10 man Bayern win 5-4 in DFB Pokal against Heidenheim

A 10 man Bayern Munich were still good enough to get past Heidenheim in the DFB Pokal after Nicklas Sule seeing red in the first half.

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Leon Goretzka had opened the scoring from a towering header in the center of the penalty box from a corner kick heading without a challenge.

Bayern had Niklas Sule sent off for a dangerous tackle and deemed denying a goal scoring opportunity and from the free kick, Marc Schnatterer struck the crossbar on 16 minutes.

The visitor’s restored parity with Robert-Nesta Glatzel rising high at the back post from Schnatterer’s cross on 26 minutes with a cushioned effort.

Heidenheim added the second of the game from a counter-attack with on 39 minutes as Glatzel turned provider to Schnatterer who rifled it to the bottom left corner.

Bayern turned on the style in the second half as Thomas Muller turned and struck a volley from Robert Lewandowski through pass looping header.

Muller turned provider as Bayern went ahead with his pass across the goal mouth for the Polish striker to slid in on 55 minutes and Serge Gnabry added the fourth with a back post header from Mats Hummel’s flick on.

However, the visitors hit on the counter and scored through Glatzel and won a penalty after Hummel’s conceded a penalty three minutes later with the player grabbing a hat-trick.

Bayern was, however, let off the hook with six minutes to go as Marnon Busch was deemed to have handled the ball and Lewandowski scored from the spot.

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