Konrad Laimer (l.) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (r.) both hit the target for Bayern Munich against Preußen Münster. - © IMAGO/Eibner
Konrad Laimer (l.) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (r.) both hit the target for Bayern Munich against Preußen Münster. - © IMAGO/Eibner

Bayern Munich ease into DFB Cup second round with 4-0 win over Preußen Münster


Bayern Munich advanced to the second round of the DFB Cup thanks to a 4-0 win over third-division side Preußen Münster on Tuesday.

Münster 0-4 Bayern
Goals: 0-1
Choupo-Moting (8'), 0-2 Laimer 39' (assist: Goretzka), 0-3 Krätzig 45'+5 (assist: Kimmich), 0-4 Tel 86' (assist: Sarr)

Bayern head coach Thomas Tuchel was forced to field a makeshift defence with centre-backs Matthijs de Ligt, Dayot Upamecano and Minjae Kim all unavailable with injuries, so Leon Goretzka and Noussair Mazraoui stepped in to fill the void. It did little to interrupt their flow, however, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting bundling the ball over the line in the eighth minute after some fine wing play from Mathys Tel. Teenager Frans Krätzig had a header cleared off the line just seconds after entering the fray for the injured Serge Gnabry as Bayern continued to dominate. Daniel Peretz was called into action a couple of times on his debut for the defending Bundesliga champions, and made a good reflex stop to keep out Malik Batmaz's close-range attempt. Bayern's pressure eventually took its toll though, Konrad Laimer looping in a brilliant header into the net from Goretzka's pass before Krätzig turned the ball in at the near post from Joshua Kimmich's cross.

It remained largely one-way traffic after the interval as Bayern probed for more but they initially struggled to get behind their deep-lying hosts. A Kimmich shot from range that ballooned way over the bar was as good as it got for a while, until Choupo-Moting had an opening inside the six-yard box but couldn't get the ball out from under his feet quickly enough. Joel Grodowski broke free on the counter and forced another smart save from Peretz as the final whistle approached, but Bayern had the final say when Bouna Sarr's defence-splitting pass freed Tel to dart into the box and finish from a tight angle, sealing their place in the second round at the end of October.

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  • Having scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season at the weekend, Choupo-Moting grabbed his second of the campaign here. 
  • Laimer's goal was his first in a Bayern shirt. 
  • Krätzig netted his maiden competitive goal for the Bayern first team. 
  • Bayern are record 20-time DFB Cup winners. However, three seasons without lifting the trophy is their longest barren spell since an 11-year stretch between 1986 and 1997.
  • Bayern beat Münster 4-1 in the 2014/15 first round, in the clubs' only previous meeting.
  • Tuchel won the 2016/17 DFB Cup whilst in charge of Dortmund. In 24 cup games as a coach, he has only lost to non-Bundesliga opposition on three occasions (all with Mainz).

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Münster: Schenk - Koulis, Ter Horst, Kok, Hahn (Grodowski 46') - Kyerewaa (Bouchama 87'), Mrowca (Preißinger 58'), Bazzoli, Lorenz (c) (Wegkamp 76'), Böckle - Batmaz (Scherder 46')
Unused subs: Schabbing, Ghindovean, Deters, Wooten
Out: Grote (knee), Oubeyapwa (knee), Schad (knee)
Coach: Sascha Hildmann 

Bayern: Peretz - Laimer (Sarr 63'), Mazraoui, Goretzka, Davies (Guerreiro 63') - Kimmich (c) (Fukui 63') - Gnabry (Krätzig 11'), Choupo-Moting (Sané 82'), Musiala, Coman - Tel
Unused subs:
Schmitt, Kane, Denk
Buchmann (thigh), De Ligt (knee), Kim (thigh), Müller (groin), Neuer (broken leg), Upamecano (groin)
Thomas Tuchel

As it happened!

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(0 - 3)

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Full time! Münster 0-4 Bayern

Bayern cruise into the DFB Cup second round, thanks to goals from Choupo-Moting, Laimer, Krätzig and Tel. And it could so easily have been more.

Right idea

Krätzig tries to dink a cute pass over a defender for Sané, but it's snuffed out. Supreme confidence from the youngster to even attempt that.

