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Holders Bayern Munich cruised into the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal by beating second-division Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 on Wednesday.
David Alaba drilled in a superb free kick from the edge of area, firing a left-foot shot into the upper corner in first-half injury time, though the free kick was generously awarded when Arjen Robben fell to the ground after slight contact with a defender.
Mario Gotze scored in the second half to ensure they advanced after dominating the match against a...
Borussia Monchengladbach strengthened their grip on third place in the Bundesliga with two deflected goals earning them a 2-0 win over Paderborn.
Fabian Johnson's first goal of the season gave Lucien Favre's men an early lead and Patrick Herrmann settled their nerves late on.
The win, coming just three days after they were eliminated from the Europa League, gives them a four-point advantage over fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen in the race for a place in the Champions League group stage next season.
Bayern Munich picked up a further three points to move 11 clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but not without a few scares at home to Cologne.
The 4-1 margin of victory may have looked comprehensive, and they could have scored at least double that, but had it not been for some excellent saves from Manuel Neuer, Bayern would have conceded at least four also.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the hosts an early lead and Franck Ribery added a second, but the floodgates refused to open.