DFB Cup: Bayern Munich also in the German cup quarters, Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen

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With a double pack, Robert Lewandowski ensured that Bayern Munich won 4-3 against Hoffenheim in the quarter-finals of the German Cup. Union Berlin prevailed against Verl and Bayer Leverkusen against VfB Stuttgart.

Reuters

updated:February 6, 2020, 11:22 am

DFB Cup: Bayern Munich also in the German cup quarters, Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich (Photo credit: Reuters)

Munich: Bayern Munich's insatiable striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice in Wednesday's 4-3 home win against Bundesliga team-mate Hoffenheim for the quarter-finals of the German Cup.

The fourth-class club Saarbrucken also reached the second round after beating the second-class Karlsruhe after a goalless draw after extra time with 5: 3 on penalties.

Union Berlin prevailed 1-0 against Verl and Bayer Leverkusen prevailed against VfB Stuttgart 2-1 against the quarter-finals.

Defending champion Bayern fell behind when Jerome Boateng deflected a shot into his own goal in the eighth minute. Benjamin Hubner of Hoffenheim scored an own goal in the 20th minute before Thomas Müller took the lead with a volley.

Lewandowski continued to extend Bayern's lead in the 36th minute and seemed to end the game when he struck again in the 10th minute and scored for the 35th time in all competitions this season.

But Hoffenheim's new striker Moanes Dabour scored a goal for the guests two minutes later and scored again in added time to reach an exciting final.

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