Bayern Munich are through to the next phase of the DFB Pokal having oust defending champions Wolfsburg 3-1 win at the Volkswagen Arena on Tuesday night.
A brace from Thomas Muller and another strike from Douglas Costa was enough to guide the Bundesliga champions to the next phase of the German Cup competition.
Even though Pep Guardiola’s men eased off somewhat after the interval and Andre Schurrle would eventually get one back in the dying minutes of the game, but it was too late for the hosts to stage a comeback.
Elsewhere, there were heart breaks for the Nigerian duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Leon Balogun who both suffered home defeats with their respective and have now crashed out of the Cup competition.
It was Hertha Berlin that sent FSV Frankfurt; Awonyi’s Bundesliga 2 outfit packing.
Timm Golley had given the hosts the lead shortly after the interval, but Salomon Kalou levelled the scoring to send the game into extra-time, before netting his second of the evening to send Hertha through 2-1. Marvin Plattenhardt’s late dismissal meant Pal Dardai’s visitors ended the match with 10 men.
Also, Mainz with Balogun did crash out of the competition against a Bundesliga 2 team, 1860 Munich. Florian Niederlechner gifted the hosts an early lead, but Pierre Bengtsson’s red card on the verge of half-time would cost them. Stefan Mugosa levelled the scoring in the 70th minute, with Rubin Okotie making it 2-1 just seven minutes later.
In some of the other ties, Nuremberg made light work of Fortuna Dusseldorf. Guido Burgstaller, Hanno Behrens, Niclas Fullkrug and Tim Leibold made it 4-0 at half-time, with Danny Blum making it five before Kerem Demirbay netted a consolation goal in the 71st minute.
Ambitious 2.Bundesliga side RB Leipzig were eliminated by Regionalliga outfit Unterhaching following a 3-0 loss. Markus Einsiedler and Marco Rosenzweig found the net before the break, with Thomas Steinherr putting the match to bed halfway through the second half.
Finally, Bochum progressed to the next round following a narrow 1-0 win over Kaiserslautern, Chris Lowe’s own goal making the difference.