BERLIN: Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick was “shocked” when the incumbent was eliminated in the German Cup just now at the hands of second division club Holstein Kiel who won a 6-5 penalty shootout after extra time in the second round ended in a 2-2 draw.
“It was shocking. We were very disappointed,” Flick told Sky.
“It was even more disappointing when we conceded an equalizer that made it 2-2 in the last minutes (real time). Congratulations to Kiel.
“We need to forget this and do better.”
Bayern striker Thomas Mueller said the defeat was “brutal.”
This is the first time Bayern have been knocked out of the trophy at the hands of a non-Bundesliga club since losing to fourth division club Magdeburg in 2000/01.
After Bayern midfielder Marc Roca became the first player to fail to complete his team’s sixth penalty, Kiel player Fin Bartels did well and sparked great entertainment.
The shock means this is the first time the European champion has been eliminated from the trophy competition since Flick took over the team in November 2019.
Bayern led 2-1 with goals from Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane before and after Bartels’ goal while Kiel captain Hauke Wahl’s header in the 95th minute brought the match to extra time and then a penalty.