Bayern avoid Cup shock in nine-goal thriller, Juve close on title as Napoli lose

  • Lewandowski penalty secures 5-4 win over Heidenheim
  • Napoli crash to defeat at Empoli to stay 18 points behind

Bayern Munich scraped through to the German Cup semi-finals but were given a huge scare by second-tier Heidenheim before winning 5-4 despite Niklas Süle’s early red card.

Niko Kovac’s side are chasing a League and Cup double, and looked set for a straightforward evening when Leon Goretzka opened the scoring in the 12th minute – only for Süle to bring down Robert Andrich three minutes later. The centre-back was dismissed after a VAR review, and goals from Robert Glatzel and Marc Shnatterer put the visitors 2-1 up at half-time.

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