Bayern Munich's shock DFB-Pokal loss to Holstein Kiel left Hansi Flick "very disappointed" but the head coach insisted the German and European champions must move on.

DFB-Pokal holders Bayern sensationally crashed out in the second round on Wednesday, stunned 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw against second-tier Kiel after extra time.

A 95th-minute equaliser thwarted Bayern, who were on the brink of the last 16 thanks to Leroy Sane's sublime free-kick at Holstein-Stadion, where Serge Gnabry's opener had been cancelled out by Fin Bartels.

After Bayern substitute Marc Roca was denied by Ioannis Gelios, Bartels stepped up to complete the remarkable upset – the Bundesliga and Champions League holders beaten in a penalty shoot-out against a lower-tier side in the DFB-Pokal for only the second time after 2000.

"It's a shock of course. We're very disappointed, we wanted to defend the treble. Taken altogether it was down to details, the team showed great spirit," Flick said.

"We were dominant, which was our aim. It's very annoying that we conceded the equaliser in the last second. We must congratulate Kiel, they made it a real cup fight, they were completely committed. We must put it behind us and improve.

"We must be more compact at the back. We must apply more pressure and be more solid when it comes to balls over the top.

"It's surprising, that's what the cup is like. Kiel defended well, their keeper turned in an outstanding performance. It just happens in penalty shoot-outs, I don't blame Roca."

For the first time in more than 12 years, Bayern were forced into extra time against a lower-tier team in the DFB-Pokal after Kiel captain Hauke Wahl struck at the death.

Bayern star Thomas Muller added: "At the end of the day we lost against the underdogs from Kiel. It may sound silly after such a defeat but lady luck wasn't really on our side today.

"We had a pretty good feeling in the first half and played decently. We had good chances, we combined well, we enjoyed more of the ball. Kiel gave it their all. It was certainly a good performance from their point of view.

"It wasn't an upset that was looming from the off. We made mistakes when it came to the details and Kiel were pretty clinical, as they were in the shoot-out."

Bayern Munich have been knocked out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties by second-tier side Holstein Kiel following a 2-2 draw after extra time.

The Bavarian giants had reached the last 16 stage in each of the previous 19 seasons and had lifted the cup in the last two of those, but they were stunned by Kiel in Wednesday's clash at Holstein-Stadion.

Leroy Sane had Bayern on the brink of a place in the next round with his sublime free-kick early in the second half after Fin Bartels had earlier cancelled out Serge Gnabry's close-range opener.

But Kiel skipper Hauke Wahl scored in the 95th minute to force extra time and Bayern, who brought on star striker Robert Lewandowski with 74 minutes played, could not find a third goal as the tie went the distance.

The first 10 penalties were successfully put away but substitute Marc Roca was denied by Ioannis Gelios, setting up Bartels to convert and send the home side through 6-5 on spot-kicks, with Darmstadt to come in the last 16.

Erling Haaland could be used alongside Youssoufa Moukoko when he returns from injury in January, Borussia Dortmund interim head coach Edin Terzic has suggested.

Prolific striker Haaland had been in fine form for Dortmund prior to injuring his hamstring in training earlier this month, forcing him out of BVB's past six matches.

Dortmund's latest teen prodigy Moukoko has profited from Haaland's absence, though, forcing his way into the side at the age of just 16 and starting their most recent two matches.

He netted in Friday's 2-1 loss at Union Berlin to become the Bundesliga's youngest ever scorer, having already been the youngest player to appear in the competition after coming off the bench against Hertha Berlin the day after turning 16 last month.

The Dortmund academy product also became the youngest player to appear in the Champions League when featuring as a second-half substitute against Zenit at the age of 16 years and 18 days, breaking the record held by Celestine Babayaro.

The young attacking duo boast many similarities, not least that they both favour their left feet, but Terzic is open to the idea of pairing them together in the coming weeks.

At a news conference previewing Tuesday's DFB-Pokal second-round trip to Eintracht Braunschweig, he said: "If we ever get the feeling that we can use both Erling and Youssoufa at the same time... why not?"

Haaland, who has scored 17 times for Dortmund in all competitions this term, will play no part against second-tier Braunschweig as he continues his recovery from injury.

However, Terzic - placed in charge until the end of the campaign following Lucien Favre's departure little over a week ago - has provided a positive update on the Norway international's rehabilitation programme.

"I saw him for the first time today," Terzic said on Monday. "We are happy and things are looking up for him. He is completely on schedule in terms of timing and we assume he will be immediately back at the beginning of January."

