Gladbach - FC Bayern

Germany: DFB Pokal
Gladbach K. Kone (2), R. Bensebaini (15), R. Bensebaini (Pen. 21), B. Embolo (51), B. Embolo (57)
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK5-0
FC Bayern

Bayern boss on heavy defeat to Gladbach: 'It was a collective failure'

By Rune Gjerulff

FC Bayern boss Hasan Salihamidzic bemoaned his side's 'collective failure' after last night's heavy loss to Gladbach.

Hasan Salihamidzic.
Hasan Salihamidzic.

Bayern München fell to their heaviest every DFB-Pokal defeat as they were thumped 5-0 by Borussia Mönchengladbach at Borussia-Park on Wednesday evening.

Speaking after the game, Bayern board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic described the Bavarians' performance as a 'collective failure'.

"We were just not in it, not in any 50/50. In the first half, we didn't win any 50/50s, we didn't go up a gear and we let the game slip away. It was a collective failure," said Salihamidzic.

"It is inexplicable. We know how difficult it is playing at Gladbach. Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. Gladbach played well, they took on every challenge from the first minute and really got stuck into the game."

Assistant coach Dino Toppmöller, who was in charge of the team, with head coach Julian Nagelsmann in self-isolation due to COVID-19, said:

"We had a major mind-blank, we were a yard too slow every time. It's hard to accept. It was a well-deserved win for Gladbach. We planned to do a lot of things, but then we couldn't put them into practice.

"To be 3-0 down after 20 minutes here is a disaster, of course. It was a totally wasted day and we're sorry that we disappointed our fans so much. We have to dust ourselves down now and show a reaction on Saturday."

1Yann Sommer
28Matthias Ginter
30Nico Elvedi
15Louis Beyer ↩54
29Joseph Scally ↩69
8Denis Zakaria
17Kouadio Kone
25Ramy Bensebaini
23Jonas Hofmann ↩73
13Lars Stindl (C) ↩69
36Breel-Donald Embolo ↩73
21Tobias Sippel
7Patrick Herrmann ↪69
10Marcus Thuram ↪73
14Alassane Pléa ↪69
20Luca Netz ↪54
11Hannes Wolf
22László Bénes
26Torben Müsel
32Florian Neuhaus ↪73
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1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano ↩55
21Lucas Hernández
19Alphonso Davies ↩55
6Joshua Kimmich
8Leon Goretzka ↩64
7Serge Gnabry ↩67
25Thomas Müller
10Leroy Sané
9Robert Lewandowski
36Christian Früchtl
11Kingsley Coman ↪55
3Omar Richards
4Niklas Süle ↪55
20Bouna Sarr
44Josip Stanisic ↪67
18Marcel Sabitzer
24Corentin Tolisso ↪64
42Jamal Musiala

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