In the second round match Bayern seemed destined to win when Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 16th minute, but just before the break Saarbrücken equalized and Marcel Gaus stopped the game with a deflected shot in the 6th minute.
The final whistle blew to lThe late flurry of goals resulted in a third-round exit. Coach Xabi Alonso made eight changes to his team in a 5-2 win over third division side Sandhausen, but had to bring key players such as Granit Xhaka and Florian Wirtz off the bench to achieve the victory.
With the score at 2-2, the game went into extra time, but Adam Glozek put Leverkusen ahead in the 85th minute. After that, two goals from Amin Adli made the victory a certainty.
The main thing is to progress, which we did today, said Leverkusen midfielder and Philip Bilbia. Hertha Berlin, playing in the second division, won 3-0 against Mainz, whose winless streak in all competitions reached 10 matches. Together with Bayern’s defeat, these setbacks mean that only six teams from the top division will qualify for the round of 16.