Bayern Munich slumped to a shock defeat in the German Cup on Wednesday
Marc Roca missed the crucial penalty as they lost the shootout to Holstein Kiel
Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane had twice put the European champions ahead
Holders Bayern Munich twice gave up a one-goal lead before crashing out of the German Cup 6-5 on penalties to second tier Holstein Kiel on Wednesday following a 2-2 draw after extra time in the second-round match.
Both sides converted all five spot-kicks before Bayern’s Marc Roca had his effort saved and Fin Bartels slotted in the winning penalty.
The Bavarians went ahead through Serge Gnabry in the 14th minute and Thomas Muller should have doubled the lead when he fired over the bar from three metres out.
HOLSTEIN KIEL: Gelios, Dehm, Wahl, Thesker (Komenda 80), van den Bergh, Meffert (Serra 84), Bartels, Muhling (Arslan 84), Porath (Hauptmann 77), Mees (Reese 77), Lee Jae-Sung
Subs not used: Kireskov, Dahne, Neumann, Girth
Goalscorers: Bartels 37, Wahl 90+5
BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer, Sarr (Pavard 85), Sule, Hernandez, Davies, Tolisso (Alaba 105), Kimmich, Musiala (Lewandowski 74), Muller, Sane (Douglas Costa 74), Gnabry (Roca 90+2)
Subs not used: Martinez, Zirkzee, Boateng, Nubel
Goalscorers: Gnabry 14, Sane 47
The champions’ defence has been leaking throughout the season with their most goals conceded after 15 games in the league since 1981, and Kiel struck on the break in the 37th minute when Bartels beat defender Niklas Sule in a sprint to score.
Despite making five changes to the team that squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday, coach Hansi Flick’s Bayern continued to be vulnerable at the back. Continue reading
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