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Bayern Munich eases past Elversberg in DFB Pokal Frauen

Jovana Damnjanovic scored a hat trick to lead the reigning Bundesliga champions to a big cup win.

FC Bayern München Women’s - Team Presentation Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for DFB

Bayern Munich marched right into the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal Frauen on Saturday with a big 6-0 win over SV Elversberg.

Match Highlights

The Bavarians jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with goals in the 10th and 11th minutes from Jovana Damnjanovic and Maxi Rall. Carina Wenninger and Damnjanovic would add two more before the half was out, sending Bayern to a 4-0 halftime lead.

Damnjanovic would complete her hat trick in the 57th minute to give Bayern the insurmountable 5-0 lead over the 2.Frauen Bundesliga side. In the 83rd minute, Sarah Zadrazil capped the evening with a spectacular goal from distance to seal the 6-0 win.

See the full match highlights here.

Squad

Damnjanovic got her first start of the season in this one as part of a front three with Sofia Jakobsson and Viviane Asseyi. Giulia Gwinn also received her first start of the season at right back. If coach Jens Scheuer can get these two playing close to their levels pre-ACL injuries, the Bavarians are adding two tremendous players to a title-winning side.

Backup goalkeeper Janina Leitzig, signed from Hoffenheim this summer alongside Rall, got her first start in goal for Bayern as regular goalkeeper Laura Benkarth got a break.

With Wenninger and Glodis Viggósdóttir getting the start at centerback, Saki Kumagai slid into the center of midfield to anchor the team. Marina Hegering made her first appearance of the season, coming in at the half for Wenninger.

Bayern XI: Leitzig - Rall, Wenninger (46. Hegering), Viggósdóttir, Gwinn - Dallmann, Kumagai (79. Zadrazil), Lohmann (46. Vilhjálmsdóttir) - Jakobsson (46. Beerensteyn (84. Simon)), Damnjanović, Asseyi

Next Round

The Bavarians don’t know who their next opponent will be yet. The draw for the Round of 16 will be on October 3.

In the other Second Round games, it was pretty much as expected across the board. Freiburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim, and Essen all advanced to the Round of 16 as well.

On Monday, the final game of the Second Round takes place when Duisburg hosts Wolfsburg.