Bayern Munich are on course for a treble this season after cruising into the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal with a 3-0 victory away at 10-man Bochum on Wednesday.
A brace from Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara’s solitary strike was more than enough to see the Bundesliga leaders remain on course to lift the domestic cup for the 18th time in their history.
Despite Thomas Muller blowing off a penalty awarded after Bochum substitute Jan Simunek was shown a straight red card for a foul on Arjen Robben just 14 minutes after coming on, the Bavarians still recorded the convincing win.
The result means outgoing Bayern manager Pep Guardiola can still win three trophies – the runaway Bundesliga leaders face Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League – before leaving to take over at Manchester City.
However, they were made to work hard for the win against opponents from Germany’s second tier.
Bayern’s first goal came just before half time as Lewandowski broke the deadlock when a delayed one-two with Muller set him free in the right channel. He took his time with the finish, sending a low effort into the net via the far post.
After missing the penalty awarded, Bayern doubled their lead on the hour mark.
Robben’s scooped pass picked out the run from Muller, who helped make amends for his profligacy from the spot with a low cross that Thiago converted on the slide.
Lewandowski sealed the win just before the final whistle, Robben’s through ball allowing him to slot a finish beyond Riemann and make it six goals in his last four games.