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Oliver Kahn helps Bayern Munich avoid major upset

AP , FRANKFURT, GERMANY

Captain Oliver Kahn saved the last two penalty attempts to send Bayern Munich into the second round of the German Cup with a penalty kick victory on Monday over Wacker Burghausen.

Bayern rallied to draw 1-1 on a late goal by Miroslav Klose but could not break down Burghausen in extra time and came dangerously close to getting knocked out on penalties.

With the score 3-3 in the shootout after each team had taken five shots, Kahn stopped two straight shots and Christian Lell converted his attempt to put the star-studded Bayern side into the second round.

"We played a good game and we created many chances, but we failed to convert them and their goalkeeper was very good," Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfeld said.

Burghausen's 18-year-old goalkeeper Manuel Riemann foiled Bayern by stopping more than a dozen shots.

He also scored from the spot to make it 3-3 in the shootout before Kahn secured Bayern's win.

Thomas Neubert flicked a free kick cross under Kahn's crossbar in the 61st minute.

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