Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamFreiburgPossessionHome51%Away49%ShotsHome13Away9Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome7Away2Lucas Hoeler scored a dramatic 95th-minute penalty to send Freiburg into the semi-finals of the German Cup, after coming from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1. Thomas Tuchel’s second game in charge of the Bavarian giants saw them take the lead through Dayot Upamecano’s header, only for Nicolas Hoefler to equalise with a rocket from outside the box. The match was then decided by Jamal Musiala’s handball in the box, which allowed Hoeler to convert from the spot and seal a shock win for Freiburg.
Bayern dominated the tie for large parts, but were unable to find a winner despite Kingsley Coman scuffing a clearance. This allowed Hoefler to draw Freiburg level and set up Hoeler’s late heroics. The result means that Bayern have failed to reach the semi-finals for the third year in a row, while Freiburg will be hoping to go one better than last year’s final, which they lost on penalties to RB Leipzig.
Elsewhere, Randal Kolo Muani scored twice in two minutes to secure Eintracht Frankfurt’s progress in the cup with a 2-0 win against Union Berlin. The match was officiated by Harm Osmers and was attended by 75,000 spectators. Bayern had 51% possession of the ball, with 13 shots compared to Freiburg’s 9. They also had 7 corners to Freiburg’s 2, but it was not enough to prevent them from crashing out of the competition.
The result is a huge shock for Bayern Munich, who had just come off a 4-2 win against Borussia Dortmund in the league on Saturday. They had recently sacked Julian Nagelsmann and replaced him with Tuchel, who had managed their rivals from 2015 to 2017. Despite their strong performance, they were unable to find a winner and were ultimately knocked out of the German Cup by Freiburg.