Kovac delivered the cup, and with it Ecu soccer subsequent season, in his ultimate recreation in price sooner than changing Jupp Heynckes as Bayern boss this summer season as Frankfurt received 3-1 in Berlin.
Ante Rebic scored both sides of Robert Lewandowski’s equaliser, together with his 2nd purpose after 82 mins surviving a VAR take a look at by way of the referee after Bayern appealed for a handball within the build-up.
That was once now not the tip of the replay drama, then again, as Frankfurt survived any other overview in damage time when the referee made up our minds that Kevin-Prince Boateng’s kick on Javi Martinez was once now not worthy of a penalty.
With Bayern nonetheless seething, Frankfurt right away introduced a counter-attack and exchange Mijat Gacinovic raced transparent of 2 warring parties to roll the ball into an empty internet and spark wild celebrations together with his team-mates and supporters.
Whilst it was once the easiest send-off for Kovac, it denied Heynckes a Bundesliga and cup double on his farewell as Frankfurt claimed their first identify for 30 years following defeat within the ultimate 12 months in the past.
Bayern will really feel two large selections went in opposition to them and have been left to rue possibilities from Lewandowski and Mats Hummels which struck the crossbar.