Ein angry CEO Oliver Kahn pressed his lips together in the stands, national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Co. trudged into the dressing room in frustration after a historic cup fiasco. While Borussia Mönchengladbach celebrated a magical football night, the Munich team experienced a black day in their club’s history.
In the midst of a heated corona discussion, the absent Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has to remove at least one title early on. The record cup winner was humiliated at 0: 5 (0: 3) on Wednesday evening by an unleashed Borussia like never before in the DFB Cup and even treated graciously. Bayern’s highest cup defeat could or should have been even higher.
“That’s shocking. We weren’t there and didn’t win a duel in the first half. We let the guts be bought from us. It was a collective blackout. For me that is inexplicable, ”said Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic on ARD.
“Oh, how beautiful”
Manu Koné (2nd minute), Ramy Bensebaini (15th and 21st / foul penalty) and Breel Embolo (51st and 57th), who was involved in all five goals, ensured Mönchengladbach’s first ever cup win against the old rival. For Borussia, the memorable evening should go down in the club’s history. After a few setbacks, the team of coach Adi Hütter enraptured the appendix when the fan masses returned in front of 48,500 spectators. “Oh, how beautiful it is,” it rang through Borussia-Park.
“We pushed Bayern a little way against the wall,” said Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl, adding: “The evening will definitely go down in the history of Borussia Mönchengladbach.” A game like this should now be the benchmark. “FC Bayern are perhaps the best team in the world, that’s an incentive for us. We’re enjoying the evening, ”added Embolo. ARD expert Bastian Schweinsteiger could hardly understand the appearance of his former team: “That must not happen to Bayern Munich.”
Bayern, on the other hand, were completely inferior from the start without Nagelsmann. National player Joshua Kimmich, who has been the focus of a national debate for days because of his non-vaccination against the coronavirus, and world champion Lucas Hernández also went down with the Bundesliga leaders. The French defender only found out on Wednesday that he would not have to serve a prison sentence for domestic violence. The evening must have seemed like a bad trip to the 25-year-old.
Bringing the stadium to the shake was what Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl had given as the goal for the classic in view of the atmospheric backdrop of 48,500 fans – as many as the last time before the corona pandemic. Eberl had hardly dreamed that Borussia-Park would be shaken to its foundations in rows. Because the Gladbachers played themselves into a frenzy, while the Bavarians were completely off the track. With the 0: 3 at the break, the guests were even well served.