Bayern Munich hit Paderborn for six to ease into DFB Cup semi-finals
Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich cruised into the semi-finals of the DFB Cup on Tuesday with a 6-0 dismissal of third-tier frontrunners Paderborn.
Paderborn 0-6 Bayern Munich
Paderborn made a lively start at the Benteler-Arena, but any hopes of a remarkable upset were extinguished in the space of six minutes, as Kingsley Coman pounced on a loose ball to open the scoring and then teed up Robert Lewandowski for 2-0. Joshua Kimmich got his first DFB Cup goal as he latched onto Mats Hummels‘ long ball and applied a cool finish, as Bayern all but put the game to bed before half-time.
Corentin Tolisso was a first-half substitute for Thomas Müller, who appeared to pick up a knock in the build-up to the first goal, and the France midfielder headed in a fourth from James Rodriguez‘s pinpoint corner early in the second half. Arjen Robben swept in a superb finish from the edge of the area for 5-0 late on, before Franck Ribery gave him a simple tap-in to round out an extremely one-sided affair.
- Bayern have now beaten Paderborn by at least a four-goal margin in all four of their meetings to date.
- This was a repeat of the only Bundesliga meeting between the sides at the Benteler-Arena in February 2015, which Bayern also won 6-0.
- Lewandowski is up to 25 goals for the season in all competitions. The Poland captain’s previous best tally is 43 for Bayern in 2016/17.
- Robben was on target in a DFB Cup game for the first time since the 2014 final against Borussia Dortmund – when he put the Bavarians ahead in extra time en route to a 2-0 win.
- Kimmich scored his first ever DFB Cup goal in his 14th appearance in the competition.
- Bayern have now won 20 of their 21 games since Heynckes returned to the helm, scoring 54 goals.
Paderborn: Ratajczak – Boeder, Schonlau, Strohdiek, Herzenbruch – Krauße – Zolinski, Wassey (Tietz 46′), Antwi-Adjej (Bertels 66′) – Ritter (Klement 74′), Michel
Unused subs: Zingerle, Yeboah, Collins, Fesser
Coach: Steffen Baumgart
Bayern: Ulreich – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Vidal – Robben, Müller (c) (Tolisso 32′), James (Rudy 67′), Coman (Ribery 81′)- Lewandowski
Unused subs: Starke, Wagner, Rafinha, Bernat
Absentees: Neuer (foot), Thiago (thigh), Früchtl (foot), Boateng (stomach)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes
As it happened