Time added on

Into the first of THREE added minutes. It doesn't look like Kane will be getting a slice of the goal-scoring pie. He's still on the bench.

Fresh legs

Bouchama replaces Kankam Kyerewaa in Münster's final change. The hosts have done a decent job of limiting the damage since the restart.


Krätzig kick-starts a Bayern break with a calm pass out from the back. It's two against four, with Coman weaving left and right before spanking an effort off the top of the crossbar from 18 yards.

Tel adds a fourth!

Sarr splits the Münster defence with a superb through-ball for Tel. The angle's tight, but the French teenager makes it look easy with a superb drive through the legs of the goalkeeper. Like a knife through butter!

Mathys Tel


Mathys Tel

Job done for Choups

Choupo-Moting has put in another effective shift, scoring his second goal in as many games to boot. Let's see if the in-form Sané can work his magic in the closing stages...

Peretz stands tall!

Gradowski, who's been really lively since joining the action in the second half, races away from the Bayern defence and stings the palms of Peretz. Either side of the Bayern debutant, and Münster might just have got on the scoresheet.

Off target

Musiala beats four players, before eventually losing out on the edge of the area. Choupo-Moting picks it up and feeds Tel, who cuts in and balloons high and wide of the Preußen goal.

Preußen change

Wegkamp's on for Lorenz as Münster chase the goal that would blow the roof off.

So close!

Lorenz's in-swinging corner is flicked on at the near post. A Münster player throws himself at the ball on the other side of the six-yard box, but can't make contact.


Sarr steers a precision pass into the feet of Choupo-Moting on the penalty spot, but the Bayern striker's first touch is heavy and Münster survive.

Coman on the hunt

Coman cuts in off the right-hand side. He tries to find the far corner with a left-footed shot, but it's deflected behind. Fukui's ensuing delivery doesn't clear the first man.

Rare glimpse of the Bayern goal

Koulis with the effort for Münster, heading miles over from a corner. The home fans applaud the effort.


Coman feeds Sarr, who pulls a cross back for Musiala. He jinks away from a defender, but can't keep his shot on the run down.

Three changes

Bayern debuts for Fukui and Guerreiro, as well as a rare outing for Sarr. Tuchel knows his team are home and hosed.

Preußen change

Preißinger replaces Mrowca in the Münster midfield with over 30 minutes plus stoppage time remaining.

Happy days for Bayern



Coman collects a ball from deep and goes round Schenk, but the angle is against him and a Münster man gets in the way. It's worked back into the box with Tel, who shoots across goal and wide.

Tel effort!

Goretzka keeps the ball alive after Münster fail to clear a Kimmich corner. Choupo-Moting knocks it back to Tel, who curls a shot straight at Schenk from 18 yards.

Right idea

The chase is on for Grodowski, but makeshift centre-back Goreztka is calmness personified as he steers the ball back to his goalkeeper.


Lorenz takes aim from a good 20 yards out, but can only drag his attempt wide.

Here we go again!

Bayern get the ball rolling in Münster. Grodowski and Scherder are on for the hosts, but Bayern are unchanged. Will we see Harry Kane make his DFB Cup debut in the second half?

Half-time! Münster 0-3 Bayern

Bayern have been all over the 3. Liga side, toying with them from the get-go. Superb focus and intensity, and now the perfect opportunity to rest some key players in the second half, ahead of Saturday's trip to Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
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Krätzig goal!

The 20-year-old scores his first competitive goal for Bayern. Musiala releases Kimmich, who asks the question with a cross into the six-yard box. Krätzig replies, touching it past Schenk, with the aid of a deflection.
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Frans Krätzig


Tel threads a pass through to Musiala, but he can't get it out from his feet and Schenk is able to smother.

Bayern double up!

There it is! Goretzka sprays a great ball over the top for the run of Laimer, who gets in-between two defenders to loop a header over Schenk.
Konrad Laimer


Towering header by the Bayern man, but Schenk is equal to it!

Cat and mouse

Bayern are enjoying over 70 percent possession, stroking the ball around patiently, and you feel they haven't even got out of second gear.

Bayern in cruise control


Rinse and repeat

Bayern are not letting up as Musiala tries to pick out Coman in the box. It's cleared only as far as Kimmich, who chips an inviting ball back into the area. Choupo-Moting controls under pressure, before Koch clears.


