Bayern Munich get German Cup defense off to good start
Bayern Munich's Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller celebrate a goal vs. Preussen Muenster.
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BERLIN -- Bayern Munich opened its German Cup defense with a 4-1 win at third-division side Preussen Muenster on Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski crossed for former Borussia Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze to score with a header in the 19th minute, and Thomas Mueller claimed his 100th goal in a competitive game for Bayern 10 minutes later.
David Alaba's powerful shot in off the crossbar made it 3-0 in the 52nd, before Mueller set up substitute Claudio Pizarro to score in the 73rd.
Rogier Krohne scored an 89th-minute consolation from the penalty spot for Muenster.
There was still time for goalkeeper Daniel Masuch to save Lewandowski's weak penalty attempt in injury time. Midfielder Marc Heitmeier was sent off for bringing down the Polish striker.
Bayern defender Holger Badstuber played his first competitive game since Dec. 1, 2012.