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Bayern, Bremen, Schalke cruise in German Cup

Bayern, Bremen, Schalke cruise in German Cup

Bayern Munich crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 to storm into the quarterfinals of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Miroslav Klose scored twice, and Thomas Mueller scored one and set up two, including Luca Toni's for Bayern. It was Toni's first goal in a season that began late for the Italy striker because of an Achilles' tendon injury.
Cup holder Werder Bremen and Schalke also cruised into the quarterfinals by beating second-division opposition by identical 3-0 scores.
Hoffenheim routed second-division Koblenz 4-0.
Playing at home without top striker Claudio Pizarro and some other regulars, Bremen eased past Kaiserslautern on goals from Petri Pasanen and Tim Borowski in the first half and substitute Torsten Oehrl in the second.
Schalke dominated at 1860 Munich and got goals from two defenders, with Benedikt Hoewedes notching two and Rafinha adding another.
Bayern beat Eintracht 2-1 at home four days ago in the Bundesliga with much more difficulty but romped over the hapless Frankfurt team away. Klose scored in the 14th after a chipped pass from Mark van Bommel and five minutes later picked up a pass from Mueller to double the lead.
The game was decided when Mueller scored in the 29th after a dreadful mistake from Eintracht defender Maik Franz.
Mueller shook off Franz to supply the cross for Toni's diving header in the 52nd.
Hoffenheim struggled until Sejad Salihovic curled in a free kick in the 50th. Vedad Ibisevic, Maicosuel and Marvin Compper added the other three goals.
On Tuesday, second-division Greuther Fuerth upset Stuttgart 1-0 and Borussia Dortmund lost 3-2 at third-division Osnabrueck. Cologne won 3-0 at Eintracht Trier, a fourth-division team, and Augsburg thrashed Duisburg 5-0 in match between two second-division sides.


Updated : 2021-06-23 11:47 GMT+08:00