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B. Embolo
L. Netz
5 - 0
B. Embolo
N. Elvedi
4 - 0
R. Bensebaini
Penalty Goal
3 - 0
R. Bensebaini
J. Hofmann
2 - 0
K. Koné
B. Embolo
1 - 0

Match Stats

38% 61%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 8
Total Passes 321 518
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Gladbach have momentum to take into their next outing against Bochum at home in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Bayern next play Union Berlin on the road on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Monchengladbach have inflicted Bayern Munich's heaviest defeat in the DFB-Pokal to send the club crashing out of the competition by a 5-0 margin at Borussia-Park. The home side stormed into a three-goal lead inside the opening 21 minutes as Kouadio Kone fired them ahead before Ramy Bensebaini scored a brace, including a strike from the penalty spot. Breel Embolo then took the game away from the visitors in the second half with two crisp finishes. Adi Hutter's men surge into the next round, while Bayern exit the competition in the second round for the second year on the bounce.
89' Herrmann shows the desire of the home side tonight as he prevents Coman breaking in behind from Kimmich's floated pass, heading back to Sommer.
88' There has been no shortage of effort tonight from Bayern. They've simply been outplayed by Gladbach.
86' Bayern are on course for their heaviest DFB-Pokal defeat, and biggest loss since a 7-1 hammering at the hands of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga in 1978.
84' Tolisso works the ball to Pavard, who fires at goal, but his effort is saved with ease by Sommer. There's no way through the Gladbach keeper today.
81' Gladbach have put in a brilliant performance this evening. They have been clinical in the final third and it has been enough to surely dump the visitors out of the competition, blowing the DFB-Pokal wide open.
79' SAVE! Bayern continue to press and Muller latches on to a knockdown from Kimmich's delivery into the box. He steers a left-footed strike towards goal, but Sommer beats it away.
D. Zakaria
Yellow Card
79' Zakaria brings down Sane in the final third and hands Bayern a free-kick in a useful position.
77' OFF THE BAR! Tolisso strikes the bar for the visitors. Kimmich launches a cross deep to the back post and the Frenchman peels off his marker to have a free header at goal. However, he can only plant his header onto the bar before the home side clear the danger. Sommer may have got a vital touch there.
75' CHANCE! Lewandowski nods an offload into the path of Muller six yards from goal. However, the forward fails to complete the finish on the half-volley, firing his attempt straight at Sommer.
F. Neuhaus
J. Hofmann
73' Neuhaus enters the action to replace Hofmann in the final third.
M. Thuram
B. Embolo
73' Embolo will not score his hat-trick tonight as he is withdrawn and is replaced by Thuram.
73' OVER! Ginter rises in the box to connect with a cross from Hofmann from the left corner, but he can only nod his effort over the bar.
72' Stanisic does well covering back to prevent Embolo notching his hat-trick. Ginter curls a dangerous cross to the back post for the forward to attack, but the winger is on hand to beat him to the ball to divert it behind.
70' Nothing is going right for Bayern tonight. Kimmich lines up a strike towards the bottom-right corner that appears to be travelling in, but it hits Muller on its way to goal and the forward is flagged offside.
A. Pléa
L. Stindl
69' Stindl is withdrawn by Hutter and is replaced by Stindl.
P. Herrmann
J. Scally
69' Scally makes his way off the field after a good shift and is replaced by Herrmann.
68' WHAT A MISS! Stanisic should get one back for the visitors, but he blazes his strike from close range over the bar. Coman picks out the winger in acres of space in the right-inside channel. He brings down the ball and shapes to shoot, only for his finish to let him down.
J. Stanišić
S. Gnabry
67' Stanisic enters the action to replace Gnabry down the right flank.
66' Zakaria catches Lewandowski with a stray arm and gives away a free-kick. Given the scoreline, Bayern may be pondering whether to withdraw the Pole in case he suffers an injury.
C. Tolisso
L. Goretzka
64' Goretzka takes a knock and is withdrawn by the visitors. Tolisso replaces the German in the Bayern midfield.
63' The last time Bayern trailed by five goals was in 2008 under the tenure of Jurgen Klinsmann against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
62' BLOCK! Sule has to put his body on the line at the back to deny Embolo, who sees his blast from 20 yards repelled by the Bayern defender.
61' WIDE! Muller connects with a cross from Kimmich from the right flank, but his header travels away from Goretzka and just wide of the left post.
60' SAVE! Gnabry takes possession in the right-inside channel and he hammers a right-footed strike towards the far corner, but Sommer flings himself to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball to turn it wide.
59' CHANCE! Lewandowski rises to head a cross from a corner from the right flank towards goal, but he can only nod his effort into the hands of Sommer.
L. Netz
57' Netz supplies an assist with his first touch and he steers a throughball into the path of Embolo to finish.
B. Embolo
57' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! GLADBACH HAVE FIVE!!!! EMBOLO PRODUCES A CRISP FINISH!!!! 5-0!!!!! Gladbach are in dreamland as Embolo notches their fifth of the night. Netz knocks a simple ball behind the Bayern defence for Embolo to chase. He takes a touch before steering a left-footed strike away from Neuer into the bottom-right corner. All too easy for the hosts.
