In the Pokal, the German Cup, Saarbrücken pulled off a major stunt on Wednesday evening. The team from the third division, number 15, eliminated none other than Bayern Munich in the sixteenth finals. After a goal in the sixth minute of extra time, Der Rekordmeister had to leave with shame.
Bayern had taken the lead after fifteen minutes after a goal by Thomas Müller. But in injury time of the first half, Saarbrücken leveled. Patrick Sontheimer unexpectedly equalized the score at halftime.
The match seemed to end in extra time, but Marcel Gaus did not count on that. The 34-year-old defender crowned himself the hero of the evening with the winning goal in the 96th minute. He thus caused delirium for Saarbrücken.
Bayern played one-way football and actually had the upper hand throughout the match with 75% possession, but the home team proved deadly efficient with two goals from two shots on target. In the third division of the Bundesliga, Saarbrücken will have to fight against relegation this season, but with an impressive victory against Bayern they will now surprise friend and foe.