Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund cruise through in DFB Pokal

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Août 13, 2017

Robert Lewandowsk netted a brace, with his second goal coming after the interval as Bayern finally broke down their hosts and scored four times in the second half.

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.

Elsewhere, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund began their defence of the trophy beating FC Rielasingen-Arlen 4-0.

And, having come in at half-time just one goal up, Ancelotti was pleased with the way his team kept pushing to clinch an ultimately comfortable victory as Kingsley Coman, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels added to the scoreline. It is always important to score a few goals and make it easier for ourselves. "We did exactly what we had planned and what we had to do to get into the next round".

"We tried to keep playing at a high pace", he said.

The visitors opened the scoring through Marc Bartra in the 12th minute, before Aubameyang doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 41st minute. Aubameyang claimed his second in typical fashion after the break, accelerating away from two defenders before finishing with a chip over the goalkeeper.

Nils Petersen opened the scoring for Freiburg in a 2-1 win at his father's team, fourth-tier Germania Halberstadt.

Nadiem Amiri scored the only goal in the 56th minute as Hoffenheim won at RW Erfurt.

Also, 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt defeated fourth-tier TuS Erndtebrueck 3-0, Mainz won at fourth-tier Lueneburger SK Hansa 3-1, Cologne beat fifth-tier Leher TS 5-0, Werder Bremen won 3-0 against third-division Wuerzburger Kickers, and there were wins for second-division sides Fortuna Duesseldorf, Heidenheim, Jahn Regensburg and Kaiserslautern.

Last season, Steinhaus refereed eight second-division games.

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC.

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