Title holder Bayern München is sensationally kicked out of the German cup. Holstein Kiel forced an extension in the very last minute, also held in the extra thirty minutes and finally won after penalties.
Trainer Hansi Flick had given Robert Lewandowski rest and eventually allowed his Polish star player to fill in one quarter of an hour before. At that time Bayern stood at a tight 1-2 head start. Serge Gnabry signed early in the first half for the opening hit, Fin Bartels helped the hosts to equalize and Leroy Sané took care of the 1-2 with a nice free kick.
The title holder seemed to have enough use of this, but in the very last minute of the regular playing time the game took a sensational turn: Hauke Wahl pulled an extension out of the fire in minute 95. Despite nice opportunities for Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard, it was not scored, so penalties had to bring the decision.
The first ten penalty kicks were used and the penaltyseries had to be decided by sudden death. Marc Roca immediately met goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios, after which Bartels completed the stunt. Holstein Kiel hits another team from the Second Bundesliga in the eighth finals: SV Darmstadt 98 is the opponent.