Created on 22-09-2009 at 00:00 AM
Fourteen-time DFB Cup winners Bayern turned in a thoroughly professional display on Tuesday to see off game second division opponents Rot-Weiss Oberhausen, the emphatic scoreline ultimately reflecting the gulf in individual class between the teams by the end.
A 40,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena saw an unfamiliar Bayern line-up assume control after a hesitant start, Philipp Lahm and Mario Gomez handing the home side a comfortable half-time lead. Daniel van Buyten struck a brace and sub Thomas Müller added another to underline the Bundesliga side’s unchallenged superiority en route to the last sixteen.
Louis van Gaal made eight changes to the weekend team, handing welcome starts to Michael Rensing, Breno, Edson Braafheid, Jose Sosa, Andi Ottl, Hamit Altintop, Franck Ribery and Miroslav Klose. Toni also appeared in the matchday squad for the first time this term.