Bayern Munich was eliminated from the German Cup by a Third Division team and unleashed the internal conflict: Müller’s attack on his teammates

This Wednesday there was a setback in German football as the powerful Bayern Munich was eliminated in the 16th round of the German Cup for him Sarrebrücka third division team, which won 2-1 About the hour. For the third time in the last four seasons, Germany’s most successful team says goodbye in the second round of this tournament.

Thomas Müller He opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a shot from outside the area and the ball went into the corner next to the right post: the goalkeeper was unable to deflect it. With the difference in favor before the quarter of an hour everything indicated that the Bavarian team was going to control the match without problems.

However, in stoppage time of the first half there was a bad start from Bayern’s back line which was taken advantage of by the Sarrebrückwhich achieved equality through both Patrick Sontheimer, who barely had to touch the ball when he received it inside the area. The goal generated an outburst from the local public in the Ludwigsparkstadion, which had about 17 thousand spectators.

The celebration of goalkeeper Tim Schreiber, who was one of the figures of Saarbrück (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
The celebration of goalkeeper Tim Schreiber, who was one of the figures of Saarbrück (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Flares, screams and jumps in the stands gave a unique color to the cold German night in a halftime that was a party at the venue located in the southwest of the German country. The fact is that a draw was already like a victory for the fans against the giant they had in front of them.

At the beginning of the complement, what was expected was fulfilled and the Bayern It was for the victory. But a solid defense from his rival and the great work of the goalkeeper Tim Schreiber They allowed the promotion team to hold on to the tie, which was already very meritorious considering the difference in hierarchy of both teams.

The local goalkeeper drowned out his cries of Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman and to himself Müller. It seemed that the duel was going to end in a draw, but in the sixth minute of added time there was an overflow on the right and after a cross it was Marcel Gaus the one who defined with a strong shot and made the flight of Manuel Neuer.

Thomas Müller's frustration after elimination (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
Thomas Müller’s frustration after elimination (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The local players and fans (the team is 15th in the Third Division) lived an unforgettable party and after the match there was self-criticism on the part of Müller, who left a strong phrase and fired at his teammates: “It is not at all acceptable that only three or four players end up understanding how to respect the fans. We will show a different face in the future. Of course it is unacceptable.”

This Saturday the Bayern Munich came from scoring 8-0 al Darmstadt and despite the fact that it is the cast with the highest number of goals in the current Bundesligais second in the championship with 23 points, two behind the leader, the Bayern Leverkusen. After nine games both are undefeated, but Bayern has one win less than its rival.

On the next date of the Bundesliga the Bayern Munich will visit Borussia Dortmund, on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. It should be remembered that in the Champions League The Bavarian team won its first three games, leads Group A and is heading to qualify for the round of 16.

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