Monday 23rd October, 2017
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Eighteen-time winners Bayern Munich strolled into the DFB Pokal second round with a comfortable 5-0 away victory over Chemnitz, courtesy of goals from Robert Lewandowski (2), Kingsley Coman, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels.

New signing Niklas Sule came in for the injured Javi Martinez while Coman replaced Chile international Arturo Vidal in a starting lineup showing two changes from last weekend's penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup

Lewandowski fired Bayern ahead on 20 minutes with the aid of a deflected free kick, which proved the difference at the interval.

Coman doubled the lead five minutes after the break from a clinical counter attack, taking advantage of a cute final pass from fellow Frenchman Franck Ribery. Lewandowski grabbed his second on the hour mark, tapping in from close range after fine work from record signing Corentin Tolisso, before being replaced by the returning Arjen Robben on 63 minutes.

Ribery, Bayern's longest serving player, added a fourth with a sublime free kick on 79 minutes before central defender Mats Hummels nodded home the final goal of the afternoon with two minutes remaining.

Officiating in her first Bayern game, FIFA referee Bibiana Steinhaus, 38, enjoyed an untroubled afternoon in eastern Germany as the record cup winners cruised into the next round.

And man-of-the-match Lewandowski told Sky Deutschland: "I'm really pleased that we made it through the opening round. It is always important to score a few goals and make it easier for ourselves. Our opponent played very defensively, with everyone behind the ball and did not allow us much space. But we got the job done and we are in the next round."

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.

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