Bundesliga leaders Borussia
Dortmund stayed on track for a domestic double as they eased
into the German Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 win at fourth-tier
Kiel on Tuesday.
On a bitterly cold evening in northern Germany, the
Bundesliga champions had no problems against surprise package
Kiel, who had knocked out two second division and one top tier
team in the previous rounds.
After an early scare with goalkeeper Mitch Langerak denying the
hosts at close range, Dortmund top scorer Robert Lewandowski
tapped in an Ivan Perisic bicycle kick for an 11th-minute lead
as Kiel conceded their first goal in the competition.
Japan international Shinji Kagawa added another, completing
a swift attacking move seven minutes later and substitute Lucas
Barrios grabbed his second goal in two games 10 minutes from
time, volleying in a Perisic cross at the far post.
The Croat completed the rout in the 87th minute, driving a
free-kick off the post and into the net.
The other quarter-finals are being played on Wednesday when
Bayern Munich will be looking to book their spot in the next
round against VfB Stuttgart to keep alive their own treble hopes
and turn around an erratic start to the new year.
Hertha Berlin entertain Borussia Monchengladbach in the
other all-Bundesliga clash while Greuther Fuerth, the only
second division club left in the competition, travel to
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