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Football: Mandzukic hits hat-trick as Bayern rout hapless Hamburg 5-0

Published on Feb 13, 2014 5:54 AM
Bayern Munich's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring during the German Cup quarter-final football match between Hamburg and Bayern in northern Germany on Feb 12, 2014. Bayern Munich eased their way into the German Cup semi-finals with a 5-0 rout of hapless Hamburg. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Holders Bayern Munich eased their way into the German Cup semi-final with a 5-0 rout of hapless Hamburg on Wednesday while Bayer Leverkusen suffered a shock quarter-final exit.

Bayern's Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic scored a hat-trick as Hamburg's defence capitulated in what could be Bert van Marwijk's last game in charge.

After setting an unwanted club record by losing all of their last six league matches, Hamburg were again trounced at their Imtech Arena with Mandzukic, Dante and Arjen Robben scoring Bayern's first three goals.

Croatia's Mandzukic then added two more in as many second-half minutes as Bayern finished with a flurry.

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