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Kagawa sparks Dortmund romp in German Cup

Dortmund’s midfielder Shinji Kagawa, pictured on August 14, 2016, scored twice in a German Cup victory © AFP/File / Patrik Stollarz

BERLIN, Germany, Aug 22Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice as Borussia Dortmund eased into the second round of the German Cup with a 3-0 victory away to fourth-division Eintract Trier on Monday.

Kagawa struck with just eight minutes gone before adding a second on the half hour, with close-season signing Andre Schuerrle netting his first goal since arriving from Wolfsburg on the stroke of half-time.

Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic, who joined from Barcelona last month, grabbed the winning goal for Hamburg as they laboured to a 1-0 win at third-tier Zwickau.

Werder Bremen and newly-promoted RB Leipzig were the only two Bundesliga casualties from the opening round, with defending champions Bayern Munich cruising to a 5-0 demolition of Carl Zeiss Jena on Friday courtesy of a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick.

The draw for the next round of the competition will be made on Friday following the opening game of the Bundesliga season between Bayern and Werder at the Allianz Arena.

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