Robert Lewandowski’s first-half hat trick paced Bayern Munich to an easy 5-0 win against FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB Pokal on Friday..

Lewandowski, 27, wasted no time opening his account on the night, slotting home from a Thomas Muller assist in the third minute to put Bayern in the lead.

The Poland international scored two more in the first half, effectively ending the match before the teams made their way to the dressing room.

The visitors from Bavaria were held by the hosts for much of the second half, until Arturo Vidal scored in the 72nd minute and Mats Hummels opened his Bayern account with a headed goal seven minutes later.


Augsburg were also winners away from home, beating FV Ravensburg 2-0 at the Geberit-Arena.

Ja-Cheol Koo’s right-footed shot from close range was assisted by Caiuby and put Augsburg ahead in the 29th minute.

Dominik Kohr set up the visitors second when Raul Bobadilla collected his pass and sent a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area into the Ravensburg goal to double the lead.

The third match of the day saw St. Pauli beat VfB Lubeck with Vegar Eggen Hedenstad and Soren Gonther knocking in goals either side of half-time before Marvin Ducksch added his team’s third in the 88th minute in a 3-0 win for the 2.Bundesliga club.


Culled from ESPNFC