U19s get kicked out of DFB Pokal by Energie Cottbus
Days after smashing Tottenham in the UEFA Youth League, Bayern Munich find themselves OUT of the DFB Pokal. The Bavarians were beaten 3-2 by Energie Cottbus. This is the third year in a row that Bayern has found themselves eliminated in the Quarterfinals.
Martin Demichelis made six changes to his team, bringing in Jakob Mayer, Ivan Mihaljevic, David Herold, Ryan Johansson, Moritz Mosandl and Marvin Cuni for Lukas Schneller, Bright Arrey-Mbi, Angelo Stiller, Torben Rhein, Lasse Günther and Joshua Zirkzee.
Cottbus jumped out early in the fifth minute thanks to Jeremy Postelt. Postelt nearly made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, but he failed to score. Things quickly turned around in Bayern’s favor after Jahn Herrmann was fouled in the penalty area. He took and converted the penalty himself to equalize.
Four minutes later, Herrmann grabbed his second goal, after he headed in a cross from Jonas Kehl to give Bayern the 2-1. Herrmann almost scored his third of the match in the 41st minute, but his free kick clanged off the crossbar. Then, just before the halftime whistle, Noah Thamke scored an equalizer for Cottbus to send the two teams into the break tied.
Cottbus found their winner in the 62nd minute thanks to Luis Ortner. Despite throwing everything forward in the second half of the match, Bayern were unable to find the equalizer.
Bayern XI: Mayer – Kehl (82. Rhein), Daniliuc, Mihaljevic, Herold (64. Arrey-Mbi) – Johansson (64. Halbich), Waidner, Mosandl – Cuni (57. Günther), Tillman, Herrmann
U17s overrun Nurnberg
Bayern Munich’s U17 team continued their good run of form, beating Nurnberg 3-0 to move back into second place in the B-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest. Grant-Leon Mamedova, Nemanja Motika, and Jamal Musiala scored the goals for Bayern.
Miroslav Klose’s squad came out strong, and Mamedova found the opener for Bayern in the 11th minute. The midfielder headed home a free kick to put Bayern on top. Just before halftime, Motika scored a second to send Bayern into the break up 2-0.
The second half was all Bayern with numerous players generating chances but failing to score. In the 53rd minute, Musiala was fouled in the penalty area. The young midfielder stepped up and converted the penalty, giving Bayern their 3-0 lead.
Bayern are now in second place on 22 points, one point behind Hoffenheim. Pending Sunday’s results, Bayern could slip down to third.
Bayern XI: Schenk – Brückner, Reinelt, Morrison, Breckner – Denk (66. Krätzig), Fust (77. Salihamidzic) – Mamedova (56. Wenig), Musiala, Motika (66. Vidovic) – Kabadayi (56. Copado)