Robben scores, carried off in Bayern Cup win
Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 11:10
There were initially worries that the Dutchman may have suffered ligament damage but Bayern said on their website that a first diagnosis had revealed a deep gash.
Robben put Bayern ahead in the fourth minute with a typical goal, wriggling his way through the Augsburg defence and cleverly flicking home the rebound after his initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.
It was Robben`s fourth goal in Bayern`s last five games in all competitions but his evening turned sour 10 minutes later.
Robben burst clear of the Augsburg defence and was upended by a lunging foot-first challenge from Hitz before being carried off on a stretcher grimacing in pain. Augsburg escaped a penalty when the linesman waved for offside.
"I was really sorry, I apologised immediately," Hitz told reporters.
Thomas Mueller, who replaced Robben, headed the second in the 78th minute to send the titleholders into the quarter-finals.
Joselu scored a hat-trick to help Eintracht Frankfurt to a 4-2 win over SV Sandhausen and VfL Wolfsburg also overcame lower division opposition as they came from behind to beat Ingolstadt 2-1.
Bayer Leverkusen, second in the Bundesliga, also reached the last eight with a 2-1 win at Freiburg.
Reuters ---------------- ZEENEWS.com
Mixed fortune eh...