Ten of Haaland's goals this season have come in the Bundesliga at a rate of one every 65 minutes, nine of those via his left foot and one with his right.

In a further fitness boost for Dortmund, Terzic confirmed Thorgan Hazard - who has missed three games with a muscle injury - returned to training on Monday and a late decision will be made on whether he plays against Braunschweig.

Hansi Flick admitted he was "a little disappointed" to miss out on The Best FIFA Men's Coach award after Bayern Munich's stunning run of trophy success.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp edged out Flick to take the award on Thursday, after leading the Reds to a first English league title in 30 years.

Flick, who took over in mid-season last term when Niko Kovac left a flagging Bayern, guided the German giants to a treble consisting of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League titles.

Bayern's achievements were reflected in Bayern's Robert Lewandowski winning the top player award and Manuel Neuer being named best goalkeeper in the world.

Flick would have been proud to join them as a winner but said: "We always take this like sportsmen. 'Kloppo' for sure deserved this title as well with his staff. The same as my staff would have deserved it."

Klopp admitted he had been surprised to pip his fellow German to the award, albeit grateful to secure another award, while Lewandowski said Bayern's players regarded Flick as the pick of the nominees.

Flick said: "Life goes on. Of course, we were a little disappointed last night, which is normal.

"If you get among the top three, you also want to win. We live in a society of performance, so we also would have liked to win.

"But everything goes on, we have new goals to attain. Now, this is closed. The team has attained exceptional results. With Manu [Neuer] and Robert, we have two of the best players.

"Robert as best footballer and Manu as best goalkeeper, and Joshua Kimmich, Alphonso Davies in the world XI ... Thiago [Alcantara] as well, although he is with Liverpool now unfortunately.

"So we can say that this has been an exceptional season for us." 

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has targeted a swift return to action after receiving "good news" regarding his hamstring injury. 

The Norway international was left out of Dortmund's squad for Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw with Lazio as a result of the injury he sustained in training, with boss Lucien Favre suggesting it was caused by playing too many games.

He has featured 14 times for Dortmund in all competitions this term, starting 13 of those games and scoring 17 times.

Haaland's absence on Wednesday denied him the opportunity to add to his stunning record in the Champions League. He has scored 16 goals in the competition at a rate of one every 56 minutes, which is the best average of any player with at least 10 goals in the competition.

The 20-year-old is expected to be out until January and his progress appears to be going well, with the former Salzburg man posting on Twitter: "Good news! Spoke with my doctors. Back soon."

Dortmund sit four points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and face Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Union Berlin before the end of the year.

They also have a trip to Eintracht Braunschweig in the DFB-Pokal second round and a Champions League meeting with Zenit next week in what is a hectic month.

Haaland, who netted 16 goals in just 18 appearances for the club last season, will hope to be back for Dortmund's trip to high-flying RB Leipzig on January 9, which comes six days after they host Wolfsburg to begin 2021.

Erling Haaland has been ruled out until January with a torn hamstring that head coach Lucien Favre has suggested could have been avoided had the striker not been overused.

The Norway international was left out of Dortmund's squad for Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw with Lazio as a result of the injury he sustained in training.

He has featured 14 times for Dortmund in all competitions this term, starting 13 of those games and scoring 17 times.

However, BVB will now have to make do without the 20-year-old for the remainder of 2020 in a major blow for Favre.

"He won't play before the beginning of January. He may have played too much," Favre told Sky Germany. "At first we thought it wouldn't be that bad. But he can't play now."

Dortmund sit four points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and face Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Union Berlin before the end of the year.

They also have a trip to Eintracht Braunschweig in the DFB-Pokal second round and a Champions League meeting with Zenit next week in what is a hectic month.

Haaland, who netted 16 goals in just 18 appearances for the club last season, will hope to be back for Dortmund's trip to high-flying RB Leipzig on January 9, which comes six days after they host Wolfsburg to begin 2021.

Since Haaland's debut, Dortmund have been without the star for just three Bundesliga matches – but they have won all of them while scoring nine goals. With Haaland, Dortmund have recorded 16 wins and seven losses since his debut in January.

DFB-Pokal holders Bayern Munich have been drawn against Holstein Kiel in the second round of the competition, while Borussia Dortmund will take on Eintracht Braunschweig.

Bayern have lifted Germany's top domestic cup in back-to-back campaigns and beat Duren in round one thanks to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's debut double.

Hansi Flick's side now face a trip to Holstein, who are fifth in 2.Bundesliga and are seeking a first promotion to the top tier in their history.

