Soccer-Bayern ease into German Cup round two in season start (Reuters)

BERLIN, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Treble winners Bayern Munich launched their domestic season with a comfortable 5-0 win at fourth division club BSV Rehden in the German Cup first round on Monday with Thomas Mueller grabbing a hat-trick. Bayern, who became the first German team to win the Champions League as well as the domestic double last season, start their Bundesliga season against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday. The Bavarians were by no means firing on all cylinders when Xherdan Shaqiri tapped in from close range for the lead in the 18th minute. …

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