Aug 24, 2016

    Kagawa, Lewandowski on fire in German Cup wins


    JAPAN midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice as Borussia Dortmund eased into the second round of the German Cup with a 3-0 victory away to fourth-division Eintract Trier on Monday.

    He struck with just eight minutes gone before adding a second on the half hour, with close-season signing Andre Schuerrle netting his first goal since arriving from Wolfsburg on the stroke of half-time.

    Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic, who joined from Barcelona last month, grabbed the winning goal for Hamburg as they laboured to a 1-0 win at third-tier Zwickau.

    Werder Bremen and newly-promoted RB Leipzig were the only two Bundesliga casualties from the opening round, with defending champions Bayern Munich cruising to a 5-0 demolition of Carl Zeiss Jena on Friday, courtesy of a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick.

    The draw for the next round will be made on Friday, following the opening game of the Bundesliga season between Bayern and Werder at the Allianz Arena.