Bookmakers 01 nov 2023 at 18:14

They were given odds of 61, and Bayern succumbs to a third-division club

They were given odds of 61, and Bayern succumbs to a third-division club

The Round of 16 in the German Cup delivered a stunning upset as the tournament's top contender, Bayern Munich, was eliminated. Thomas Tuchel's proteges managed to concede to Saarbrücken, a representative from the third division, losing 1-2 on the road.

There can be no excuses for the German giants, especially considering their lineup, which featured notables like Sané, Kimmich, Neuer, and Müller. The guests may have been lulled into complacency by the fact that they took an early lead in the 16th minute, but the hosts managed to level the score by netting a goal in the dressing room. In the second half, Bayern attempted to intensify their pressure, but they were unable to breach the opponent's resolute defense. In injury time, a genuine miracle occurred, with the winning goal coming on the 90+6th minute.

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The match's anti-hero was Manuel Neuer, who received the lowest rating among all players, but in such a debacle, blame cannot be placed on a single individual. Bayern paid the price for their overconfidence, and they will certainly not achieve a "golden double" now. Even in the league, things are not entirely straightforward, and they will need to make a concerted effort to secure the "salad bowl."

Undoubtedly, few would have bet on the hosts in this encounter, as the odds ranged from 29 to an astonishing 61. It's even daunting to imagine the odds given for Saarbrücken's success after conceding an early goal.