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Bayern, Wolfsburg win, 3rd division Bielefeld upsets Werder

March 4, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Holder Bayern Munich cruised into the quarterfinals of the German Cup by beating second-division Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 on Wednesday.

David Alaba and Mario Goetze scored for the winners, who dominated the match against a well-organized Braunschweig.

Elsewhere, Wolfsburg beat ambitious second-division club RB Leipzig 2-0, third-division Arminia Bielefeld upset Werder Bremen 3-1 and Borussia Moenchengladbach won 2-0 at fourth-tier Kickers Offenbach.

Bielefeld was the only lower division team to reach the quarterfinals.

In Munich, 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. The free kick was generously awarded when Arjen Robben fell to the ground after slight contact with a defender. Goetze completed the victory with a solo effort in the 57th.

Wolfsburg exposed the limitations of RB Leipzig, which has stuttered in its attempt to advance to the Bundesliga in its first season in the second division.

Daniel Caligiuri scored in the 20th and Timm Klose added the second in the 57th.

Manuel Junglas had two goals for Bielefeld, including the match winner, while Clemens Fritz scored for Werder.

Moenchengladbach got a penalty goal from Max Kruse and a late strike from Patrick Herrmann to reach the last eight.

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