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Bayern Keeper Ulreich Apologises For Howler

6 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Bayern Keeper Ulreich Apologises For Howler


Sven Ulreich has apologised via Instagram for his mistake as Bayern Munich exited the Champions League to Real Madrid on Tuesday.

With the game tied at 1-1, Bayern’s goalkeeper Ulreich wanted to pick up Corentin Tolisso’s errant back pass immediately after the restart. However, seeing the onrushing Karim Benzema in the corner of his eye, Ulreich panicked, aiming a wild kick and making no contact with the ball, leaving the France international with the routine task of tapping home his second goal of the evening from close range.

Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez equalised to make it 2-2 on 63 minutes, but Bayern, trailing 2-1 from the first leg, failed to score again and agonisingly exited 4-3 on aggregate, the fifth season in succession that the German champions have lost to a Spanish side.