BAYERN MUNICH have been left shocked after being dumped out of the German Cup by second-division facet Holstein Kiel.
The defending champions have been shocked 6-5 on penalties after their rescheduled second-round recreation completed 2-2.
Bayern Munich crashed out of the German Cup after shedding on penalties towards Holstein KielCredit score: Reuters
Fin Bartels scored the profitable penalty after Marc Roca missed the deciding spot-kickCredit score: EPA
It was the primary time Hansi Flick’s facet – who gained the treble final season – have misplaced to a lower-tier facet within the DFB-Pokal since 2004.
Bayern didn’t relaxation their stars, with Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry all beginning, with Robert Lewandowski coming off the bench in snowy situations within the north of Germany.
Fin Bartels struck the profitable penalty to ship the underdogs by way of after Bayern midfielder Marc Roca noticed his spot kick saved by Kiel goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios.
The Spanish midfielder was the one participant to overlook a penalty within the shootout.
The groups had been because of play in December however the recreation was put again to offer Bayern extra time to deal with its busy schedule.
It regarded set to be a protracted night time for Kiel – who sit third in Germany’s second division after a draw with St. Pauli and loss to Osnabruck of their final two video games – when ex-Arsenal winger Gnabry put the Bavarian giants forward inside the primary quarter-hour.
Gnabry, who was again from a shin harm, could not miss when Gelios deflected Muller’s header to the Bayern ahead’s ft.
Nevertheless, TV replays confirmed Gnabry was offside when Muller knocked the ball ahead. VAR will solely come into operation within the subsequent spherical.
Kiel gamers react after Ioannis Gelios denied Roca from 12 yards outCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Bayern have misplaced to a lower-league facet for the primary time since 2004Credit score: EPA
Gnabry went shut once more earlier than Bartels equalized towards the run of play earlier than the break.
Jannik Dehm cut up the Bayern defence with a by way of ball and Bartels stayed cool earlier than taking pictures previous Neuer.
Sane restored the guests lead with an ideal free-kick simply after half-time, however Bayern have been then annoyed by the house facet’s dedicated and well-organised protection.
Gelios did brilliantly to push Jamal Musiala’s effort onto the submit and Finn Porath missed likelihood for Kiel on the different finish.
The snow had bought heavier when Hauke Wahl headed in Kiels equaliser with the final contact of regular time.
The Kiel gamers struggled by way of the added interval however earned the penalty shootout with some dogged defending.
Lewandowski bought Bayern off to a profitable begin and neither facet missed till Gelios saved Rocas effort. Bartels did the remaining.