Claudio Pizarro scored twice and set up two more goals on Wednesday for Bayern Munich to beat second-division club Kaiserslautern 4-0 and progress to the third round of the German Cup.
Bayern made nine changes to the team that started in Sunday’s 2-1 league loss to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, with Arjen Robben captaining the side in his first full game since recovering from a month out with muscular problems.
“It wasn’t an easy stroll, I have to pay the team a huge compliment,” said Robben, who also scored twice.
The 34-year-old Pizarro opened the scoring in the 12th minute, striking first time after Robben played the ball into his path.
Pizarro returned the favor for Robben to make it 2-0 in the 49th and the Peru striker scored his second when he rose to meet Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick nine minutes later.
Robben scored Bayern’s fourth with two minutes remaining after Pizarro ran at the defense and the ball found its way to the well-placed Dutchman for a simple finish.
Fortuna Duesseldorf striker Nando Rafael scored against former club Borussia Moenchengladbach in the seventh minute of extra time to secure a 1-0 win for the home side.
Hannover 96 goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler saved two penalties in a shootout to help his side beat second-tier club Dynamo Dresden 4-3. The sides were level at 1-1 following extra time.
VfL Wolfsburg secured a 2-0 win over second-division side FSV Frankfurt, with Diego opening the scoring in the 51st and then setting up Bas Dost 10 minutes later.
It was interim manager Lorenz-Guenther Koestner’s second win in two games since Wolfsburg parted company with Felix Magath week.
Earlier, Bayer Leverkusen needed a goal in extra time from Germany forward Andre Schuerrle to overcome third-division club Arminia Bielefeld 3-2.
Third-division team Kickers Offenbach beat second-tier club Union Berlin 2-0 to ensure no sides from the German capital remained in the competition.
Goals in quick succession from Ibrahima Traore and Vedad Ibisevic, and then another from Tamas Hajnal before the break, gave Stuttgart a 3-0 win against second-division club St Pauli.
Dennis Kempe scored with two minutes remaining to secure a 1-0 win for third-division team Karlsruher SC over second-tier club MSV Duisburg.