Fellow big boys Dortmund will also take on second-tier opposition in the form of Braunschweig, who knocked out Hertha Berlin 5-4 in a thrilling first-round fixture.

Arguably the tie of the round is the all-Bundesliga affair between Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt.

The ties will take place in the week commencing December 21.


DFB-Pokal second-round draw in full:

Wolfsburg v Sandhausen
Hoffenheim v Greuther Furth
Augsburg v RB Leipzig
Holstein Kiel v Bayern Munich
Mainz v Bochum
Cologne v Osnabruck
Hannover v Werder Bremen
Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Braunschweig v Borussia Dortmund
Stuttgart v Freiburg
Union Berlin v Paderborn
Dynamo Dresden v Darmstadt
Wehen Wiesbaden v Jahn Regensburg
Elversberg v Borussia Monchengladbach
Essen v Fortuna Dusseldorf
Ulm v Schalke

Kingsley Coman wants Bayern Munich to replicate their treble from last season but seal the achievement in front of their fans this time around.

The coronavirus pandemic meant supporters across most of the globe were unable to attend matches when football resumed, with Bayern winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League inside empty stadiums.

Coman scored the only goal in the Champions League final success over Paris Saint-Germain in August, as the Bavarian giants became the first team in the competition's history to lift the trophy after winning every game.

Bayern extended their record victorious streak in Europe's premier club competition to 12 matches by beating Atletico Madrid 4-0 in their Group A opener. Next up are Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.

Spectators have been allowed back into grounds in Germany this season and Coman hopes they will be present to witness another Bayern treble in 2020-21.

"Of course, we want to win every year. We did the treble last season. Unfortunately, it was without fans," Coman told CBS Sports.

"Perhaps they will be allowed back next year. We want to accomplish exactly the same, just in front of our supporters.

"We need to win as often as we can. I need to play better, to improve my skills, score more goals, provide more assists and all of that. If we can finish the season the way that we did last campaign, though, that would be amazing.

"It is not an easy group. We know that the Champions League is never easy. That said, we will try to replicate last season, win most of our matches and every game – if we can."

After a 55-goal season in 2019-20, Robert Lewandowski has struck 10 times in five matches and also has three assists in the Bundesliga this term.

Coman scored twice and set up another in Bayern's Champions League opener against Atletico, contributing to a red-hot start to the campaign for Hansi Flick's men.

However, the France international believes improvements can still be made.

"We won most of our matches. However, we must cover and defend way better than we have done," Coman said of the previous campaign.

"We are very aggressive. When you win, your confidence grows – especially when you win by five or six goals. Our confidence grew and grew, which we played on, and it was amazing."

Thomas Muller praised Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and joked he had set a high standard, but the two-goal Bayern Munich debutant is happy to play back-up to Robert Lewandowski.

Handed his Bayern bow as the European champions’ international stars sat out the DFB-Pokal first-round tie with Duren, Choupo-Moting scored twice in a 3-0 win on Thursday and earned the penalty for Muller to net the other goal.

The striker, who played for Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern in last season's Champions League final, signed for the treble winners on transfer deadline day.

Muller has already been impressed by his impact on and off the pitch, telling SPORT1: "[Choupo-Moting] brings the wit, he also makes jokes off the pitch.

"He fits in well with our style of play because he is also technically good with the ball. If he maintains this strike rate, he'll fit."

Choupo-Moting served as support to Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Edinson Cavani at PSG.

Bayern do not quite have the same wealth of striking options, but the 31-year-old still finds himself behind Lewandowski, Europe's leading scorer last season.

Choupo-Moting is happy enough with that role, though, explaining: "I have huge respect for Lewy, who was deservedly voted the best striker of last season.

"If I get my minutes after him, that's okay, and if we play together, then all the better. I'll try to play as much as possible."

Of his debut, Choupo-Moting added: "We did well and I'm happy that we won the game and that I was able to score my first goals for Bayern.

"I feel 100 per cent Bayern Munich. I hope that there will be a little more power over time - that's what I work on in training and I'm up for it."

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice on his Bayern Munich bow as the treble winners eased past fifth-tier Duren 3-0 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

The international break limited Bayern to a makeshift side, but they comfortably came through a tie postponed until Thursday to allow them to recover from last season's Champions League triumph.

Free transfer signing Choupo-Moting was among those to get his chance and the striker opened the scoring midway through the first half before having a hand in Thomas Muller's penalty.

