In the quarter-finals of the DFB Pokal on Tuesday, Bayern Munich faced off against Freiburg, but the Bundesliga champions were defeated 2-1 by the visitors in the late stages of the game.
Julian Nagelsmann was reportedly dismissed by Bayern Munich due to fears of losing out on more titles. However, the new head coach, Thomas Tuchel, couldn’t save the team from a disappointing exit in his second game in charge.
Bayern Munich controlled the game early on, with Leroy Sané leading the attack. However, despite several attempts, they failed to score until Dayot Upamecano headed in Joshua Kimmich’s corner.
After conceding, Freiburg became more active and threatened Bayern’s defense. Nicolas Höfler scored a stunning equalizer from outside the box after a poor clearance.
Bayern Munich tried to regain the lead through Choupo-Moting, de Ligt, and Sané, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. Both teams came out strong in the second half, but neither could break the deadlock until Benjamin Pavard’s header hit the crossbar.
As the clock ticked away, Bayern Munich continued to push forward, but Freiburg’s disciplined defense held strong, with Eggestein and Doan impressing in particular. In the 93rd minute, a handball by Jamal Musiala gave Freiburg a penalty, which Lucas Höler converted, sealing a historic win for the visitors and knocking Bayern Munich out of the cup.