Juliane Wirtz had tears in his eyes, but Florian Wirtz consoled her.

He is actually the little brother. However, during the 18-year-old already four A country games completed and played with Bayer Leverkusen 14 times in the European Cup, the two years older sister had just lost the biggest game of her previous football career on the most unfortunate and thoughtful bitter way.

“It’s a very nice feeling that he was there,” Juliane Wirtz said after 3: 4 in penalties of the trophy semi-final with Bayer against the 1st FFC Turbine Potsdam. The currently injured brother had followed the game on the tribune: “That’s a sibling connection. He takes me in his arm and listen to me. He is a big support.”

Bayer had led 1: 0 in the game and in penalties with 2: 0, yet the dream remained unfulfilled from the first final. Also this has preceded Florian Wirtz Juliane, where he was not replaced in Cup final 2020 in Berlin against FC Bayern (2: 4) as a 17-year-old. At the end Potsdam reached the final right at Bayer around the corner – on May 28 in Cologne against serial winner VfL Wolfsburg.

“I do not know what to say, otherwise I started to be howling,” said Juliane Wirtz at “Sky”: “It’s just bitterly, we were so close. It’s a blow to the face and does a blow hurt. But I’m damn proud of us girls. ” That was certainly her little brother.

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Potsdam stands for the first time and for the first time since 2015 in the final. Since the third victory 2006, four final games went lost in a row. Final opponents Wolfsburg, on the other hand, gained the title over the past seven years.