Bayern Munich are into the last 16 of the German Cup after seeing off German minnows FC Ingolstadt. There were plenty of fresh faces for Bayern, and the 63,000 inside the Allianz Arena were left to wait patiently as the side picked their moments in Ingolstadt’s leaky defence. Goals from Thomas Müller, David Alaba, a Nils Petersen brace, a Marvin Matip own goal and sub Takashi Usami’s first for the club saw the 15-time winners through to next round.
Mario Gomez understudy Petersen coming close on several occasions before Müller struck the opener on the half-hour. Alaba and Petersen made it three immediately after the break, the striker scoring his second of the night, Matip turning Rafinha’s cut-back past his own keeper, and Usami netting with the last kick to establish a fully deserved 6-0 victory in the end.
AC Milan moved up to fourth place after a 4-1 win over Parma, with Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino became the second AC Milan midfielder in as many games to score a hat-trick.
Nocerino, who had scored only five career goals in over 125 games before tonight, put the home side in front after half an hour.
He doubled Milan’s lead two minutes later before Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the result beyond doubt in the 68th minute. Nocerino completed his hat-trick on 90 minutes giving Milan a well deserved victory.
Goals from Karim Benzema, Kaka and Angel Di Maria sealed a 3-0 victory for Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu.
Karim Benzema scored Real’s first in the seventh minute before Kaka and Angel Di Maria found the back of the net as Jose Mourinho’s side completely overran Villareal in a dominant opening period.
The win means the nine-time European champions have now taken their tally of home wins under Mourinho to 30 from 35 games and they moved into second in the overall standings, one point behind leaders Levante.