Bayern Munich 1-2 Freiburg: Late Holer penalty stuns Tuchel’s hosts in DFB-Pokal


Bayern Munich are out of the DFB-Pokal at the quarter-final stage after Lucas Holer converted a last-gasp penalty at Allianz Arena.

Lucas Holer’s last-gasp penalty saw Freiburg snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory against Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals to end Thomas Tuchel’s hopes of a domestic double.

The tie appeared headed for overtime until Jamal Musiala handled Nicolas Hofler’s interception to allow Holer to secure the shock victory.

Bayern looked the more likely of the two teams to grab a late winner after seeing Dayot Upamecan’s first-half header canceled out by Hofler’s superb volley.

It means Tuchel, in his second game since replacing Julian Nagelsmann, will miss out on a chance for both Bundesliga and Cup glory as Christian Streich’s side progress to the last four.

The visitors looked the stronger of the two sides throughout and were rewarded for their early dominance when Upamecano headed home Joshua Kimmich’s corner in the 19th minute.

Freiburg needed just eight minutes for a surprise equalizer when Hofler steered a superb half-volley past Yann Sommer to level matters just before the half-hour mark.

With the specter of half-an-hour extra time looming, Bayern stepped up their siege after the break when Benjamin Pavard’s header hit the crossbar.

Still, they couldn’t find an answer, and when a rare Freiburg counter caught Musial on his raised arm as he turned to block, the damage was done.

Holer stepped up to strike from the spot when Sommer went the wrong way to keep the visitors in the mix for a second DFB-Pokal final in as many seasons.

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