Bay­ern Mu­nich, as well as Borus­sia Dort­mund, ad­vance in Ger­man Cup

The China Post - - SPORTS - BY CIARAN FA­HEY

Bay­ern Mu­nich and Borus­sia Dort­mund ad­vanced from the open­ing round of the Ger­man Cup on Sun­day, while Ham­burger SV was knocked out by fourth-tier side Carl Zeiss Jena.

Bay­ern, the 2013 and 2014 cup win­ner, was made to work hard for a 3-1 win over fifth-tier Noet­tin­gen in Karl­sruhe.

New sign­ing Ar­turo Vi­dal scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute, one minute be­fore the Chile star was booked for a crunch­ing tackle.

Nik­las Hecht-Zir­pel claimed a per­sonal high­light in the 16th by equal­iz­ing on the re­bound af­ter Bay­ern ‘keeper Sven Ulreich par­ried his first ef­fort.

But Mario Goetze cut the am­a­teur side’s cel­e­bra­tions short by scor­ing a minute later and Robert Le­wandowski made it 3-1 in the 26th.

Noet­tin­gen re­grouped and did well to frus­trate Bay­ern in the sec­ond half.

Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan scored one and set up another as Dort­mund beat third-di­vi­sion side Chem­nitzer FC 2-0.

The Ar­me­nia midfielder crossed for Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang to score with a fine header in the 25th, and Aubameyang re­turned the fa­vor for Mkhi­taryan to seal the win with a curl­ing shot in­side the far post in the 83rd.

Jena up­set Ham­burg 3-2 thanks to Johannes Pieles’ ex­tra timewin­ner.

Justin Ger­lach put the fourth-tier side ahead with a poorly de­fended free kick in the 15th be­fore Al­bin Ek­dal equal­ized in the 48th, though TV re­plays showed the ball was out of play be­fore Ivo Ilice­vic crossed.

Ve­limir Jo­vanovic re­stored Jena’s lead in the 58th, but Michael Gre­goritsch scored in the fourth minute of in­jury time to take the game to ex­tra time.

Mainz beat third-di­vi­sion En­ergie Cot­tbus 3-0, and Han­nover de­feated fourth-tier Hessen Kas­sel 2-0 thanks to goals from Salif Sane and Ke­nan Kara­man.

Nils Petersen scored four goals as Freiburg routed fifth-tier Barm­bekUh­len­horst 5- 0, while another sec­ond-di­vi­sion team, Bochum, thrashed fifth-tier Salm­rohr by the same score.

Fourth-tier Un­ter­haching up­set pro­moted Bun­desliga side In­gol­stadt 2-1, sec­ond-di­vi­sion Pader­born won 2-1 at fourth-tier Lue­beck, and sec­ond-di­vi­sion Hei­den­heim routed fourth-tier FK Pir­masens 4-1.

Sec­ond-di­vi­sion sides Sand­hausen and For­tuna Dues­sel­dorf needed penal­ties to ad­vance af­ter be­ing held score­less by fourth-tier op­po­si­tion. Sand­hausen de­feated Bahlinger SC 5-3 and Dues­sel­dorf beat lo­cal ri­val Rot-Weiss Essen 3-1. Both Sand­hausen and Dues­sel­dorf fin­ished with 10 men.

Sec­ond-di­vi­sion Kais­er­slautern de­feated third-di­vi­sion ri­val Hansa Ro­s­tock 5-4 on penal­ties. For­mer Kais­er­slautern striker Mar­cel Ziemer’s penalty miss proved the decisive one.


Michael Schuerg of Noet­tin­gen, right, chal­lenges for the ball with Mu­nich’s David Alaba dur­ing the Ger­man soc­cer cup first round match be­tween fifth-tier team FC Noet­tin­gen and Bay­ern Mu­nich in Karl­sruhe, south­ern Ger­many, Sun­day, Aug. 9.

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