Bayern Munich took on Saarbrücken in the second round with great vigor, buoyed by their 8-0 victory over Darmstadt. However, everything fell apart when they lost 2-1 to their opponent. Consequently, opening the door to the exit from the German Cup. Their first-round victory over Munster, which they won by a score of 4-0, is remembered as a game that could have been repeated for future advancement.
Thomas Müller opened the scoreboard with a net that was found in the 16th minute. All they had to do was defend, at least until halftime. Patrick found a way to navigate to their side of the net just before the whistle for a break. His goal came in during the 45+1 minute to equalize the tally. Marcel then delivered the finishing touch in the 6th extra minute after the official time ran out on the clock.
Interestingly, Bayern were the favorites to win the game, especially with a dominating possession of 75%. Saarbrücken was restricted to the remaining 25% and lower shots on target. Their take was 2 out of 4, while Tuchel’s men got 7 chances out of 18 shots that they took.
Substitutes and staff members of Saarbrücken ran to the field when the final whistle was blown. Matthijs, suffering a painful knee injury, is now being credited with the loss of the side. Losing a defender has come at a time when Munich is yet to complete its weekend by locking horns with Dortmund this weekend.
Bayern are also competing in the UEFA Champions League. Notably, they have secured 3 consecutive wins for 9 points and a positive goal difference of 4, with every other team in Group A featuring GD in negatives.
In the latest sports news, The last league match for Bayern was against Galatasaray, winning it 3-1 when the only goal the opponent scored was handed to them through a penalty in the 30th minute. Both sides will again meet on November 9, 2023, for a group match at Allianz Arena.
As for Saarbrücken, the side had a 2-1 victory in the first round against Karlsruher. The opener and winner were scored by Tim and Ka, respectively. Eichner saw only Lars trying to bring the scoreboard on par with a goal in the 65th minute.
A victory in the second round brings confidence among players, considering the team lost both of its previous two matches, not including the one against Dynamo, which was suspended. Essen has restricted Saarbrücken to a single goal, and Aue did the same except the team was not allowed to raise their energy, sending them back without a goal.
Other recent events of the German Cup are Hertha versus Mainz and Nürnberg versus Hansa. Nürnberg won the event by 3-2, and Hertha finished the event with three goals as the other side was left goalless.