DFB Pokal: Lowly Holstein Kiel Stun Holders Bayern Munich

Holders Bayern Munich were stunned by second-tier Holstein Kiel in one of the biggest upsets this season as they gave up a last minute equaliser to lose on penalties in the German Cup on Wednesday.

It was the first time the Bavarians will be knocked out of the tournament by lower-league since 2004 and the loss puts an end to dream’s of repeating last season’s treble.

Hansi Flick’s side were seconds away from victory until Hauke Wahl sent the game to extra time via his shoulder, deep in stoppage time.

Bayern led the second-round tie twice, through Serge Gnabry’s opener and Leroy Sane’s brilliant free-kick.

Fin Bartels’ drilled shot had levelled for Kiel in the first half.

The first 10 penalties in the shootout were scored, but Kiel goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios denied Marc Rota, and veteran Bartels scored the winning kick.

This is the first time in 12 years that Bayern have failed to reach the semi-finals. Their last defeat by a lower-league team was in 2003-04 when they lost 2-1 to second division side Alemannia Aachen in the quarter-finals.

Kiel, the 1912 German champions, have never played in the Bundesliga in its current format, and are third in the second tier.

Bayern, whose dreams of retaining their treble are over, lost 2-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach in the league at the weekend but still top the Bundesliga.