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