Borussia Monchengladbach gave Bayern Munich the club’s worst defeat in 43 years

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Bayern Munich visited Borussia Monchengladbach at Borussia Park on Wednesday, October 28, 2021, for the second round of DFB-Pokal and suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of their hosts.

Since 1978, Bayern Munich have never been defeated with up to five goals. The last time they suffered such a humiliating defeat was in 1978 against Fortuna Dusseldorf. The Bundesliga game ended 7-1 in favor of Dusseldorf.

In the history of Bayern Munich, the club’s biggest home defeat happened in 1976 when Schalke defeated the Bundesliga champions 7-0 at home.

While in the history of DFB-Pokal, Bayern Munich have won the tournament a record 20 times, and they have never suffered a defeat as high as five goals. Hence, Borussia Monchengladbach did not only give Bayern their biggest defeat in 43 years, but they also gave Bayern their biggest defeat in the DFB-Pokal.

Robert Lewandowski was left stunned during the Borussia Monchengladbach match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Robert Lewandowski was left stunned during the Borussia Monchengladbach match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

During the game, Borussia Monchengladbach took charge of the game in the 2nd minute, thanks to Kouadio Kone’s strike. Ramy Bensebaini doubled the Monchengladbach’s lead in the 15th minute. He made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 21st minute.

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Borussia Monchengladbach continued to seize their opportunities in the second half. But this time around, it became Breel Embolo’s show. Embolo scored two goals (51 and 57 minutes) to seal the 5-0 victory.

The victory over Bayern Munich came less than three days after Monchengladbach suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday, October 23.

Also, the heavy defeat came after Bayern Munich had scored at least a goal in their last 85 games. It is also the second time this season that Bayern have suffered a defeat.

The defeat also came about a week after Bayern’s coach Julian Nagelsmann contracted coronavirus. The German tactician has been self-isolating since Tuesday, October 20, hours before the club’s 4-0 win over Benfica in a UEFA Champions League group stage game.

After the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday, Bayern sports director and former player Hasan Salihamidzic told ARD that he was “absolutely shocked” by the heavy defeat.

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The retired footballer stressed that Bayern Munich lost scandalously because the club “didn’t turn up”.

“We were just not there. We did not win a single tackle or challenge in the entire first half”, he added.

“Everything that could go wrong went wrong. We let ourselves be outplayed in every situation – a collective blackout.”

Bayern Munich’s next game is against Union Berlin. The Bundesliga game will kick off at 14:30 on October 30, 2021. While Borussia Monchengladbach’s next game is against VFL Bochum. The Bundesliga game will kick off at 17:30 on Sunday, October 31.

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