Bayern Munich knocked out of DFB Pokal by second-tier Holstein Kiel

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2021

Bayern Munich were knocked out of the German Cup by lower-league opposition for the first time since 2004 as they were shocked by second-tier Holstein Kiel in a penalty shootout.

It looked to be a straightforward outing for the European champions when Serge Gnabry put them ahead inside 14 minutes, but that was as comfortable as things would be for the Bavarians. Locals to Finn Bartels finished a play at the age of 37, Janic Tehmin, but the German champion again equalized himself at the age of 47 with Leroy Sane for an advantage.

Despite making five changes to the team that squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday, coach Hansi Flick's Bayern continued to be vulnerable at the back.

But in the 95th minute, Hauke Wahl became a hero, scoring a dramatic equaliser to send the game to extra time.

The first 10 penalties in the shootout were scored, but Kiel goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios denied Marc Rota, and veteran Bartels scored the winning kick.

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