K. Coman
A. Davies
55' Davies is withdrawn for Coman. Bayern have to force the issue, although a comeback is beyond even them at this stage.
N. Süle
D. Upamecano
55' Upemecano is withdrawn after a poor performance at the back for the visitors. Sule replaces him in the centre of the defence.
54' SAVE! Zakaria almost scores a fifth for the home side. Again Upamecano is exposed through the middle of the Bayern defence as Zakaria leaves him in his wake. He bursts through on goal and tries to slot a low strike past Neuer, but the keeper holds firm to deny the midfielder.
L. Netz
L. Beyer
53' Netz replaces Beyer in the backline for the home side.
N. Elvedi
51' Elvedi launches a long ball over the top that Embolo outbattles Upamecano for before beating Neuer with his strike.
B. Embolo
51' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! EMBOLO MAKES IT FOUR!!!! 4-0 GLADBACH!!!!!! The home side surely put the tie beyond doubt as Embolo buries a low strike through the legs of Neuer. The forward latches on to a long ball over the top from Elvedi and outbattles Upamecano for possession. He holds his composure blasting his right-footed strike on the half-volley into the back of the net.
50' OVER! Kimmich arcs a ball for the run of Gnabry down the right flank. He takes the ball out of the air before firing at goal, but he scuffs his effort over the top.
49' SAVE! Goretzka lines up a drive from 30 yards that takes a deflection on its way to goal. Sommer has to watch it all the way before turning it away from the net.
47' Bensebaini steers a low cross into the box from the left flank that Hernandez has to sweep away from Hofmann.
D. Upamecano
Yellow Card
46' Upamecano slides in on Embolo down the left flank and gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. The defender goes into the book.
46' We're back under way in this DFB-Pokal clash.
Bayern were on the back foot from the off and failed to response to the hosts' pressing. Unless the visitors can mount a huge comeback in the second half, they're heading out of the DFB-Pokal in the second round.
Three goals inside 21 minutes have put Borussia Monchengladbach in complete command of their DFB-Pokal clash against Bayern Munich at the break. Kouadio Kone fired the home side ahead in the second minute before Ramy Bensebaini added a second with a cool finish. Bensebaini then notched is second from the penalty spot after Breel Embolo was fouled in the box. Gladbach could not have wished for a better first half.
45' + 3' Gladbach win a free-kick down the left flank that provides the chance for Hofmann to whip a cross into the box. However, his delivery is poor and Kimmich clears with ease at the near post.
45' + 2' Bayern have started to get the ball down and into a rhythm. Gladbach will welcome the half-time whistle when it comes.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
43' Scally makes a vital intervention at the back to deny Sane. Goretzka threads the needle to release the winger in the box. He shapes to shoot, but the presence of Scally on the slide forces him to check back before his cutback is cleared by Elvedi.
42' Gnabry makes a break down the right flank and feeds the run of Sane in the right-inside channel. The winger wants an immediate return, but Sane checks back on to his left foot before he loses out to Beyer. 
41' OVER! Kimmich rolls the ball to Goretzka to strike from the edge of the box, but the midfielder can only launch his 20-yard effort over the bar.
40' Upamecano sends a long ball over the top that Lewandowski collects, but the flag goes up for offside. The forward wags his finger at the linesman, but he was beyond the last Gladbach defender.
39' Lewandowski tries to turn in tight quarters, but he takes a heavy touch and loses the ball behind for a goal-kick. The Pole claps his hands in frustration.
38' Sane takes possession down the left flank and he has Gnabry and Lewandowski in space at the back post. The winger lifts a cross into the middle, but it just sails over the head of Gnabry and out for a goal-kick.
36' Bayern have been extremely fluent in the final third in their last three matches. However, they have been knocked out of their rhythm tonight and have not been able to lay a glove on the hosts yet.
34' Bayern work the ball in the final third before space opens up for Gnabry to strike from 20 yards, but he can only place a tame left-footed strike straight at Sommer.
32' Gadbach are the first team to score three goals in the first 21 minutes in a DFB-Pokal game against Bayern.
31' Embolo, Stindl and Hofmann combine on the edge of the Bayern box, but the latter loses possession before he can shape to shoot.
30' Hofmann gets the wrong side of Davies on a surge upfield and the left-back has to bring down the Gladbach man. He avoids a booking for his challenge.
27' Despite trailing 3-0 Bayern will not panic. They know that they have the firepower to break back into the contest if they get one goal back before half-time. However, conceding again is unthinkable for the visitors.
25' Bayern have been rocked by the incredible performance of the home side. It is not very often that the visitors are beaten heavily and outplayed, but they have no answer for Gladbach at the moment.
23' OVER! Bayern win a corner down the right flank that Gnabry swings into the box. Upamecano rises highest in the box, but he can only nod his effort over the bar.
