Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal campaign ends after a late defeat by Freiburg in Thomas Tuchel’s second match as the team’s coach
Freiburg secured a surprising 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals, thanks to Lucas Holer’s last-minute penalty. The result ended Bayern’s hopes of winning a domestic double under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel. The former Dortmund boss started life at Bayern so well, but this loss will take some of the shine away.
Bayern miss out on DFB-Pokal glory
With the game on level terms in the dying minutes, the match seemed to be heading to extra time. However, a handball by Jamal Musiala from Nicolas Hofler’s strike resulted in Holer scoring the winning goal.
Hofler scored a stunning goal to equalize after Upamecano’s first-half header. But Bayern appeared to be in a better position to score a late winner before the controversial penalty call.
Christian Streich’s Freiburg team’s victory over Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals means that Thomas Tuchel will miss out on the chance to win both the Bundesliga and Pokal titles in his second game since taking over from Julian Nagelsmann. Freiburg, on the other hand, advance to the last four of the competition.
Tuchel will find the defeat hard to accept, especially since he himself has previously won the DFB-Pokal. The former Chelsea boss was specifically appointed to win trophies
Despite having less possession than Bayern Munich, the visitors were still able to create a considerable number of opportunities with 10 attempts on goal compared to the home team’s 16.
The two sides will face each other again in the Bundesliga on Saturday.