A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday.
Defending champions Dortmund eased to a 4-0 victory over sixth-tier minnows Riesalingen-Arlen, while Bayern secured a 5-0 win over third division Chemnitz.
A deflected free-kick saw Lewandowski open the scoring for Bayern after just 20 minutes with the Bundesliga champions striking again on the counter-attack shortly after half-time, Kingsley Coman doubling the lead.
Record signing Corentin Tolisso set up Bayern’s third goal, sending in a low cross for Lewandowski to tap in his second of the afternoon.
With victory assured, Franck Ribery whipped a direct free-kick into the bottom corner in the 79th minute, and Mats Hummels headed in Bayern’s fifth just before the final whistle. “The most important thing today was reaching the second round,” Lewandowski told Sky Sport.
We didn’t have much space today, Chemnitz played defensively.”
“It’s always important to score the first goal, and it’s not always easy.