BERLIN – Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich easily advanced to the round of 32 of Germany’s DFB Cup on Saturday by thrashing Rielasingen-Arlen 4-0 and Chemnitzer 5-0, respectively.
Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick to lead defending champion Dortmund to the rout of Rielasingen.
Spaniard Marc Bartra opened the scoring for Dortmund at the 12-minute mark.
Aubameyang scored the second goal in the 41st minute, while he added the third and fourth goals in the 56th and 80th minutes, respectively.
In the same round, Bayern superstar Robert Lewandowski scored a brace to help the Bavarian club reach the round of 32.
Lewandowski opened the scoring after 20 minutes, while Franck Ribery scored the second goal in the 51st minute.
Lewandowski struck again just nine minutes later, while Kingsley Coman scored the fourth goal in the 79th minute.
Mats Hummels scored the fifth goal one minute before the final whistle to put the icing on the Bavarian side’s easy victory.
The German tournament has not seen any surprises so far, with all of the Bundesliga teams (Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz and Cologne) advancing out of the first round.