Second-half strikes from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were enough for Borussia Dortmund to clinch a 2-0 win over FC Augsburg and with it their place in the last eight of the DFB Cup.
FC Augsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
Both backlines were on top throughout the opening exchanges and, while Dortmund were enjoying the great share of possession, clear-cut chances were hard come by at either end. The hosts showed great resolve against BVB's star-studded frontline, but almost fell behind on the stroke of half-time when Marwin Hitz did well to deny Aubameyang, before Ilkay Gündogan's follow up was ruled out for a foul inside the box.
However, the visitors began turning the screw to much greater effect after the restart and, having missed a gilt-edged chance moments earlier, the in-form Aubameyang broke the deadlock by sweeping home a volley from just inside the area. Mkhitaryan then followed up with an effort of his own just five minutes later, extending Dortmund's lead courtesy of a deflected effort. The Armenian should have made it three with just under 20 minutes left to play, but despite missing a tap in at the back post, the result was never in doubt as Dortmund progressed in the DFB Cup.
Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Stafylidis - Baier, Kohr - Koo (Esswein 64'), Moravek (Trochowski 70'), Ji - Bobadilla (Caiuby 74')
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Bender (Sokratis 45'), Hummels, Schmelzer - Weigl - Castro, Gündogan (Ginter 84') - Aubameyang, Ramos (Kagawa 58'), Mkhitaryan