Third-tier club send Bayern out of Cup competition

German giants Bayern Munich suffered a shock elimination from the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday when third-tier Saarbrucken scored a last-ditch winner.

Bayern took an early lead in the second-round tie through Thomas Muller but the home team pulled level right before half-time. The Bundesliga champions pressed for the winner throughout the second half, but Saarbrucken star Marcel Gaus popped up with a surprise winner six minutes into stoppage time to pull off a massive shock.

No one would have expected 34-year-old Gaus to be the one to send Thomas Tuchel’s team crashing out so early in the competition, but he rose to the occasion as he came racing in to meet Tim Civeja’s low cross and lash into the net.

French winger Kingsley Coman will feel he should have done more to challenge Gaus to the ball and prevent the veteran from blasting it beyond Manuel Neuer.

Saarbrucken will go on to the third round of the competition while Bayern will look to recover ahead of their Bundesliga Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund.