Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich breeze by Hamburg to reach DFB-Pokal last 16

Roberto Lewandowski and David Alaba scored in the first half and Franck Ribery added another as Bayern Munich faced little trouble on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring their first goal in a 3-1 win over Hamburg in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday night in Hamburg. Odd Andersen / AFP / October 29, 2014
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Holders Bayern Munich eased into the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) on Wednesday with a 3-1 second-round win away to Hamburg.

Robert Lewandowski put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead following some desperate defending before Austrian international David Alaba doubled their advantage from long range late in the first half.

Franck Ribery marked his first start of the season after injury by finding the net with a deflected shot early in the second period, and the Frenchman was then struck in the face with the scarf of a spectator who invaded the pitch, before Pierre-Michel Lasogga got a late consolation for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Freiburg, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg all beat lower-league opposition, while Borussia Monchengladbach, who are second in the Bundesliga, won 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayer Leverkusen needed penalties to win at regional league side Magdeburg, but it could have been worse for Roger Schmidt’s side.

They took an early lead through Hakan Calhanoglu but were pegged back and fell behind after having South Korean star Son Heung-min sent off.

However, Kyriakos Papadopoulos equalised before the top-flight side eventually progressed in a shoot-out.

Hertha Berlin and Hannover succumbed to lower-league opponents on Tuesday, but Borussia Dortmund advanced to the last 16 along with Werder Bremen and Cologne.

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