Shell-shocked Bayern Munich suffered their heaviest defeat within the German Cup Wednesday when their star-studded team was thrashed 5-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
“I’m completely shocked. We merely did not flip up,” Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic advised ARD.
“We let ourselves be outplayed in each situation – a collective blackout.”
Full-strength Bayern conceded the first goal after simply 71 seconds and have been 3-0 down with 21 minutes performed as Gladbach made lightning begin.
It was the first time in 27 years Bayern has conceded so many goals so early in any competitors.
Bayern crashed to their heaviest German Cup defeat, eclipsing a 5-1 quarter-final defeat at Cologne in 1972.
“Infrequently, you dream of one thing like this, however, you do not imagine it should turn into actuality,” Gladbach sports director Max Eberl advised ARD.
“That was a superior efficiency.”
French midfielder Kouadio Kone grabbed his first aim for Gladbach with barely a minute gone, then Algerian defender Ramy Bensebaini and Swiss striker Breel Embolo each scored twice.
“5-0 towards Bayern would not come alongside fairly often, so we’ll take pleasure in this tonight,” stated Embolo.
That is the second time in consecutive seasons Bayern have been dumped out of the cup within the second spherical having lost at Holstein Kiel final January after a penalty shoot-out.
There were loads of off-field distractions for Bayern within the build-up.
Hours earlier than kick-off, France defender Lucas Hernandez heard he’ll escape being jailed in Spain for violating a restraining order in 2017 after a Madrid court accepted his attraction.
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich has additionally been the center of fierce debate in Germany and accused of neglecting his responsibility as a task mannequin, after revealing he opted against being vaccinated for Covid-19.
Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann was lacking as he stays in isolation at the house after testing constructive for the coronavirus.
Moenchengladbach fully dominated the opening exchanges by changing two of their six pictures on aim.
In distinction, Bayern, high of the Bundesliga desk whereas Gladbach is twelfth, didn’t get a shot on the right track within the opening 20 minutes.
Gladbach took an early lead when a sloppy move by Alphonso Davies close to his personal space was snapped up by Kone, who traded passes with Embolo and fired the house.
There was pure delight within the stands at Borussia Park when Bensebaini fired the hosts’ second aim previous Manuel Neuer on the quarter-hour.
A penalty was awarded when Hernandez went in high towards Embolo and Bensebaini sent Neuer the incorrect approach to make it 3-0 at half-time.
That is the second time Bensebaini has terrorized Bayern after the 26-year-old scored each goals in Gladbach’s 2-1 house Bundesliga in December 2019.
Embolo then compounded Bayern’s distress with two rapid-fire targets inside six minutes of one another to make it 5-0 after 57 minutes.
The celebrations began with ten minutes left as delighted house followers sang ‘Oh, we ist das schoen’ (Oh, how lovely that is).
Earlier, Bundesliga facet Bayer Leverkusen additionally suffered a cup upset once they have been overwhelmed 2-1 at the house by second division Karlsruhe.
Leverkusen has been shocked as South Korean ahead Choi Kyoung-rok hit the winner within the second-round tie.
Holders Dortmund is already into Sunday’s draw for the third spherical after their 2-0 win at home over second-tier Ingolstadt Tuesday.