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Augsburg 2-5 Bayern Munich: Choupo-Moting bags brace
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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's double helped Bayern Munich to victory
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's double helped Bayern Munich to victory

An Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting double and goals from Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala and Alphonso Davies helped Bayern Munich to a 5-2 comeback victory over Augsburg to seal their place in the DFB-Pokal third round.

Mads Pedersen put Augsburg in front, but Choupo-Moting scored either side of Kimmich's beautiful finish to put the Bundesliga champions 3-1 up.

An own goal from Dayot Upamecano caused some fears of a Bayern collapse, but Musiala and Davies struck late to make sure of the victory.

Bayern's return to form continues as they reach the next round of a competition they have won on 20 occasions, 14 more than any other team.

The hosts started brightly and took the lead after nine minutes, Pedersen rifling superbly into the bottom right corner from 25 yards out.

Davies missed a great chance to equalise when he fired straight at Tomas Koubek, before the Augsburg goalkeeper also denied efforts from Musiala and Serge Gnabry.

However, Koubek did not cover himself in glory for Bayern's leveller, as Choupo Moting's drive from a tight angle sneaked in at the near post to make it 1-1.

Koubek somewhat redeemed himself shortly after, making a brilliant save to paw away Sadio Mane's goal-bound shot as the visitors put increasing pressure on the Augsburg defence.

Gnabry hit the bar with a deflected effort just after half-time, before Kimmich's curler from the edge of the box flew in to give Bayern the lead.

Choupo-Moting then took advantage of a defensive mix-up to smash home Bayern's third, seemingly putting the match to bed.

And despite Augsburg pulling a goal back when Upamecano diverted into his own net, Davies produced some sublime skill to tee up Musiala to bend home before the Canadian turned goalscorer as Bayern made sure of their progress.

What does it mean? Bayern get revenge on Augsburg

Bayern were beaten 1-0 when these two teams met in the Bundesliga last month, but they have now won five of their six games since to put themselves into the third round of the DFB-Pokal, the knockout stages of the Champions League and up to second in the league.

They were full value for their comeback victory, attempting 28 shots to Augsburg's eight, while registering an expected goals (xG) of 3.76 to their opponents' 0.56. 

Choupo-Moting strikes again

After an impressive display and goal in the 5-0 victory over Freiburg on Sunday, Choupo-Moting performed well again as he scored his eighth goal in his first four DFB-Pokal matches for Bayern.

The Cameroon international also added an assist with his two key passes as he spearheaded Bayern's fightback.

Mediocre Mane 

The former Liverpool man was not at his electric best against Augsburg before being replaced by Kingsley Coman in the 58th minute.

With his three shots, Mane hit the target just once, missing a superb chance as a delivery from the right rolled across the face of goal to him. It looked for all the world that Mane would score, only for Koubek to somehow get a hand to push it away.

What's next?

Bayern are back in league action on Saturday when they travel to Hoffenheim, while Augsburg will host RB Leipzig the same day.


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