Watch Hamburger SV Vs. RB Leipzig Live Stream: DFB-Pokal Start Time, Preview, Watch German Cup Semifinal Live

Boris StreubelGetty Images

Manager Hannes Wolf’s Hamburger SV side are on the verge of completing a quick recovery from last season’s disaster, which saw them finish 17th in the German Bundesliga and suffer relegation for the first time in their 100-year history, per In fact, until the end of last season, the Hamburg club held the distinction of being the only German team to play in the top flight continuously through their entire existence. But the team is positioned to jump back into the first-tier Bundeslig, and they also have a shot to advance to the prestigious DFB-Pokal – or German Cup — final. But to do that, they’ll need to get past third-place top-flight side RB Leipzig in a match that will live stream on Tuesday.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Hamburger SV vs. RB Leipzig German Cup semifinal match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Central European Summer Time at the 54,000-seat Volksparkstadion in Bahrenfeld, Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday, April 23. In the United States, the start time is 2:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific.

Hamburger SV have seen their chance of immediate promotion endangered recently, however, going winless and taking only two points in their most recent five league matches. As a result their hold on second place in Bundesliga 2 — and with it, guaranteed promotion — has shrunk to a mere two points over SC Paderborn 07, accordion to ESPN. The third- and fourth-place teams in Germany’s second division must compete in a playoff to earn the third and final promotion slot.

Leipzig, on the other hand, are about as in-form as they could be — taking clean victories in nine of their last 12 games without a loss, per Soccerway. They also added in a win in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal, squeaking past fellow top-flight side FC Augsburg 2-1 in extra time.

Youssuf Poulson runs.
Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen leads RB Leipzig with 17 goals in all competitions.Featured image credit: Alexander HassensteinGetty Images

To watch a free live stream of the Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig German Cup semifinal showdown, log in to WatchESPN, the online-only network offered by the sports broadcasting giant ESPN. WatchESPN requires cable TV or satellite login credentials, and is available through the ESPN and WatchESPN apps for mobile devices. The service is also available via set-top streaming boxes, such as the Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire.

But there is a way to watch Hamburger SV vs. RB Leipzig live online for free, without a cable login. Fans may sign up for a free trial of an online streaming TV package, such as DirecTV Now, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. All of those providers require credit card information and subscription fees, but each also offers a seven-day free trial, allowing fans to watch Tuesday’s German Cup match live stream for free.

In Germany, Sky Go Deutschland will live stream the DFB-Pokal match.

Direct TV Sports Caribbean will stream the game throughout the Caribbean islands. For a list of other outlets around the globe that will carry a live stream of Hamburger vs. Leipzig, be sure to check Live Soccer TV.

In the United Kingdom, there will be no television broadcast or live stream offered for the Hamburger vs. Leipzig match. But fans can likely access the live stream through another provider listed in this article by using a VPN service, such as those recommended by CNet, or by using the built-in VPN that comes with the Opera web browser.