FC Bayern Munich Ease Into German Cup Last 16

Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba and Franck Ribery scored a goal each as holders Bayern Munich beat Hamburg 3-1 in the second round.

Updated: October 30, 2014 08:47 IST
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Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Hamburg.

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Berlin: Holders Bayern Munich eased into the last 16 of the German Cup on Wednesday with a 3-1 second-round win away to Hamburg.

Robert Lewandowski put Pep Guardiola's side ahead following some desperate defending before Austrian international David Alaba doubled their advantage from long range late in the first half.

Franck Ribery marked his first start of the season after injury by finding the net with a deflected shot early in the second period, and the Frenchman was then struck in the face with the scarf of a spectator who invaded the pitch, before Pierre-Michel Lasogga got a late consolation for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Freiburg, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg all beat lower-league opposition, while Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are second in the Bundesliga, won 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayer Leverkusen needed penalties to win at regional league side Magdeburg, but it could have been worse for Roger Schmidt's side.

They took an early lead through Hakan Calhanoglu but were pegged back and fell behind after having South Korean star Heung-Min Son sent off.

However, Kyriakos Papadopoulos equalised before the top-flight side eventually progressed in a shoot-out.

Hertha Berlin and Hanover succumbed to lower-league opponents on Tuesday, but Borussia Dortmund advanced to the last 16 along with Werder Bremen and Cologne.

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