Canada's Alphonso Davies scores and assists in Bayern Munich's victory

Canada’s Alphonso Davies scores and assists in Bayern Munich’s victory

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin all safely advanced to the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.

Canadian wing-back Alphonso Davies sealed Bayern’s promotion with an eventual 5-2 come-from-behind win in Augsburg.

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Mads Pedersen stunned the crowd for Augsburg in the ninth minute but Erik Maxime Chopo-Moting scored twice and Bayern’s response set up another goal for Joshua Kimmich.

Dutt’s Opémics restored Augsburg’s hopes with an own goal in the 65th before Jamal Mosela sealed the result with a stunning strike inside the far post in the 74th.

Substitute Thomas Müller set up Davies to complete the scoring in injury time.

Davies added an assist.

Teenagers save Dortmund

Dortmund had to work hard for a 2-0 win at second division club Hannover.

17-year-old Yusufah Mokoko was forced to score by Brett Ari-MB in the 11th minute and 19-year-old Jude Bellingham sealed the win with a penalty in the 71st minute.

Dortmund were looking for a confidence-building performance after winning just two of their last eight games in all competitions – the nature of the team’s 2-0 defeat at Union Berlin on Sunday was still sobering – but this in Hannover. was not satisfactory.

The home side created more chances and should have equalized before Phil Newman conceded a penalty for a foul on Bellingham, who had come on as a substitute.

It was the first game in any competition that Bellingham had not started for Dortmund since December, as coach Edin Terzi tried to give the England midfielder a break.

American Jio Reyna also came in for the third time after returning from injury.

Dortmund forward Kareem Adeyemi was sent off late on for a tactical foul to deny a clear goal chance.

Germany forward Marco Reus missed the game with a goal from the Union game but Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said he expects Reus to be back in action against Stuttgart on Saturday.

The union continues to win

The surprise league leaders Union progressed with a 2-0 win over their former second division bogey side Hedenheim, thanks to Polish defender Timotius Pochacz’s first goal for the club and an early second-half header from Sven Michel. thank you.

It was the team’s fifth consecutive win in all competitions.

Union coach Ares Fischer has rested several key players due to contests on three fronts – Union lead the Bundesliga by four points from Bayern while they host Sporting Braga in the Europa League next week.

Also, Stuttgart beat Armenia Bielefeld 6-0 at home and Fortuna Dusseldorf won 2-0 at Jan Regensburg.

Freiburg leaves it late

Matthias Guenter saved Freiburg by scoring in injury time for a 1-1 draw against St. Pauli to send the game into extra time, where he set up Michael Grigoritch for a dramatic late winner in the 119th minute.

Freiburg, last season’s knock-out finalists, advanced to the third round with a 2-1 win.

Penalty drama

Paderborn forward Richmond Tachi scored the winning penalty as Werder Bremen beat Werder Bremen 5-4 in a shootout after their match ended 2-2 after extra time. Leonardo Bettencourt, who led Bremen’s comeback from 2-0 down, saw his spot kick saved in the shootout.

SV Sandhausen beat second-tier rivals Karlsruher SC 8-7 on penalties after their match ended 2-2.

Sandhausen reserve goalkeeper Nikolai Rehnen was the hero in his cup debut after coming on for the injured Patrick Drews in the 120th minute.

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