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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Robben scores, carried off in Bayern Cup win

Robben scores, carried off in Bayern Cup win

Robben scores, carried off in Bayern Cup win
Augsburg: Arjen Robben scored an early goal and was later carried off after a nasty collision with the rival goalkeeper as Bayern Munich won 2-0 at Augsburg in the German Cup on Wednesday.

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...

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