Bay­ern march on in cup, Dort­mund need penal­ties

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

HOLD­ERS Bay­ern Mu­nich reached the third round of the Ger­man Cup with a 3-1 win over Augs­burg yes­ter­day while sec­ond-di­vi­sion Union Berlin took in­jury-hit Borus­sia Dort­mund to penal­ties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Ju­lian Green and David Al­aba sealed Bay­ern’s win at the Al­lianz Arena, while Borus­sia, last sea­son’s fi­nal­ists, en­dured ner­vous mo­ments be­fore beat­ing Union 3-0 in a shoot-out af­ter it fin­ished 1-1 in Dort­mund.

Bay­ern coach Carlo Ancelotti rested a host of stars while US striker Green made a rare start, for to­mor­row’s away Bun­desliga clash – also against Augs­burg – and next Tues­day’s Cham­pi­ons League clash at PSV Eind­hoven.

Bay­ern went ahead with two min­utes gone when Thomas Muller fed Lahm and the Bay­ern cap­tain drilled home his shot.

Muller then floated in the cross which Green headed home to make it 20 on 41 min­utes.

Bay­ern de­fender Mats Hum­mels con­ceded a penalty on Augs­burg mid­fielder Go­jko Kacar, but Manuel Neuer came to the res­cue when Ger­many’s goal­keeper saved Koo JaCheol’s spot­kick on 49 min­utes.

Augs­burg pulled a goal back on the counter at­tack when Ji Dong-Won cut in and blasted his shot home from a tight an­gle on 69 min­utes.

But Al­aba came on with five min­utes to go and ri­fled home Bay­ern’s third in the 94th minute to set­tle the re­sult.

Dort­mund, miss­ing a host of in­jured stars like Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang and Marco Reus, went through af­ter a scare.

Dort­mund took the lead thanks to a first-half own goal from ex-Dort­mund de­fender Michael Parensen, but Union striker Steven Skrzyb­ski lev­elled with nine min­utes left

Goal­keeper Ro­man Wei­den­feller was Dort­mund’s hero with two saves in the shootout, while Ous­mane Dem­bele, Matthias Gin­ter and Mario Gotze net­ted their spot­kicks.

Schalke scrapped into the third round with a nervy 3-2 win over sec­ond-di­vi­sion Nurem­berg.

Cologne beat Hof­fen­heim 2-1, as Darm­stadt were hum­bled 1-0 by fourth di­vi­sion As­to­ria Wall­dorf .

Greuther Fuerth sealed a 2-1 win over top-tier side Mainz. – AFP

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