Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick’s Bundesliga giants humiliated as goals from Ermin Bicakcic, Mu’nas Dabbur and Andrej Kramaric end their 32-match unbeaten run
- Bayern Munich were beaten 4-1 by Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena
- Result puts an end to their 32-match unbeaten run stretching back to last year
- The devastating result comes three days before they face Borussia Dortmund
- Bayern are due to play Dortmund in the German Super Cup Final on Wednesday
Bayern, winners of the Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since December 2019, and had gone 21 consecutive Bundesliga matches without defeat, winning their last 15.
However, Bayern struggled without star players Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka starting from the off, seeing Hansi Flick lose 4-1 in his 39th competitive game in charge of the club.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were beaten 4-1 by Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Andrej Kramaric and Mu’nas Dabbur were both on the scoresheet for Hoffenheim on Sunday
The Champions League winners were stunned against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga
The result comes just three days before Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup Final, but all is to play for as Lucien Favre’s men also suffered a shock 2-0 defeat Augsburg on Saturday.
The European champions conceded two goals in eight minutes as their usually solid defence collapsed under Hoffenheim pressure.
Hoffenheim took the lead just 15 minutes into the game through a stunning set piece.
It was Ermin Bicakcic who found space in the very crowded 6-yard box to header home Hoffenheim’s corner.
Ermin Bicakcic (left) gave Hoffenheim the perfect start after opening scoring in 16th minute
Bicackic wheels away in celebration after giving the hosts lift-off in the Bundesliga clash
The German underdogs didn’t stop there as they punished another defensive error from Bayern just moments later.
After just 24 minutes Hoffenheim secured a two-goal advantage with Mu’nas Dabbur’s superb chip over Manuel Neuer.
There was, however, a quick VAR check for offside but the goal was given.
Bayern did manage to pull one back just before the halfway mark after a passage of sharp passing opened up the opportunity for Leroy Sane to find Joshua Kimmich.
The result put an end to Bayern’s 32-match unbeaten run stretching back to last year
Oliver Baumann dives to his left but can’t do anything to deny Joshua Kimmich in 36th minute
Sane provided a deep cross, which saw the ball end up with Kimmich – who curled it into the top right corner.
Nevertheless, Hoffenheim put the icing on the cake late on, with super-sub Ihlas Bebou ploughing down the right hand-side and laying off Andrej Kramaric.
The 29-year-old took a touch before guiding the ball into to the corner to put another one past deflated Manuel Neuer.
Kramaric went on to bring his Bundesliga tally up to five goals already this season – after only two games – by scoring Hoffenheim’s final goal from the penalty spot.
Hansi Flick shows his frustration during the 4-1 loss in his 39th competitive game in charge of