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Bayern Munich beat Carl Zeiss Jena 5-0 in German Cup

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.

Bayern Munich beat Carl Zeiss Jena 5-0 in German Cup

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.

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