Pitifully eliminated in the German Cup midweek by Saarbrücken (2-1), a third division team, Bayern Munich bounced back in the league on Saturday by crushing Borussia Dortmund (4-0) who were nevertheless playing in front of their home crowd.
The opportunity for Thomas Tuchel to send a dig at Lothar Matthäus who had criticized him: “For a team without progress and which is experiencing a difficult situation internally, things were fine today. For the rest, you can find out from the experts Didi (Dietmar Hamann) and Lothar (Matthäus).”
The 1991 Ballon d'Or, former Bayern Munich player, did not fail to point out the Bavarians' fiasco against Saarbrücken this week in Bild: "The defeat at Saarbrücken is the biggest cup hiccup since our elimination at Vestenbergsgreuth (in 1994). This happened to us too, but failing like this four times in a row in the cup is embarrassing and shameful for FC Bayern. Bayern were eliminated by second division club Kiel, then lost 5-0 at Gladbach and at home to Freiburg. Now it's Saarbrücken. It’s inexplicable.”