Bayern knocked out by lowly Holstein Kiel in DFB-Pokal Cup


Don't forget to Share on Facebook

Bundesliga, European and DFB-Pokal Cup champions, Bayern Munich, were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday by lowly Holstein Kiel on penalties, after 90 minutes and extra time ended 2-2.

When Serge Gnabry got the opener on 14 minutes, it looked like the third-tier side would be swept away, but they surprisingly got the equaliser in the 37th minute through Fin Bartels. Hansi Flick named a strong starting lineup, though Robert Lewandowski was named on the bench for the defending champions.

Bayern got their second goal through Leroy Sane, two minutes into the second half and again the champions would have believed they would go on and score more goals as Flick had sent on Lewandowski to replace Jamal Musiala with 16 minutes left on the clock.

But Holstein Kiel held on and snagged a late equaliser through Hauke Wahl’s header in the fifth minute of added time to take the game into extra time.

There were no more goals, and the game went into penalties. Both teams scored their five penalties but in sudden death, Marc Roca missed and Bartels ensured the dream continued for his side when he beat Manuel Neuer to create a huge seismic surprise in Germany.

Before Wednesday’s loss, Bayern had reached 11 consecutive DFB-Pokal semi-finals and the man who ensured the nightmare, 33-year-old Bartels, had not scored against Bayern in 12 previous matches.

Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401…

PT Mag Campaign AD

Visit Original Source link

Don't forget to Share on Facebook