Created on 01-08-2011 at 00:00 AM
In a DFB Cup first round peppered with shocks, Bayern comfortably avoided adding to the total of upsets with a highly professional performance away to in-form second division leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on Monday evening. The 15-time cup winners from Munich clinically took their chances when they came along, easing past the eager but limited lower league team and safely booking their place in Saturday’s second-round draw.
The 23,500 capacity crowd at Eintracht’s Stadion an der Hamburger Strasse saw Mario Gomez hand FCB an early lead and birthday boy Bastian Schweinsteiger double the advantage before half-time, both goals coming from penalties earned by Thomas Müller. The men from Munich were content to do what had to be done in the second half, before Müller added a third in the closing stages, confirming Bayern’s clear superiority on the night, and providing just the right result ahead of Sunday’s opening Bundesliga fixture at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach.