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Saarbrücken Stuns Bayern in DFB Cup Upset
- Updated: November 2, 2023
Saarbrücken pulled off a stunning victory against Bayern Munich to advance to the DFB Cup Round of 16. In this exciting match, the final score was Saarbrücken 2-1 Bayern Munich. Here’s a summary of the key moments and statistics:
- Bayern Munich took an early lead when Thomas Müller scored in the 16th minute with an assist from Frans Krätzig.
- Saarbrücken equalized just before halftime as Patrick Sontheimer found the net in the 45th+1 minute with an assist from Lukas Boeder.
- The match remained evenly contested in the second half, with Saarbrücken defending tenaciously against the Bundesliga giants.
- Saarbrücken ultimately clinched the victory with a dramatic last-gasp goal in the 90th+5 minute, scored by Marcel Gaus with an assist from Tim Civeja.
Key match statistics:
- Bayern Munich, the record 20-time winners of the DFB Cup, have been knocked out in the second round in three of the last four seasons.
- Thomas Müller scored his 34th DFB Cup goal during this match and was making his 677th senior appearance for Bayern Munich.
- Despite Saarbrücken’s previous struggles against Bayern in the DFB Cup, the current 3. Liga club held an impressive record of never losing a Bundesliga home game against the record champions.
- Saarbrücken has become known for defeating teams from higher divisions, having beaten higher-division opponents in the DFB Cup six times since the start of the 2019/20 season.
- Starting XI: Schreiber, Uaferro, Zeitz (c), Di Michele Sanchez, Rizzuto, Gaus, Boeder, Sontheimer, Rabihic, Naifi, Stehle.
- Substitutes: Civeja, Kerber, Günther-Schmidt, Brünker, and others.
- Coach: Rüdiger Ziehl
- Starting XI: Neuer (c), Sarr, De Ligt, Kim, Davies, Kimmich, Krätzig, Sané, Müller, Tel, Choupo-Moting.
- Substitutes: Gnabry, Laimer, Musiala, Coman, and others.
- Coach: Thomas Tuchel
This thrilling match will certainly be remembered as an upset with Saarbrücken outperforming Bayern Munich in the DFB Cup.
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By- Sahiba Suri