(Holstein Kiel-Bayern, Munich, 2–2 eeo, 6–5 after a free kick) Already in the second round he said a stop for the reigning cup champion. With their heads down, the biggest stars of German football ran out of the field with one small trophy to fight for.
Mark Roca missed after five impeccable penalties from Bavaria. Kiel striker Finn Bartels tricked Manuel Neuer in an icy way and set a goal that sent the team from the second level to the cup.
The German Cup – or DFB-Pokal – is often called the FCB-Pokal in Germany because of the dominance of Bavaria. The Munich team has won the last five editions and can reach the table with a total of 20 final victories.
Twice the Holstein “keel” was in the back of the meeting with the club that won the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the cup last season. Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabri scored 1-0 in the 14th minute. Shortly before the break, the silver fox Bartels responded after a long game behind the sleeping defensive line.
Leroy Sane responded with a free kick – right next to the crossbar – right after the break. Then the fight should usually take place in a box. But after five minutes of overtime, Hauke Wall provided additional innings to the hosts with a goal over his right shoulder.
In the thick North German snowdrifts, the Bavarian stars tried to show their best side, and after twelve free kicks they ran out.
This increases the chances of Norwegian success. Alexander Serlot (RB Leipzig) and Erling Brut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) are still in the Cup. The same goes for Howard Nielsen and Greiter Fürth. Here is the form of the final of the 1/8 finals, which will take place on February 2 and 3:
PS! Holstein Kiel is fighting for a promotion in the 2nd Bundesliga. They are one point behind the leader of Hamburg. The North Germans never played in the Bundesliga.