Bayern Munich news: Bayern Munich suffered their worst ever DFB-Pokal defeat on Wednesday. Borussia Monchengladbach thrashed them 5-0 and for the second season in a row, Bayern are out of the competition.
Borussia Monchengladbach took the lead within two minutes and were 3-0 up after 21 minutes on the board. Bayern had conceded three goals this early in a German cup match for the first time.
Gladbach also became the first team to score five goals against the mighty Bavarians since Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 win in the German cup final in 2012. This was the first time Bayern Munich lost a game by five or more goals since Dec. 9, 1978, against Fortuna Düsseldorf (7-1) in the Bundesliga.
The sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told ARD after the game that “I’m absolutely shocked, we just weren’t in that match. In every situation, they were tougher than us. A collective blackout. That was inexplicable. We know how difficult it is always in Gladbach, we discussed that beforehand. It’s all difficult to explain, I have to be honest.”
Salihamidzic denied that the absence of head coach Julian Nagelsmann had much to do with the result. Julian is on the sideline after being tested positive for Covid-19 and is recovering from it.
Hasan further added, “Of course we want the coach to be there. But the defeat has little to do with Dino, rather that we weren’t there for the duels at all. Everything that could go wrong really went wrong. It has little to do with the coach today.”
Bayern Munich news: How Gladbach achieved the impossible and thrashed the Bavarians
Borussia Monchengladbach needed just 80 seconds to open their account. A loose pass by Alphonso Davies, which Kouadio Koné pounced on and hit past Manuel Neuer in the bottom right corner.
The second goal came in the 15th minute in the form of Ramy Bensebaini. It was Jonas Hofmann who got into a great position and cut back for Bensebaini, who then drilled his shot past Neuer in the bottom left corner.
The third goal came in the form of a penalty as Lucas Hernandez brought down Embolo in the box. Bensebaini kept a cool head and sent Neuer the wrong way. 21 minutes on the clock and Bayern were reeling 3-0. The score was 3-0 at halftime, with Gladbach eyeing a victory.
The fourth goal was rather an easy one for Gladbach to increase their lead over Bayern. It was Embolo who got the ball first, which Upamecano should have cleared easily. Embolo then drilled his shot between Neuer’s legs to make it 4-0 in the 51st minute.
Embolo was once again on the scoresheet, making it 5-0 for Gladbach in the 57th minute. He ran past Sule and Pavard, keeping his cool to fire his shot in the bottom right corner.
Bayern Munich would never have thought they would get a beating like this after playing a full-strength squad. Borussia Monchengladbach tore them apart with a 5-0 scoreline.