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Germania Windeck 0 Bayern 4

Cup holders Bayern make routine progress

In Monday’s David versus Goliath DFB Cup first round encounter, fifth-division part-timers Windeck gave a highly commendable account of themselves and banked a healthy pay cheque to boot, but holders Bayern advanced to the second round without ever shifting up through the gears.

A 41,100 crowd flocked to the RheinEnergie Stadium in Cologne, more than ten times the number which could have been accommodated at Windeck’s own Sportpark, and fully justifying the minnows’ decision to switch the fixture to the Bundesliga arena.

In the first half, Bayern huffed and puffed to no great effect for long spells against the commendably disciplined amateurs, before a Miro Klose and Franck Ribery double whammy in the two minutes before the break snuffed out any faint whiff of an upset.

With Wolfsburg due in the Bundesliga just four days later, Louis van Gaal’s men spent much of the second period going through the motions, before Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez put late goals past the flagging part-timers.