Bayern Munich suffered their worst-ever DFB-Pokal defeat on Wednesday when they were thrashed 5-0 at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach took the lead within two minutes and were 3-0 up after 21 minutes, the first time Bayern had ever conceded three goals that early in a German cup match.
Ramy Bensebaini and Breel Embolo each scored a pair of goals for the home side, with Kouadio Kone also finding the net for his first Borussia Monchengladbach goal.
Bayern’s defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach marked the second consecutive season they had been eliminated from the DFB-Pokal in the round of 32.
It is now the first time since 1994-95 and 1995-96 that Bayern have failed to reach the last 16 in back-to-back seasons of the competition.
Additionally, it is the first time that Bayern have lost any game by at least a five-goal margin since Fortuna Dusseldorf defeated them 7-1 in Bundesliga play in 1978.
The last time Bayern conceded five goals or more in a game was in November 2019, when Eintracht Frankfurt defeated them 5-1. Head coach Niko Kovac was sacked in the aftermath of that result.