leipzig attack efforts. Therefore with few offensive actions. Defensively, despite speed deficits against Werner mostly at the height.
Sebastian Rode: Would certainly be popular with the Berliner Klimakleber: never let loose and held everything together like the strongest glue. But after 70 minutes he couldn’t. Without him, Eintracht lacked structure.
Djibril Sow: Does he go, does he stay? Shouldn’t have increased the interest of other clubs with the cup final. Hardly appeared offensively. Was able to rely on the man next to him if he made a mistake. When Rode left, he was lost in the center.
Philipp Max: One noticed most clearly how the Eintracht Leipzig wanted to stand up to: dogged in the duel on the ground and in the air. In the first few minutes, with his great effort, he seemed like a candidate for being sent off. But everything went well. Substituted for Lenz.
Mario Götze: Plays passes that cannot be simulated better even on the computer – like the one to Randal Kolo Muani (60th minute). Driver in the pressing, strives for structure. The fact that he was no longer able to influence the offensive game on his birthday was due to Eintracht’s defensive approach.
Daichi Kamada: Appeared to say goodbye as in his early days: rather inconspicuous, sometimes with slouched shoulders. Will be remembered for other games in Frankfurt.
Randal Colored: Often solo entertainer on the offensive. Fooled many a Leipziger with his feints and his pace, but then mostly didn’t finish in a promising position or aimed too imprecisely.
Jesper Lindström: Came for Rode. Should be the ace up Glasner’s sleeve with his speed. But had no effect.
Christopher Lenz: After his substitution, he was just as overwhelmed with the deficit as the rest of the team. At 0: 2 almost as far away from his opponent as the Brandenburg Gate from the Olympic Stadium.
Rafael Borré: Also substituted, remained without promising action.
Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe: There was no room on the team for last week’s match winner. Possibly wondered why Glasner only substituted him shortly before the end.