The game at Schalke lacked the fireworks of Bayern's semi-final and needed more than an hour to catch light with the host having the far better chances. Guido Burgstaller twice came close and forced a few superb saves from Lukas Hradecky but they could not convert any of them before their opponent struck from a set piece. Eintracht were left with 10 men in the 81st minute when substitute Gelson Ferdandes, who had only been on the pitch for 33 seconds, was shown a straight red card for a rough challenge on Leon Goretzka. Schalke tried desperately to find an equaliser and actually had the ball in the net deep into stoppage time only for the referee to rule it out for handball.
Eintracht Frankfurt win at Schalke to reach the DfB Pokal final v Bayern, so Niko Kovac will play his future club twice before the season ends in less than a monthApril 18, 2018
RESULT Schalke 04 0 Eintracht 1 (Jovic 75)
9 - Only Kylian Mbappe and Patrick Cutrone are younger than Luka Jovic among all players in Europe's 5 leagues who scored at least 9 goals in all competitions 2017/18. Talent. @eintracht_eng #S04SGE #DFBPokal pic.twitter.com/COg3gwXRdT— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) April 18, 2018