Gladbach’s dream begin yielded two targets from Ramy Bensebaini and one from Kouadio Kone to place them within the driving seat earlier than Breel Embolo struck twice early within the second half to kill off the sport.
It was additionally their first ever Cup win over Bayern.
“I’m completely shocked,” mentioned Bayern sports activities director Hasan Salihamidzic. “We had been simply not there. We didn’t win a single deal with or problem in your entire first half.
“All the things that would go fallacious went fallacious. Gladbach did it very well. We had been completely not there. A blackout. It mustn’t have occurred to us in such a method.”
The Bavarians, who’ve scored a report 33 targets in 9 league video games and have added one other 12 targets with out conceding any in three Champions League matches, had been the overwhelming favorites.
With the Bayern protection in full disarray, the hosts ought to have scored once more with Jonas Hofmann and Embolo coming shut because the defensive efforts by the guests piled up.
Gladbach did it higher within the fifteenth, outplaying the static Bayern backline for Bensebaini to thunder a Hofmann cutback previous Neuer.
Earlier than that they had any time to get well, Lucas Hernández, who earlier on Wednesday had seen a six-month jail sentence suspended in Spain, clumsily introduced down Embolo within the field and Bensebaini despatched Neuer the fallacious method with an audacious spot kick to make it 3-0.
With Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann confined to his residence after testing optimistic for Covid-19, assistant coach Dino Topmoeller needed to wait till the second half to see some first rate assaults from his gamers.
However earlier than they even acquired into any rhythm, Gladbach struck once more with man-of-the-match Embolo beating two defenders, who let a excessive ball bounce between them, to fit the ball in by way of the legs of Neuer.
The Swiss bagged his second purpose of the night within the 57th, discovering far an excessive amount of area as soon as extra to attain their fifth off the publish.