Bachmann did more than anyone to ensure the Hornets even made it to spot-kicks, making a series of stunning saves, including remarkable ones at the end of each half, to ensure the visitors were still in the game when Sema popped up with a late, late equaliser.
“He made four very, very good saves in normal time, including one fabulous save at the end,” said Hive Live pundit Tommy Mooney, who saw Alec Chamberlain do something similar in 1999 at St Andrew's. “He was fabulous. You can see his face at the end and how much it meant to him.”
Bachmann would have been spared any criticism at half-time from Head Coach Vladimir Ivić who made two changes after seeing his side fall behind to a 26th-minute goal from Hall.
“We were a step off in the first half,” said Bachmann. “We knew it would be a difficult game. We were a step behind. We had a great chance after 50 seconds which we should probably have scored, but that's football. At half-time we knew what needed to change, but it was still difficult in the second half. But we showed great character in the last 25 minutes with ten men to get the equaliser and go through to the next round.”