Bayern Munich warmed to their DFB Pokal defence by cruising to a 4-0 victory over Alemannia Aachen in their quarter-final on Wednesday.
The German powerhouse club were on the road at Aachen’s Neuer Tivoli Stadium, but opened the scoring in the 26th minute via striker Mario Gomez.
The 2.Bundesliga club did well to hold out against Bayern until the 75th minute, when the floodgates opened for the visitors.
Germany attacker Thomas Muller netted a five-minute double before Arjen Robben added a fourth in the 88th minute to seal Bayern’s place in the final four of the German cup.
MSV Duisburg – also a 2.Bundesliga club – stunned top-flight opponents Kaiserslautern 2-0 in their quarter-final at Schauinsland Reisen Arena.
Branimir Bajic opened the scoring in the 36th minute, before Goran Sukalo made sure of the result just prior to the hour mark.
Shao Jiayi netted an 84th-minute winner to send his second tier club Energie Cottbus into the semi-finals, upsetting Bundesliga club Hoffenheim 1-0.