- Thomas Müller scored the first goal before Patrick Sontheimer equalized for the hosts
- Marcel Gaus caused wild celebrations in the sixth minute of added time
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Third division club Saarbrücken overwhelmed Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 2-1 on Wednesday with a last-minute winner and were eliminated from the DFB Cup in the second round.
Marcel Gaus scored the winning goal for the hosts late into second-half stoppage time, completing a sensational comeback and sparking wild celebrations from the home crowd as the Bayern players looked on in complete shock.
Bayern, who last lifted the trophy in 2020, had taken a first-half lead through Thomas Müller before Saarbrücken equalized in first-half stoppage time.
“This is a hard blow for us,” said Müller as his team face title rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
“To be eliminated in the second round of the cup for the third time is not our goal. We have to congratulate Saarbrücken on this fight. There’s also a bit of luck involved.”
The third division team Saarbrücken managed to surprise and eliminate Bayern Munich after going behind
A dejected Thomas Müller watches as his team suffers defeat despite his opening goal
Patrick Sontheimer (left) scored from close range after a mistake by Kim Min-jae
Marcel Gaus scored the winning goal for the hosts late into stoppage time in the second half
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“There was a counterattack in the 96th minute, but before that we had wasted too many chances.”
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel made several changes to the team that beat Darmstadt 98 8-0 on Saturday, leaving top scorer Harry Kane on the bench along with Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala, while 20-year-old Frans Kraetzig was in the starting line-up for the first time.
The game had been in doubt due to heavy rain, but it was the hosts who gave Bayern more trouble early in the game before the visitors created their first chance when Kraetzig fed Mueller in the 15th minute.
Bayern also had to do without defender Matthias de Ligt midway through the first half because the Dutch international suffered a knee injury.
Things got even worse for Bayern before the break when defender Kim Min-jae’s pass was intercepted and Patrick Sontheimer fired in from close range.
Bayern struggled to capitalize on their chances and paid the price as the hosts launched a quick counterattack and an attack from the right sailed past three Bayern players across the penalty area before Gaus connected with a low shot in the sixth minute the left foot scored the winning goal extra time.