Wednesday January 13th 2021
Sensation in the penalty shootout
Kiel dramatically knocks Bayern out of the cup
In a dramatic cup fight, second division Holstein Kiel prevailed against Bayern Munich on penalties. The record cup winner is initially lucky thanks to an offside goal, but Kiel fights back and equalizes in the 96th minute. All second division players keep their nerve in the penalty shoot-out.
Sensation in Kiel: The defeated Bayern stole disappointed from the field, while behind them the Kiel players stormed to their match winner Fin Bartels. For the first time in 20 years, Bayern Munich were eliminated in the second round of the DFB Cup. The Champions League winner lost to KSV Holstein 5-6 on penalties. After 120 minutes it was 2: 2 (2: 2, 1: 1). Fin Bartels converted the decisive penalty against the big favorite and defending champion, Marc Roca had missed at Bayern.
"Even if it sounds stupid after a cup defeat against an underdog from Kiel – luck was not on our side. It is certainly not the best phase for FC Bayern," said a visibly annoyed Thomas Müller at Sky: "We can't do us accuse that we gave up the game with a Larifari attitude. The elimination is brutal, you have to let that sink in first.
"Nobody in Kiel will forget that"
The emotional world with the people of Kiel was completely different. "No one in Kiel, no player, no fan, no one will ever forget this evening," said goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios. This was "definitely" the greatest moment in his career, emphasized Gelios, who had "not dealt with the Bayern shooters at all" beforehand. He didn't even look at Bartels' penalty kick.
A remarkable free kick by Leroy Sané two minutes after the start of the second half was not enough to win in regular time. Holstein captain Hauke Wahl forced an additional 30 minutes of play with a header (90 + 4). "Of course it's a shock, we're hugely disappointed," said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. "Ultimately, the team showed great morale and also determined the game. It is all the more annoying that we had to accept the 2-2 in the last second. Congratulations to Kiel."
The guests had to tremble for a long time not only because of the cutting wind in the Holstein Stadium. Serge Gnabry put the Champions League winner in the 14th minute after a mistake by Holstein goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios, but referee Robert Schröder overlooked his offside position. After one of the few counterattacks, Bartels scored for the hosts (37th).
Bavaria is weak defensively
Bayern coach Hansi Flick left several of his top stars on the bench at the start of the game. And so world footballer Robert Lewandowski, world champion Benjamin Pavard and David Alaba initially only watched the game from the edge of the field. Leon Goretzka stayed in Munich because of a calf injury.
At the latest after the early lead, the German champions had the game under control, but several times missed the opportunity to expand their lead. As announced by Holstein coach Ole Werner, his protégés tried to find gaps in the Munich coverage.
And the Bayern defense was not always stable. Alexander Mühling could have equalized just two minutes after the Sane hit. But in terms of ball technique and speed, FC Bayern was superior in most phases.
Bavaria without ideas
Nevertheless, Flick always found reasons to loudly conduct and criticize his actors. Because after just under an hour, the second division third became more courageous and conjured up one and the other unpleasant situation for Bayern.
But it was not until the 74th minute before Flick reacted and replaced the exhausted goalscorer Sane with Lewandowski. Douglas Costa should also provide new momentum. Bayern then dominated the game in the closing stages and barely let the hosts come up with successful combinations. Pavard was also substituted on shortly before the final whistle.
Only with the last move of the regular playing time did the Kielers reward themselves. A Johannes van den Bergh cross found its way into the goal – from Wahl's shoulder. Manuel Neuer in goal had no chance. In extra time, Bayern pressed for victory, Holstein fought back with the last of his strength. Real scoring chances remained in short supply, and Gelios was also strong. Then came the penalty shoot-out sensation.
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