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Van Buyten strikes again as Bayern make third round

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 23 Sep 2009


Belgian international defender Daniel Van Buyten scored his fourth goal in three games as Bayern Munich booked their place in the third round of the German Cup on Tuesday with a 5-0 win over minnows Rot-Weiss Oberhausen.

Having netted in Bayern’s Champions League 3-0 win in Tel Aviv last week and then hit the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 Bundesliga over Nuremberg, the defender scored twice in the German Cup second round match at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

With Dutch coach Louis van Gaal resting several players, ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga clash at Hamburg and next Wednesday’s Champions League against Juventus and giving stars Franck Ribery and Miroslav Klose some game time, Bayern assumed control after a hesitant start.

“I am very content with the result,” said van Gaal.

“It is always good if the players put in such a performance.

“I made a few changes because of the games we have coming up.

“We have most of our squad fit again, which is crucial with the important game against Hamburg coming up.”

Germany stars Philipp Lahm and Mario Gomez handed the home side a comfortable half-time lead with first half goals.

Van Buyten then hit a brace and 20-year-old substitute Thomas Mueller added another to underline Bayern’s unchallenged superiority en route to the last sixteen.

Schalke 04 had few problems in the Ruhr valley derby against Bochum with a 3-0 win as defender Heiko Westermann and striker Halil Altintop scored for the Royal Blues before the home side conceded an own goal through Christian Fuchs.

Eintracht Trier striker Sahr Senesie wrapped up his hat-trick in injury time for the minnows as they beat second-division Arminia Bielefeld 4-2 after extra-time.

Bundesliga side Nuremberg crashed out as they were beaten 1-0 by Hoffenheim.

And Borussia Moenchengladbach also exited when they lost 1-0 to Duisburg having conceded an injury time goal from Belgium’s Kristoffer Andersen who scored against his old club.

Bundesliga leaders Hamburg are in action on Wednesday night at Osnabrueck while defending cup holders Werder Bremen are at home to Hamburg side St Pauli.



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