Football News – Germany-DFB-Pokal
Penalties required Bayern Munich to deal with the insidious Leipzig in a match from the second round of the German Cup tournament. After 120 minutes of Red Bull Arena, a score of 1:1 came to the white point where Jupp Heynckes was unbeatable – five out of five. At the same time Timo Werner missed the last shot for the hosts.
Otherwise, in the regular time, Emil Forsberg scored a very controversial penalty in the 68th minute but after only five Thiago Alcantara equalized. From the 53rd minute, the Munich were with a man more after the second yellow card of Naby Keïta.
The meeting will also be remembered with plenty of discussion debates on the referees. In the 35th minute Arturo Vidal fouled Forschberg and Felix Zweier pointed to the white point but after consulting one of his assistants canceled his decision and gave a direct free kick to the border of the penalty area. Repetition showed that the violation was indeed committed outside the field.
It is important to note that at this stage of the tournament the video replication system is not used, which is used by the judges. This may have been the reason for a penalty shoot-out for Razenbalport later in the meeting.
All this tension led to an attempt at a break between Humeles and the sports director Ralph Rangnik at the break.
In the guest squad, Thiago Alcantara took the place of the injured Thomas Muller, and Arjen Robben
and Kingsley Comman had to break through the wings.
The surprise of the “red bulls” was associated with Timo Werner, who was left on the bench. The titleholder, however, was Jean-Kevin Ogustin in a very strong form.
But the show between the two teams continues on Saturday when they will meet at the Allianz Arena in a Bundesliga battle.