Leon Goretzka appeared in Münster in an unusual role as a central defender
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FC Bayern Munich is in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. At third-division club Preußen Münster, the German record champions won 4-0 (3-0) with goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (9th minute), Konrad Laimer (40th), Frans Krätzig (45th+2) and Mathys Tel (86th).
With 20 successes, Bayern are the record winners in the DFB-Pokal, but their last triumph was four seasons ago. Who the Munich team will have to deal with next will be determined on 1 October.
The draw for the pairings for the second round will take place at the German Football Museum in Dortmund and will be broadcast live on the ARD Sportschau (from 19:10 CET).
Because his regular forces in central defence are all injured, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel had to use substitutes: Leon Goretzka, actually a midfielder, and Noussair Mazraoui, usually working as a full-back.
But in the case of the third-division newcomer, the guests also coped with this emergency solution. Münster took on the role of the underdog and defended with the whole team, making the spaces in their own penalty area narrow.
The same thing over and over again
The Bavarians tried it with many high diagonal balls, which also often created danger. Just like with the first goal, when Tel wobbled free for a cross after a high ball to the wing. Choupo-Moting finished in the centre (9th).
Further chances after similar moves – first diagonally to the wing, then across the goal – arose for Krätzig (12th), Choupo-Moting (21st), Tel (22nd) and Jamal Musiala (37th). Münster's only dangerous finish, by Malik Batmaz, was thwarted by Daniel Peretz, who made his debut in the Bayern goal (17th).
Shortly before half-time, Laimer headed in (40') and Krätzig with the tip of his foot (45'+5) made the preliminary decision. In the second half, the game just bobbed along, Tuchel substituted his substitutes and Bayern picked up the pace. Tel still got his goal when he made it 4-0 from an acute angle (86th).