26 Jan '11, 10pm

Football: Bayern begin life without van Bommel in style: BERLIN: German Cup holders Bayern Munich booked their s...

Football: Bayern begin life without van Bommel in style: BERLIN: German Cup holders Bayern Munich booked their s...

BERLIN: German Cup holders Bayern Munich booked their semi-final berth on Wednesday with a comfortable 4-0 win over second division Alemannia Aachen as the German giants began life without Mark van Bommel. After their Dutch captain's shock exit on Tuesday when he signed for AC Milan until the end of the season, Germany defender Philipp Lahm took over the skipper's armband as Bayern ran riot. Goals by Germany stars Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller put Bayern in full control before Dutch winger Arjen Robben scored a late fourth goal to put Munich in the last four. Bayern were rarely tested and Gomez opened the scoring on 26 minutes with his 24th goal in all competitions for the German giants this season when he was left unmarked for an easy header. Mueller netted twice in the 75th and 80th minutes to kill off Aachen's challenge and with time almost up, Robben slammed home his ...

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