Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry are among the Bayern Munich players SAVAGED by German newspaper Bild, with six stars receiving the WORST possible rating after giants’ humiliating 5-0 loss at Borussia Monchengladbach
- Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 5-0 in the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday
- They became the first team to score three in the first 21 minutes against Bayern
- They also became the first team to score five since Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 win
- The result knocked Bundesliga giants Bayern out of the cup in the second round
- Bild gave Robert Lewandowski and five others their lowest rating possible
Just when Bayern Munich’s players thought things couldn’t get any worse after their 5-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, German news outlet Bild delivered their own damming assessment of the shocking performance.
Bayern were dumped out of the DFB-Pokal Cup in the second round on Wednesday night after suffering a thumping defeat by Monchengladbach at Borussia-Park – their biggest loss since a 7-1 thrashing by Fortuna Dusseldorf 43 years ago.
Adi Hutter’s side became the first team to score three goals in the opening 21 minutes against Bayern in a German Cup game and the first team to score five past the Bavarians since Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 win in the 2012 German Cup final.
Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 5-0 in the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday evening
The result knocked Bayern out in the second round and sent Monchengladbach through
German news outlet Bild released a damming assessment of each player’s performance
As a result, German newspaper Bild ripped into the Bundesliga giants in their player ratings, marking six of Bayern’s stars as low as possible after watching them put in an uncharacteristically poor display.
Bild’s rating system is on a one-to-six scale, with one being the top score and six being the worst. They gave six players out of the 15 that featured a 6/6 rating – effectively saying they were as bad as they could’ve possibly been.
Star striker Robert Lewandowski and former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry were among those that received 6/6, while veteran Thomas Muller was given a 5/6.
Robert Lewandowski was among those that received 6/6, while Thomas Muller was given a 5/6
Alphonso Davies received a 6/6 after his sloppy pass gave Monchengladbach their first goal
Bild’s rating system is on a one-to-six scale, with one being the top score and six being the worst.
Manager: Topmoeller/Nagelsmann 6
Bild also rated Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer a 4/6 after Kouadio Kone took just 80 seconds to score Monchengladbach’s first goal.
Nevertheless, Bild recognised that Alphonso Davies’ sloppy pass was the cause of the goal and subsequently rated him 6/6.
Speaking of his performance, the German newspaper said Davies was defensively ‘very bad’.
Lucas Hernandez was another player who received a 6/6 rating after he took down Breel Embolo in the box to give away a penalty.
On Hernandez, Bild said it was a ‘nice day, but not a nice evening’ for the defender, after he saw his six-month prison sentence for disobeying a restraining order he received for assaulting his wife, suspended earlier on Wednesday.
Ramy Bensebaini sent Neuer the wrong way with his spot-kick to send Bayern Munich 3-0 down within the first 21 minutes of the game, giving them a mountain to climb.
Bild also ripped into manager Julian Nagelsmann and his assistant Dino Topmoeller for their role in preparing the team for the trip to Monchengladbach.
They criticised the pair for allowing Bayern to ‘sleep’ through the first half.
Nagelsmann – who was helping manage Bayern from home after testing positive for Covid-19 – has come under fire for their recent performances despite the fact his team have scored a record 33 times in their first nine league games.
He too was given a 6/6 rating from Bild, as was Topmoeller, who was on the touchline for Wednesday night’s embarrassing defeat.
Serge Gnabry was another Bayern Munich star that received 6/6 from the German news outlet
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) was rated 4/6, while Dayot Upamecano (right) got a 6/6
Hernandez’s fellow defenders Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano all received the worst possible 6/6 rating, while Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and former Manchester City man Leroy Sane fared little better with 5/6 ratings.
Bild were not the only ones to be shocked after the game. Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said: ‘I am absolutely shocked. We were just not there. We did not win a single tackle or challenge in the entire first half.
‘Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Gladbach did it really well. We were absolutely not there. A blackout. It should not have happened to us in such a way.’