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Bayern advance in German Cup, Schalke slump out

Published on Dec 19, 2012 6:34 AM
Bayern's Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates after scoring during the German Soccer Cup round of 16 match (DFB Pokal) between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Augsburg, southern Germany Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012. -- PHOTO : AP

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Ten-man Bayern Munich moved into the German Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory at Augsburg on Tuesday to end the year on a high but they had Franck Ribery sent off early in the second half for slapping an opponent.

Fellow Champions League competitors Schalke 04 slumped out of the competition, suffering a 2-1 defeat by visiting Mainz 05, and Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf were stunned 2-0 by third-tier Kickers Offenbach.

Bayern, who also lead the Bundesliga at the start of the winter break, grabbed the lead against the run of play with striker Mario Gomez tapping in from close range.

Things, however, took a turn for the worse at the start of the second half when Ribery slapped South Korea's Koo Ja Cheol and received a straight red card.

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