Duren, the designated home team who decided not to host the fixture, were certainly not embarrassed at Allianz Arena but Choupo-Moting's excellent second sealed victory for the Bundesliga champions.

The minnows had openly targeted simply bettering Barcelona and Schalke by conceding fewer than eight goals, yet they almost struck first as Marc Brasnic nodded straight at Alexander Nubel - another of four Bayern debutants in the starting line-up - after just 23 seconds.

Chances predictably followed at the other end, though, and Choupo-Moting twice might have scored before stabbing Bouna Sarr's square ball past Kevin Jackmuth for the opener.

The former Paris Saint-Germain forward then won a penalty from Joran Sobiech after Jackmuth's poor clearance, allowing Muller to get on the scoresheet from 12 yards.

A sublime Douglas Costa run and shot was met with an equally good save from the goalkeeper, who also kept Choupo-Moting at bay after half-time.

The officials were next to deny Bayern as Choupo-Moting's delicate finish appeared to cross the line before David Putz headed clear, then Jamal Musiala's mazy dribble concluded with a low shot against the post.

Bayern's new striker persisted, however, and turned on the edge of the box to rifle a right-footed shot into the top-left corner and complete the scoring, although there should have been a fourth when Javi Martinez nodded against the upright.

Bayern Munich's next three home games, including their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid, will be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

Cases of COVID-19 have spiked in Munich recently, with 4,058 recorded on October 8 up from 2,503 a week earlier.

Bayern confirmed on Friday that, as per a ruling from the city's authorities, no fans will be able to attend games at the Allianz Arena until October 25.

The DFB-Pokal match against Duren Merzenich, the Champions League clash with Atletico and the Bundesliga game at home to Eintracht Frankfurt will all be affected.

Bayern expect that the next home match fans can attend will be against Werder Bremen on November 21.

The 2020-21 Bundesliga season started with home fans allowed to be at matches but only up to a stadium capacity of 20 per cent.

However, the German Football League (DFL) regulations said games would have to be behind closed doors in a city if the seven-day infection rate surpassed 35 per 100,000 people.

Bayern, who won the treble in 2019-20, started the new season with an 8-0 demolition of Schalke.

They then beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time in the UEFA Super Cup before a surprise 4-1 league loss away to Hoffenheim.

Hansi Flick's side then defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the DFL-Supercup and won 4-3 against Hertha Berlin prior to the international break.

Bayern Munich followed up last season's famous treble with another trophy as Joshua Kimmich struck late to clinch a 3-2 DFL-Supercup victory over Borussia Dortmund .

The midfield general in the mighty Bayern machine won the ball in the centre circle and bundled in after exchanging passes with Robert Lewandowski for the 82nd-minute clincher.

Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller had earlier put Bayern 2-0 in front, but Julian Brandt and Erling Haaland brought Dortmund back to level terms.

Victory meant Bayern, whose 32-game unbeaten run ended with defeat at the weekend to Hoffenheim, delivered more success in the Hansi Flick era.

Hamburg defender Toni Leistner has apologised for climbing into the stands to confront a Dynamo Dresden fan after Monday's DFB-Pokal match.

Leistner played the full match as his side were beaten 4-1 at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion in the first round of the cup competition.

The 30-year-old was preparing to give a pitchside interview but then clambered into the stands and grabbed a home supporter before pushing him to the ground.

Leistner, who was born in Dresden and spent four years playing for Dynamo, claims he reacted after hearing taunts made about his family.

The former QPR man accepts his actions were unacceptable despite the high emotions of the match.

Writing on Instagram, he said: "I received some huge insults from the stands in my hometown after the game.

"Usually, I can handle that, but then it went below the belt against my family, my wife and my daughter. At that moment, my fuse blew especially as this was already an extremely emotional game for me.

"Something like this should not happen – I am a family man who wants to serve as a role model. I apologise for my behaviour and can only promise that, no matter what insults are thrown at me, something like this will never happen again."

Robert Lewandowski landed Germany's Footballer of the Year prize on Sunday as reward for his extraordinary season with Bayern Munich.

The award, voted for by leading journalists in conjunction with Kicker magazine, went to Lewandowski by a resounding margin.

He received 276 votes and Bayern completed a 1-2-3 in the awards as Thomas Muller pulled 54 votes to finish second, five votes ahead of Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern conquered all challenges before them in 2019-20, winning a domestic Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double before going on to triumph in the Champions League, beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final.

Lewandowski, 32, scored 55 goals across the season and becomes the first non-German winner of the award since Kevin De Bruyne took the honour in 2015 at the end of the Belgium midfielder's Wolfsburg stay.

