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Bayern 6 Ingolstadt 0

Assured FCB cruise into DFB Cup last sixteen

A Bayern side including six new faces eased into the DFB Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday night with a clear-cut victory over second division strugglers FC Ingolstadt. Goals from Thomas Müller, David Alaba, a Nils Petersen brace, a Marvin Matip own goal and sub Takashi Usami’s first for the club put paid to FCB’s Bavarian neighbours in a one-sided second round tie which followed the form book to the letter.

The 63,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena saw the home side patiently set about picking holes in the visitors’ packed defence, Mario Gomez understudy Petersen coming close on several occasions before Müller struck the opener on the half-hour. Alaba and Petersen made it three immediately after the break, the striker scoring his second of the night, Matip turning Rafinha’s cut-back past his own keeper, and Usami netting with the last kick to establish a fully deserved margin of victory by the end.

The result sees the 15-time cup winners safely through to Sunday’s last sixteen draw, where the odds are high that December’s tie will prove much more of an obstacle than the second-round canter. Jupp Heynckes’ side return to Bundesliga action on Saturday in another all-Bavaria derby at home to Nürnberg, before the visit of Napoli in the Champions League the following Wednesday.

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