Bayern Munich, the reigning champions of the Bundesliga, were shocked with a 2-1 defeat by Saarbrücken, a team from the third tier. This unexpected loss knocked them out of the German Cup in the second round, all thanks to a last-minute winning goal.
Marcel Gaus scored the winning goal for the home team in the final moments of the second half, leading to an exciting comeback and causing the home fans to erupt in celebration. The Bayern players were left stunned as they watched Saarbrücken equalize just before halftime, after Thomas Müller had given Bayern an early lead.
Müller expressed disappointment over the loss, as his team prepares to face Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday. He acknowledged Saarbrücken’s determination and noted that luck also plays a role in these situations. The team was ultimately dealt a setback in the 96th minute, but Müller also recognized that they had missed several opportunities earlier in the game.
The coach of Bayern, Thomas Tuchel, made multiple adjustments to the squad that dominated Darmstadt 8-0 on Saturday. This included keeping their leading goal scorer, Harry Kane, on the sidelines along with Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala.
There was uncertainty about the game due to the intense rain, but it was the home team that caused more problems for Bayern in the beginning of the match. However, the visitors were able to score their first goal in the 15th minute, thanks to 20-year-old Frans Krätzig setting up Müller. Bayern also had to substitute defender Matthias de Ligt in the first half after he sustained a knee injury.
Bayern experienced a setback before the break when Kim Min-jae’s pass was intercepted, leading to Patrick Sontheimer scoring from a close range. The team had difficulty capitalizing on their opportunities and ultimately suffered a defeat when the opposing team executed a fast counterattack. The ball was crossed from the right side of the field, bypassing three Bayern players, before Gaus scored the winning goal with a left-foot drive in the sixth additional minute.
In the Copa del Rey match, Mason Greenwood scored two goals for Getafe as they dominated sixth-tier Tardienta with a final score of 12-0 in Spain.
In the 15th minute, the Manchester United player on loan scored from close range before scoring again from inside the area in the second half.
Greenwood was replaced shortly after scoring his second goal, bringing his total to three goals in eight games since joining the Spanish club in September.