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Klose leads Bayern's charge into third round

28 October 2009 17:40

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich's Miroslav Klose scored two early goals on Wednesday to help the German giants on their way to a 5-0 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt and book their place in the German Cup quarter-finals.

After both Stuttgart and Dortmund suffered third-round exits on Tuesday, there was no such problem for fellow Bundesliga sides Bayern, Werder Bremen, Hoffenheim or Schalke 04 who all enjoyed easy wins.

After Bayern had laboured to a 2-1 win over Frankfurt in the Bundesliga last Saturday, they dominated the cup match from the start with German international striker Klose showing his world-class finishing with expert goals on 14 and 19 minutes.

They were his first of the season in all competitions, but the Germany hot-shot - the top-scorer at the last World Cup - looked sharp in front of goal and caused havoc in the Frankfurt defence.

Munich's rising star Thomas Mueller then benefited from being set up by Klose when he put Bayern 3-0 up on 29 and then Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni - who has been linked with a move away in January - also scored his first goal of the season for the German giants with a header on 52 minutes.

Hoffenheim will also be in the draw for the last eight after they strolled to a 4-0 win at home to second division Koblenz after midfielder Sejad Salihovic started the scoring with a free-kick on 50 minutes.

Striker Vedad Ibisevic scored after a darting run on 67 minutes before Brazil striker Maicosuel put the match beyond doubt on 71 minutes only for Germany defender Marvin Compper to head home the fourth on 90 minutes.

Schalke 04 booked their place in the next round after defender Benedikt Hoewedes scored twice in a 3-0 win over second division 1860 Munich and Bremen barely got out of second gear in their 3-0 win over Kaiserslautern.

But VfB Stuttgart held a crisis meeting on Wednesday to decide the future of coach Markus Babbel after the Bundesliga club had suffered a 1-0 shock defeat on Tuesday in the third round at second division Greuther Fuerth.

Stuttgart went behind on 32 minutes through midfielder Bernd Nehrig after team-mate Leonhard Haas found him with a pinpoint accurate pass and the 23-year-old's shot gave former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann no chance.

Dortmund also crashed out of the cup when they were beaten 3-2 at third division Osnabrueck, who had claimed Hamburg's scalp in the second round, after Italian midfielder Angelo Barletta scored twice for the home side.

And Augsburg also booked their passage into the next round with a 5-0 hammering of fellow second division side Duisburg.

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Competition
DFB Pokal
Date
28 October 2009
Kick-off
20:30
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
0 - 4
Venue
Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main)
Attendance
51500

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
52' L. Toni

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