Bayern, Dortmund cups runneth over

Derek Wilson
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski scores his second goal in Bayern's 5-0 German Cup rout of Chemnitz

Defending champions Borussia Dortmund and record winners Bayern Munich had little trouble in brushing aside lower-league opposition with a barrage of goals in the German Cup first round.

Dortmund cruised a a 4-0 success away to sixth-tier Rielasingen-Arlen on strikes from Marca Barta and a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while Robert Lewandowski's double, Kingsley Coman, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels gave Bayern a 5-0 win at third-division Chemnitz.

There were also wins for Bundesliga sides Mainz, Freiburg, Cologne, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim, who join Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round.

Rielasingen-Arlen were unable to host their first-ever German Cup tie at their own ground so instead welcomed Dortmund in Freiburg's stadium, some 100km away.

The minnows briefly held their own but Barta turned home an 11th minute cross to break the deadlock and from then the result was never in doubt.

Aubameyang doubled the lead from the spot before the break and raced clear early in the second period to make it three. He took advantage of poor defending late on to complete his treble.

"We have done exactly what we had to do to go a round further," Aubameyang said. "It was definitely not a top game from us but by and large we can be happy."

Dortmund were without Ousmane Dembele, suspended by the club after he missed training Thursday in an apparent bid to force a transfer.

Coach Peter Bosz said he would later sit down with chief executive Hans-Joachim Watkze and and sport director Michael Zorc to decide on the next steps.

"We tried to keep the tempo high," Bosz said of the game. "We have won 4-0 with no new injuries - that's important."

Bayern, who have lifted the trophy on an unmatched 18 occasions, were missing a handful of players with injury but still sent a strong squad to take on Chemnitz.

Lewandowski curled the opener with a 20th minute free kick and Ribery crossed for Coman to make the game safe shortly after the break.

Corentin Tolisso set up Lewandowski for a tap-in third on the hour, Ribery added another free kick and Hummels completed the rout by heading in a late corner.

"We played well. I was impressed by our attitude," said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti. "In the first half the opponents made it difficult for us because they were well-organised defensively.

"In the second half we made more chances and got the goals from them."