The Bayern scorer sticks out a boot to direct a low cross goalwards, but Schenk makes the block.

Off the line!

Musiala's at it again in the Münster box. He somehow manages to dig out a cross that's headed off the line, with Tel lurking.


Musiala with his trademark change of pace leaves the home defence in his wake. He dances into the box before taking aim, but his left-footed shot is too close to the diving Schenk.


Batz gets on the end of a ball into the Bayern box. His shot takes a deflection off Goretzka, forcing Peretz to parry and gather at the second attempt.

Gnabry withdrawn

The Bayern No.7 can't continue after that earlier collision. Young left-back Krätzig, who made his Bundesliga debut at the weekend, is his replacement.

The pressure tells!

Bayern take a deserved lead in Münster. Tel drives up the left and sends in a cross that Coman can't get his foot around. Choupo-Moting can, the Cameroonian taking a touch and lashing home on the spin.

Safe hands

Peretz is unsighted initally as Lorenz swings in a cross, but the Bayern debutant makes his presence felt to claim the ball ahead of Mazraoui.

Gnabry concern

The Bayern winger goes to meet a Goretzka pass into the box. He colllides with Schenk in the process, and is in some discomfort.

Bayern in charge

As you'd expect, the Bundesliga champions are bossing possession in the early stages.

Away we go!

Bayern are in white, Münster in green-and-black stripes.

Amazing atmosphere

Beating drums, fireworks - the home fans are absolutely bouncing. It's not every day the record champions come to town!

In the tunnel

Kimmich is ready to lead out Bayern. Tuchel has confirmed Goretzka and Mazraoui will be at centre-back...

Who is Daniel Peretz?

Peretz joined Bayern from Maccabi Tel Aviv last month. The 23-year-old made 101 appearances for Maccabi, keeping 44 clean sheets, and saved two Germany penalties for Israel in a 1-1 draw at the 2023 UEFA European U21 Championship.

Cupset warning

You have to go all the way back to 1994/95 for Bayern's last elimination in the first round of the DFB Cup. Roland Stein scored the only goal, heading past Oliver Kahn, as then third-tier outfit TSV Vestenbergsgreuth caused one of the greatest shocks in the tournament's history.

More on those teams

Thomas Müller misses out for this one with a groin strain, while Bayern's top three centre-backs Matthijs De Ligt (knee), Minjae Kim (thigh) and Dayot Upamecano (groin) are likewise sidelined with injury, prompting a makeshift backline for Thomas Tuchel's side. Daniel Peretz makes his Bayern debut in goal in the ongoing absence of Manuel Neuer, who is continuing his rehabilitation following a broken leg.

Münster starting XI

Schenk - Koulis, Ter Horst, Kok, Hahn - Kyerewaa, Mrowca, Bazzoli, Lorenz (c), Böckle - Batmaz

Münster subs

Schabbing, Bouchama, Ghindovean, Grodowski, Deters, Wooten, Scherder, Preißinger, Wegkamp

Bayern starting XI

Peretz - Mazraoui, Laimer, Davies - Kimmich (c), Goretzka - Gnabry, Musiala, Tel, Coman - Choupo-Moting

Bayern subs

Schmitt, Kane, Sané, Sarr, Guerreiro, Denk, Krätzig, Taichi

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Cup woes to end?

Since beating Leverkusen in the final of the 2020 edition, Bayern haven't fared too well in the DFB Cup. They lost on penalties to Holstein Kiel in the second round the following year, were knocked out 5-0 by Borussia Mönchengladbach at the same stage in 2022 and slipped to a 2-1 quarter-final defeat against Freiburg in 2022/23.

Peretz to start

Head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that summer signing Daniel Peretz will make his Bayern debut in goal for this one, with Manuel Neuer still sidelined. Raphael Guerreiro could also make his first competitive outing in a Bayern jersey after recovering from injury, but centre-back pairing Matthijs de Ligt and Minjae Kim miss out.

Why is the game being played today?

The vast majority of the DFB Cup first round fixtures were played across the weekend of 12/13 August. However, as Bayern and RB Leipzig contested the DFL Supercup that Saturday, their cup games had to be moved. As a result, Bayern are in action today, with Leipzig away at Bundesliga 2 side Wehen Wiesbaaden tomorrow.

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