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25 June, Tuesday

Bayern Munich edge past Heidenheim in nine-goal thriller

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Bayern Munich is out of the Champions League, but they are still vying for two domestic trophies. They were nearly left with only one trophy left to fight for after an incredible German Cup game.

Bayern Munich 5-4 Heidenheim

(Goretzka 12', Müller 54', Lewandowski 56', 84' pen., Gnabry 66' - Glatzel 26', 74, 77 pen., Schnatterer 39')

In what turned into a cup classic, Bayern Munich just about got past second-division Heidenheim in a game that had everything.

After Leon Goretzka had given Bayern the lead with a free header, the home side's day was turned upside down when Niklas Süle saw red for a challenge on the edge of the box after VAR changed Guido Winkmann's original decision to just give Süle a yellow card.

Inspired by their one-man advantage, Patrick Glatzel sent a header into the far corner and captain Marc Schnatterer delivered a superb low drive at the end of a counterattack to give Heidenheim the lead.

Niko Kovac reacted at the break, bringing on Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman and instantly Bayern were a different side. Lewandowski set up Thomas Müller for a beautifully-executed third before, three minutes later, the two swapped roles as Lewandowski slid in at the back post to put Bayern up 4-2.

Despite Bayern being down to 10 men, the game seemed to be over. But Heidenheim wasn't done and head coach Frank Schmidt made two changes of his own. One of them, Maurice Multhaup slipped through striker Glatzel who sent another composed finish into the far corner to reduce the deficit to one. Three minutes later after Mats Hummels tugged gently at Multhaup's arm, Glatzel converted the penalty and the score was level again, this time at 4-4.

Deutsche Welle

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