He Bayern Munich, defending champion in this competition, was eliminated by surprise in the penalty shoot-out (6-5 after a 2-2 draw) of his round of 32 tie against the Holstein Kiel, of the second division.
Serge gnabry (minute 14) and Leroy Sané (47) had scored for Bayern, but on two occasions the locals managed to balance, through End Bartels (37) and Hauke wahl (90 + 5), the latter forcing the extension ‘in extremis’.
In that extra half hour the scoreboard did not move. In the decisive round, the Spanish Marc Roca (Bayern) was the only one to miss their shot and the Bavarian giant was unexpectedly knocked down.
Bayern will no longer be able to emulate their great success at the end of last year, when they finished in a big way, with a ‘triplet’ of titles, by winning the European Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup.
However, he could also get three titles in the first half of 2021, since he is in the fight for a new Bundesliga, he is classified for the second round of the Champions and in February he will play in Qatar the Club World Cup.
Bayern’s last defeat in the German Cup against a lower-class formation dates back to the 2000-2001 season, when they were eliminated, also on penalties, by the FC Magdeburg, which was then in the fourth category.
This elimination in the DFB Pokal comes five days after Bayern’s defeat in the German league, in Mönchengladbch 3-2, which confirms the crisis of the ‘Rekordmeister’ at the beginning of 2021.
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From the start, coach Hansi Flick had left several important players on the bench, with the aim of giving them rest.
Given the worrying course that the meeting was taking, he made Robert Lewandowski, Benjamin Pavard and David Alaba, but without getting a steering wheel to put things in order.