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Bayern Munich lose to FFC Frankfurt in the Frauen DFB Pokal Quarterfinals

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It just wasn't meant to be.

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Bayern Munch marched into the Stadion am Brentanobad targeting a result that they achieved in the Frauen Bundesliga just two weeks ago. FFC Frankfurt set out from the start to ensure that they didn't fall for a second time in three weeks to FCB.

Thomas Wörle knew from the start that if his team could smash and grab an early goal, it would set them up well for the remainder of the match. Bayern were prepared to counter with their quick, short passing attack and very nearly succeeded. Norwegian defender Nora Holstad nearly but FC Bayern up in the 35th minute, but her header struck the crossbar before falling safely into the arms of Frankfurt goalkeeper Desirée Schumann.

Frankfurt began pressing hard for a goal just before halftime. Several shots went over the crossbar, and it appeared that FC Bayern would escape into the half with a scoreless draw. However, it was not meant to be. Vero Boquete sneaked in behind Caroline Abbé before putting her shot past Tinja-Riikka Korpela to give Frankfurt the 1-0 lead.

Kerstin Garefrekes came out of the second half determined to score and lifted a left footed shot over the head of the on-rushing Korpela just after halftime in the 47th minute to double Frankfurt's advantage and put FCB in a big hole.

Garefrekes made it 3-0 in the 65th minute. Dzsenifer Marozsán took a long free kick from midfield, and Garefrekes somehow was unmarked in the box and headed into the back of the net.

Bayern did pull one back in the 80th minute. Melanie Leupolz jumped on a loose ball in the box and put it just out of the reach of Schumann to make it 3-1. However, it was not meant to be for FCB on the day, and the referee blew the final whistle to end the contest.

The final four teams in the DFB Pokal are Frankfurt, Wolfsburg, Turbine Potsdam, and SC Freiburg.

The club also said goodbye to American midfielder Amber Brooks on the day, as her loan ends and she heads back stateside.

FCB won't return to the field until February 15 when they take on Hoffenheim in the first game back from the winterpause for the Bundesliga.