The Poland international told Kicker: "I'm very proud of it. All the more because the expectations of me are getting higher and higher and I try to exceed them every year.

"The level is so high that 25 goals per season is considered normal in the Bundesliga. I worked hard for my performance and that of the entire team, which then played superbly, both nationally and internationally."

With the announcement that the 2020 Ballon d'Or will not be awarded this year due to the coronavirus-enforced break in play, Robert Lewandowski will feel pretty hard done by.

By the end of June, Lewandowski's goals had propelled Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double. His goals in the league (34 in total) made him the highest single-season foreign goalscorer in history. With another six goals in the Pokal – including two in the final to seal the deal in a 4-2 win against Bayer Leverkusen – and 11 more in the Champions League, Lewandowski has scored more goals in all competitions than any other player across Europe's top five leagues this season. 

For Lewandowski, it has been undoubtedly the best season of his career. Remarkably, the 31-year-old is averaging a goal every 74 minutes and he has already scored 11 more than last year and eight more than in his previous personal best (43 goals in 2016-17).

The consistency of Lewandowski's production is phenomenal. Since 2015-16, he has scored 40 or more goals in every season. The only player who has kept pace with the Pole is a certain Lionel Messi, but the Barcelona star will need to score an unlikely 10 more times to hit the 40-goal milestone in 2019-20.

 

In his 285 competitive games for Bayern, Lewandowski has hit a total of 242 goals, averaging a goal every 99 minutes. This is a goalscoring machine at its best.

Lewandowski has taken his game to another level this season. After being the top scorer in the Bundesliga (34) and in the Pokal (6), the Bayern marksman is also the leading scorer in the Champions League (11). He could become the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002-03 to take home a hat-trick of golden boots in league, cup and European action. Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi have ever achieved this.

So, what's his secret?

 

ELITE IN THE BOX

Since joining Bayern back in 2014, Lewandowski has increased his expected goals (xG) total each season. This campaign, he is averaging a staggering 1.1 xG every 90 minutes. Put simply, the chances Lewandowski attempts are worth over one goal every game. This figure is nearly double as many as in his first season at Bayern (0.6). His consistently high xG values show that his impressive goal tally is not just a product of overperforming, but rather the result of generating good goalscoring opportunities.

 

Year after year, Lewandowski gets himself in better goalscoring positions. He has perfected the art of creating space and chances for himself in crucial areas of the pitch. The below graphic illustrates this perfectly: look at the cluster of shots he has taken in this season's Champions League.

 

In the current Champions League campaign, no player has scored as many non-penalty goals (10) or taken shots from higher quality chances (8.6 xG) as Lewandowski. As the size of the dots shows, Lewandowski is mainly taking shots from good-quality locations with a high xG value and avoids shooting from further afield.

THE COMPLETE FORWARD

Lewandowski is the target man in Bayern's attack, but he is far more than a poacher – he is a crucial cog in their build-up play.

In the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign, Lewandowski was involved in a league-high 43 open-play sequences that ended with a goal. If we remove those sequences in which Lewandowski himself scored (27), he was involved in 16 open-play sequences that ended in a goal scored by one of his team-mates, the highest value among all strikers in the competition.

 

Indeed, while Lewandowski has registered only four assists in the latest Bundesliga season, we can use expected assists (xA) to analyse how many assists Lewandowski should have had based on the quality of his passes. According to this metric, Lewandowski's open-play passes in the recent league season were worth seven assists, so he was unfortunate not to have three more assists to add to his total of four.

 

His total of 7.1 xA this campaign is his highest tally.  The 31-year-old has massively improved his creative abilities over the past two years, nearly increasing his xA value threefold (he registered 2.8 xA in 2017-18).

A complete forward, Lewandowski works for the team, creates chances for his team-mates and is heavily involved in build-up play. Bayern's last Champions League game in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie with Chelsea can be used as an ideal example of Lewandowski's all-around qualities. He was everywhere.

 

Lewandowski's touches at Stamford Bridge on February 25 (from left to right)

In that game, Lewandowski recorded two assists in a single Champions League match for the first time in his career, assisting the first two Bayern goals for Serge Gnabry before scoring the last himself to seal a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge. 

Perhaps 2020 would have been Lewandowski's best chance to become just the second player other than Messi and Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or since 2008, but the way his game is improving every season – coupled with the inevitable decline of Messi and Ronaldo – means the Poland goalscoring machine will likely have another crack at the accolade in 2021 and beyond.

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