Kagawa leads Dortmund to 3-0 win at Trier in German Cup


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BERLIN (AP) — Shinji Kagawa scored twice as Borussia Dortmund progressed from the first round of the German Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win at fourth-tier Eintracht Trier on Monday.

The Japan international was in the right place at the right time to open the scoring in the eighth minute, and then again in the 33rd. Andre Schuerrle made it 3-0 before the break, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second assist.

Aubameyang was earlier denied by the far post after lifting the ball over Trier 'keeper Chris Keilmann. He also struck the crossbar with a header in the second half, when Dortmund's intensity dropped after a disciplined first half.

Keilmann made a great save to deny Adrian Ramos, while Aubameyang and new signing Emre Mor also went close.

Earlier, Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic came off the bench to score on his competitive debut as Hamburger SV beat third-division FSV Zwickau 1-0.

The 20-year-old Halilovic, who joined Hamburg from Barcelona in the off-season, went on as a substitute in the 62nd minute, eight minutes before winning the ball from a defender and surging forward on the right from where he curled a brilliant strike in off the far post.

Zwickau came close to an equalizer but Hamburg held out.

Salif Sane secured a late victory for second-division Hannover at fourth-tier Kickers Offenbach, converting a penalty in injury time of extra time for a 3-2 win.

Stefano Maier conceded the spot kick in the final minute for a foul on Hannover's Felix Klaus. Both sides finished normal time with 10 men.

SV Sandhausen, from the second division, came from behind to beat third-division Paderborn 2-1.

Defending champion Bayern Munich progressed on Friday, while Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Schalke and Hertha Berlin also booked their places in the second round.

Werder Bremen was knocked out by third-division Sportfreunde Lotte on Sunday, the club's 12th exit in the first round, a record for a Bundesliga side.

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