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Bayern beats 4th tier Jena 5-0 to start German Cup defense

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Internazionale -  Friendly

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 21: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen in action during the international friendly match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Inter Milan of the Audi Football Summit 2015 at Shanghai Stadium on July 21, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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BERLIN (AP) Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick Friday as Bayern Munich began its German Cup defense with a comfortable 5-0 win at fourth-tier side Carl Zeiss Jena.

The Poland striker got Bayern off to a flying start in the third minute, claimed his second in the 34th and completed his hat trick nine minutes later with a second assist from Franck Ribery.

Jena resisted in the second half until Lewandowski set up Arturo Vidal in the 72nd - the Chilean had hit the crossbar and would go on to hit the post.

Substitute Mats Hummels wrapped it up in the 77th with his first goal for Bayern, a header to Joshua Kimmich’s corner.

Also Friday, Augsburg won 2-0 at fifth-tier Ravensburg and second-division St. Pauli won 3-0 at fourth-tier Luebeck.