João Cancelo (l), here against Aaron Martin, showed a strong first game for Bayern
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After three draws in the league, FC Bayern once again celebrated a sense of achievement in the DFB Cup.
In the round of 16 at 1.FSV Mainz 05, Munich prevailed 4-0 (3-0).
Access João Cancelo started two days after arriving in Germany and was instrumental in the win.
Mainz played well at times, but remained too harmless.
Shortly before the end, coach Bo Svensson had to go into the stands, probably after a few nice words from referee Deniz Aytekin.
With the victory, the Munich team moved into the quarter-finals.
VfB Stuttgart, Union Berlin and RB Leipzig have already done so.
In the Bundesliga, FC Bayern has recently found it difficult to create opportunities.
In the cup game in Mainz, on the other hand, Bayern Munich were dominant and enthusiastic from the start.
A shot by Leroy Sané went just wide (6th minute), shortly afterwards Kingsley Coman was denied by Mainz keeper Finn Dahmen (10th).
A few minutes later, Bayern took the lead.
João Cancelo, who was initially called up on the right wing, got the ball, dribbled and then crossed into the box.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting lurked there, volleying in the ball from the second post (17').
The record champion then kept the pace high.
Thomas Müller picked a high ball down in midfield and released Jamal Musiala.
The German international moved into the penalty area at high speed and deliberately shot low into the far corner (30').
The pressure from Bayern continued.
A free-kick from Joshua Kimmich hit the post (38'), then Choupo-Moting performed magic: The attacker passed a high ball from Müller on the edge of the penalty area with a hoe to Sané, who completed the shot from close range (44').
The game was decided before the break.
Bayern remain sovereign
In the second half, Mainz initially got into the game better - but hardly had any clear chances.
Instead, Müller had the 4-0 on his feet, but Mainz player Alexander Hack cleared the line (53.).
Mainz didn't give up after that, played aggressively and bravely and sometimes put Bayern's not always solid defense under pressure.
Ultimately, however, Mainz lacked the offensive quality to create great opportunities.
In the final phase, Mainz coach Svensson had to go to the stands after a red card (81'), then Alphonso Davies headed in Kimmich's cross to finish the game (83').
Mainz defender Hack saw the yellow and red card after repeated foul play (86th).