Bayern Munich beat TSG Hoffenheim 4-3 to reach the German Cup quarter-finals, as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller scored for Bundesliga champion.
The Poland striker scored his 34th and 35th goals of the current season, just 10 minutes to end both the halves of the match.
Bayern Munich’s s Jerome Boateng and TSG Hoffenheim’s Benjamin Hubner had both scored early own goals before Thomas Muller put Bayern 2-1 up from a cross by David Alaba.
Bayern Munich looked about to run away with the game after Joshua Kimmich’s corner found a flying Robert Lewandowski ten minutes before stoppage time. Nazareth-native Munas Dabbur tested Munich’s hearts after he scored his first goal in the 82nd minute and his second ten minutes later from defensive lapses of Benjamin Pavard. Bayern had to hold on for the remaining two minutes of stoppage time before emerging victorious after referee Sascha Stegemann blew the final whistle.
Lewandowski’s 35 goals have come in just 29 games in an incredible season for the Poland striker, who has scored in each of Bayern’s last four games.
Bayern is the only team from the Bundesliga’s top four to reach the quarter-finals of German Cup, as Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund were both knocked out Tuesday. However, the win over Hoffenheim was marred by defensive errors which could prove costly against Bundesliga title rivals Leipzig on Sunday.