The decision: Ten shooters had already scored on penalties, then substitute Munich Marc Roca straightened the ball – and failed because of Kiel’s goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios. The sixth Kieler stepped Fin Bartels on and turned safe against national goalkeepers Manuel Neuer. As in the last second round defeat, Bayern failed again on penalties. This was last the case in November 2000 at 1. FC Magdeburg.
The result: The FC Bayern Munich is not in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup for the first time in 20 years. In the second division Holstein Kiel the record cup winner lost 5-6 on penalties. After extra time it was 2: 2 (2: 2, 1: 1). Here it goes to the game report.
Time travel with the outfit: US musician Pharrell Williams had designed jerseys for FC Bayern, the sale of which brought in 100,000 euros for the SOS Children’s Villages. In Kiel, the FCB professionals wore it for the first time in a competitive game. The design was very reminiscent of the early 1990s, when Munich almost relegated from the Bundesliga with players like Jan Wouters, Brian Laudrup and Mazinho. There are better omens.
The first half: Most recently, even Bundesliga basement children were able to get Bayern into trouble, so why not the third in the second division too? Kiel tried to keep Bayern away from their own goal, which worked well. After the opening goal of Serge Gnabry (14th minute), it was 20 minutes before the next chance of Thomas Müller (35.). This time it was recognized on the sidelines (probably wrongly) what aroused Müller and irritated his colleagues. As usual from previous games, a good pass from his own half was enough to outsmart the Bayern defense: Bartels overcame Neuer with a shot into the left corner (37th).
Bartels vs Neuer: Born in Kiel, Bartels has been playing for Holstein again since last summer. He is now 33 years old, had played against Bayern twelve times – and lost twelve times. In 2008, half an eternity ago, he was even allowed to play in the U21 national team once. When playing against Denmark stood Neuer in the goal of the DFB-Elf. After that, the career paths of the two separated significantly. The cup evening still had a punch line open for the two of them.
The second half: Circled from a half-right position Leroy Sané a free kick with the left over the wall and into the corner. The early 2: 1 for the guests (48th) would have answered Alexander Mühling almost 2: 2 just two minutes later, but his shot went just over the Bayern goal. The team of the young trainer Ole Werner continued to act brave and strong, no class difference could be seen. It was not until the 66th minute that Jamal Musiala forced Kiel’s goalkeeper to make another strong save. The deserved equalization in stoppage time: Hauke Wahl scored 2-2 in a header attempt with his shoulder (90th + 5).
He had to go again: An away game at a second division should be an opportunity for the constant attacker Robert Lewandowski to take a breather for 90 minutes. Nothing came of it. In the 78th minute, Flick was forced to secure the result by bringing the Bundesliga shooter king. It was a return after 3,258 days, as the Kielers had calculated in the run-up to the game: at the beginning of February 2012, the Pole had with him Borussia Dortmund Won 4: 0 in the cup at Holstein. Back then, almost nine years later (during the game) he didn’t score.
The decision: After one of the Munich-based extra-times, but without many chances, the penalty shoot-out had to decide. The first ten shooters all converted, only Lewandowski was lucky with his penalty that Gelios had to let the ball pass. The Kiel goalkeeper then parried against Roca, Bartels set the end point.
Darmstadt is waiting: With whom Holstein Kiel or FC Bayern would be up against in the round of the last sixteen, it was already clear before the kick-off of the game, which was moved from December to January: A home game against second division Darmstadt 98 is the next task that Holstein Kiel will face got to. The match will take place on February 2nd or 3rd. The Kielers are still missing three wins until the final and the chance of their first cup victory. They were German champions once before – in 1912. The victory against the triple winner FC Bayern should be just behind in the club’s chronicle.