Jena: Striker Robert Lewandowski`s first-half hat-trick ensured Bayern Munich a 5-0 victory over fourth division side FC Carl Zeiss Jena at the first round of the German Cup.
The German Cup holders started their title defence with Lewandowski establishing a 3-0 lead within 43 minutes before Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels rounded off the 5-0 scoreline, reports Xinhua.
Breaking the deadlock just three minutes into the game, Lewandowski made use of Franck Ribery`s build-up play to slot home a follow up shot from close range.
Jena were unable to respond as Bayern dictated the proceedings on the pitch. Lewandowski doubled the lead after lobbing a through ball, again from Ribery, over onrushing Jena custodian Raphael Koczor on 34 minutes.
The Poland international wasn`t done with the scoring as he wrapped up his hat-trick after drilling the ball from the edge of the box into the bottom left corner in the 43rd minute.
After half-time, Jena tried to pile on the pressure but Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was on guard to block Manfred Starke`s free-kick three minutes into the second half.
As the match progressed, Bayern increased pressure to extend the lead as Arturo Vidal poked home Lewandowski`s square pass into the open goal in the 72nd minute before Mats Hummels rounded off the expected first round victory five minutes later.