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DFB Cup exit against Gladbach

Out-of-sorts Reds collapse to defeat

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FC Bayern fell 5-0 to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday night, exiting the DFB Cup after a dismal display. The home side took an early lead through Manu Koné, Ramy Bensebaini doubling the Foals' advantage before adding a third from the penalty spot. Proceedings were similar after the restart, Breel Embolo bagging a brace and turning the affair into an embarrassment for Bayern.

The Bavarians lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernández and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Leroy Sané, with Robert Lewandowski up front. Niklas Süle, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso and Josip Stanišić took over from Upamecano, Davies, Goretzka and Gnabry in the second half.

Foals on the front foot

Gladbach roared off the blocks, and Munich had to stomach a shock after 70 seconds, Koné gaining possession in Bayern's half and beating Neuer following a one-two with Embolo. Jonas Hofmann soon had only Neuer to beat but fired wide, the Bayern keeper making a strong save to deny Embolo two minutes later.

Denis Zakaria miscued a volley, but Gladbach doubled the lead when a Hofmann sqaure invited Bensebaini to slot home. The day turned sour when BMG were awarded a penalty after an Hernández challenge against Embolo, Bensebaini netting from the spot. Bayern went looking for a reply but Upamecano headed over the bar and Gnabry saw an effort saved. Goretzka fired over from 20 yards, and Bayern were three goals down at half-time.

Reeling Reds punished

Goretzka saw an effort saved but the home side soon closed out the meeting. Nico Elvedi's long ball found Embolo, who finished clinically against Neuer. The FCB keeper made a strong save against Zakaria but was powerless to prevent a fifth from Gladbach, Luca Netz' through ball inviting Embolo to slot home.

Gladbach netminder Yann Sommer denied Lewandowski and Gnabry. Sub Stanišić fired over before Müller saw two efforts saved, and match official Tobias Stieler blew for full-time.

Bayern will be back in action on Saturday, when they travel to face Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Live match report for fcbayern.com by Greg Salmen

Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Bayern 5-0 (HT: 3-0)
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  • Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Sommer - Ginter, Elvedi, Beyer (Netz 53) - Scally (Herrmann 69), Zakaria, Koné, Bensebaini - Hofmann (Neuhaus 73), Embolo (Thuram 73), Stindl (Pléa 69)


    Substitutions

    Sippel - Wolf, Bénes, Müsel


  • FC Bayern

    Neuer - Pavard, Upamecano (Süle 55), Hernández, Davies (Coman 55) - Kimmich, Goretzka (Tolisso 64) - Gnabry (Stanišić 67), Müller, Sané - Lewandowski


    Substitutions

    Früchtl - Richards, Sabitzer, Sarr, Musiala


  • Referee

    Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)


  • Attendance

    48,500


  • Goals

    1-0 Koné (2), 2-0 Bensebaini (15), 3-0 Bensebaini (21, pen), 4-0 Embolo (51), 5-0 Embolo (57)


  • Yellow cards

    Zakaria / Upamecano

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