Bayern Munich beat Wacker Burghausen

Bayern Munich beat third-division club Wacker Burghausen to reach the second round of the German Cup.

updated: August 08, 2007 06:37 IST
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Captain Oliver Kahn saved the last two penalty attempts to send Bayern Munich into the second round of the German Cup with a penalty kick victory on Monday over third-division club Wacker Burghausen.

Bayern rallied to draw 1-1 on a late goal by Miroslav Klose but could not break down Burghausen in extra time and came dangerously close to getting knocked out on penalties.

With the score 3-3 in the shootout after each team had taken five shots, Kahn stopped two straight shots and Christian Lell converted his attempt to put the star-studded Bayern side into the second round.

"We played a good game and we created many chances, but we failed to convert them and their goalkeeper was very good," Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfeld said.

Burghausen's 18-year-old goalkeeper Manuel Riemann foiled Bayern by stopping more than a dozen shots.

He also scored from the spot to make it 3-3 in the shootout before Kahn secured Bayern's win.

Thomas Neubert flicked a free kick cross under Kahn's crossbar in the 61st minute and Burghausen appeared headed for a major upset, before Klose rose to head home a corner cross from Franck Ribery in the 79th.

Ribery, Marc van Bommel and Philipp Lahm also scored in the shootout for Bayern while Jose Ernesto Sosa had his shot saved by Riemann and Hamit Altintop's effort bounced off the crossbar.