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A huge upset for Bayern in the DFB Pokal 

German winners Bayern Munich were shocked by a 96th-minute winner from third-division Saarbrucken in the German Cup.

German winners Bayern Munich were shocked by a 96th-minute winner from third-division Saarbrucken in the German Cup.

A late, dramatic goal by Marcel Gaus secured a famous victory, leading to Bayern Munich’s exit from the German Cup. 

In a match that saw Harry Kane as an unused substitute, Bayern, featuring notable players like Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, and Manuel Neuer, faced an otherwise strong challenge.

The Match

Thomas Muller had initially put Bayern in the lead, but the lower-tier side fought back, with Patrick Sontheimer equalizing. The highlight of the match came in stoppage time when Marcel Gaus scored a memorable winner, securing the underdog’s victory.

Repeat Second-Round Exit for Bayern

This marks the third time in four years that Bayern Munich, a team with an impressive record of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles, has exited the German Cup in the second round. The competition’s intensity rises at this stage, as top-division sides enter the fray.

Challenges for Bayern

In addition to the disappointing exit, Bayern also faced a setback as central defender Matthijs de Ligt sustained a serious-looking knee injury early in the match. This left the team with only one fit center-back and added to the challenges they encountered during the contest.

The match’s outcome underscores the unpredictability and competitiveness in football, where underdogs can make history, even against formidable opponents.

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