Goals from the DFB Pokal: Five star Bayern demolish Stuttgart; Olic hits a hat-trick for Hamburg; Schalke thump four past Jena

Stuttgart 1 – Bayern Munich 5 (DFB Pokal, January 27, 2009) Bayern quickly raced to a two goal lead, Bastian Schweinsteiger crashing a well struck drive across Lehmann into the far corner before Franck Ribery added a second two minutes later finishing off a fine Bayern attack. Two minutes later Ribery was given the opportunity to score a third from the spot, but the Frenchman’s cheeky chipped penalty failed to fool Lehmann who stood up and caught the ball. Luca Toni completed a dominate opening 45 for the visitors with the third after being released with a perfect through-ball from Ribery. Bayern continue to run riot after the break, Schweinsteiger netted his second from the spot and Ze Roberto slotted in the fifth before the hour mark. Mario Gomez’s late tap-in did little to raise the Stuttgart spirits.

Hamburg 3 – Munich 1860 1 (DFB Pokal, January 27, 2009) Hamburg moved ahead on the stroke of halftime as Ivica Olic rounded the keeper and beat a defender on the line. Olic doubled the lead 12 minutes from time with a weak shot theat the keeper should have done better with. Olic completed his hat-trick reacting first to a rebound before 1860 netted a consolation through Bierofka.

Carl Zeiss Jena 1 – Schalke 4 (DFB Pokal, January 27, 2009) Schalke needed just 19 minutes to break the deadlock through Jefferson Farfan’s cute finish from Rakitic’s cross. The match came to life just after the hour mark, Farfan added a second scoring at the back post before Jena pulled a goal back within 60 seconds through Andre Schembri’s half-volley. (Farfan & Schembri goals here.) Schalke quickly restored their two goal advantage with a fine free-kick from Ivan Rakitic.


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