Friday, April 7, 2023

In a surprise, Bayern Munich has been knocked out from the German Cup by Freiburg

Munich, Germany.
On Tuesday, Lucas Hoeler's injury-time penalty gave Freiburg a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich and qualified them for the semifinals.

Nicolas Hoefler saved Bayern's first goal from Dayot Upamecano, then Hoefler converted from the spot after Jamal Musiala handled in the box late on.

Hoeler smashed home his kick to send Freiburg into the semifinals for the second year in a row, despite Freiburg's penalty shootout loss to RB Leipzig.

Bayern, the record 20-time German Cup champs, have neglected to arrive at the last four for the third sequential year, while Freiburg desire to lift the prize interestingly.

"That certain something was missing... it's very bitter," said Bayern captain Thomas Mueller, who described himself as "angry."

Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel said the team needed to take responsibility for the loss in his second game in charge.

Since joining Frankfurt from Nantes in the summer, Kolo Muani has scored five goals in four Cup games.

Freiburg and Frankfurt will be participated in the last four by the champs of Wednesday's quarter-finals, where holders RB Leipzig have Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart travel to second-division Nuremberg.

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