R. Bensebaini
Penalty Goal
21' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! BENSEBAINI CONVERTS FROM 12 YARDS!!!! 3-0 GLADBACH!!!!!! The home side are in dreamland as Bensebaini scores their third goal inside 21 minutes. The wing-back holds his nerve from the penalty spot, taking a stutter-step before placing his left-footed strike into the bottom-left corner.
20' PENALTY TO GLADBACH! Hernandez catches Embolo with a knee to the head in the box and the referee points to the spot.
19' OVER! Hofmann works the ball to Embolo and he goes for goal from 20 yards, only to fire his effort over the bar.
17' The home side have been nothing short of outstanding in the early stages and have put Bayern to the sword. Can the visitors react?
J. Hofmann
15' Hofmann latches on to a throughball from Embolo and works the ball back across to Bensebaini with an accurate cross to allow the wing-back to fire home.
R. Bensebaini
15' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BENSEBAINI FIRES IN A SECOND!!!!! 2-0 GLADBACH!!!! The home side are all over Bayern and notch a deserved second goal through Bensebaini. Embolo starts the move with an incisive pass for Hofmann in the right-inside channel. The forward sends a dangerous low ball into the box that Bensebaini attacks and steers a powerful strike past Neuer into the back of the net.
13' OVER! Gladbach win a free-kick on the right flank that Hofmann floats into the box. Bensebaini rises highest in the area to attack the delivery, but he plants his header over the bar.
12' WIDE! Zakaria latches on to a cutback from Hofmann from the resulting corner. He shoots first time on his right foot, but he curls his attempt just wide of the left post.
11' WHAT A SAVE! Ginter sends a cross into the path of Embolo in the box. Upamecano misjudges the flight of the ball and presents the forward with a free strike at goal, but Neuer produces an outstanding reaction stop to turn his attempt over the bar.
9' CHANCE! Hofmann has a huge opportunity to double Gladbach's lead, but he fails to hit the target from close range. The forward latches on to an offload from Scally and bursts away from Upamecano. He surges into the right-inside channel, but flicks his effort on the outside of his boot wide of the left post.
6' Gladbach are well up for this contest. They're winning all the 50/50 battles on the pitch in the opening six minutes.
4' The home fans inside Borussia-Park are rocking now. Kone has handed them the motivation to get behind their side with a great atmosphere.
B. Embolo
2' Embolo works the ball back to Kone from his initial lay-off allowing the midfielder to fire Gladbach in front.
K. Koné
2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! KONE FIRES GLADBACH IN FRONT!!!!!! 1-0!!!! The home side make the perfect start as Kone slots a low strike into the bottom-right corner. The midfielder pounces on a loose ball on the edge of the Bayern box before playing a one-two with Embolo. Kone receives possession back and has time and space to pick his spot. He holds his composure to beat Neuer with his strike.
1' We're under way at Borussia-Park.
Gladbach have won the DFB-Pokal on three occasions, although their last crown came in 1995.
Bayern have made three changes to their side that beat Hoffenheim in their last outing. Goretzka returns in the middle of the park after recovering from illness, replacing Sabitzer. Sane gets the nod ahead of Musiala in the final third, while Davies slots into left-back for Richards. Musiala and Richards join Sabitzer on the bench.
Gladbach have made one change to their side that was beaten by Hertha Berlin last time out. Ginter is restored to the defence as he replaces Netz, who drops to the bench. Bensebaini moves to left-back to accomodate the move at the back for Hutter's men.
BAYERN SUBS: Omar Richards, Niklas Sule, Kingsley Coman, Marcel Sabitzer, Bouna Sarr, Corentin Tolisso, Christian Fruchtl, Jamal Musiala, Josip Stanisic.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.
GLADBACH SUBS: Patrick Hermann, Marcus Thuram, Hannes Wolf, Alasanne Plea, Luca Netz, Tobias Sippel, Laszlo Benes, Torben Musel, Florian Neuhaus. 
GLADBACH (3-4-3): Yann Sommer; Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Jordan Beyer; Joe Scally, Denis Zakaria, Kouadio Kone, Ramy Bensebaini; Jonas Hoffman, Breel Embolo, Lars Stindl.
Bayern have issued an emphatic response since suffering 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga at the start of the month. They crushed Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 before in the Bundesliga before beating Benfica 4-0 in the Champions League. Hoffenheim were the latest team to be blown away by Julian Nagelsmann's side last time out as the Bavaria-based outfit stormed to a 4-0 triumph. Bayern put 12 past Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB-Pokal and will be eyeing another dominant performance tonight even without the presence of their manager who is still out of action with Covid-19.
Gladbach overcame Kaiserslauten in the first round of the competition by a 1-0 margin in the last round. Adi Hutter's men have been inconsistent in their domestic form this term, with the club sitting in 12th place in the Bundesliga. The club were held to a 1-1 draw in their last outing at home against Stuttgart before beaten by Hertha Berlin at the weekend. Gladbach are going to have to stage a dramatic improvement to compete with Bayern tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the DFB-Pokal clash between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich at Borussia-Park.