The Frenchman netted after earlier strikes from Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba, thus rendering Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s late header purely academic
Franck Ribery marked his first start since recovering from a troublesome back problem with a goal as Bayern Munich kicked off the defence of their DFB-Pokal crown with a comfortable 3-1 win at Hamburg.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring just sevens minutes into the game at the Imtech Arena and David Alaba doubled the visitors’ advantage with stunning long-range strike just before the break.
Ribery then made it 3-0 with a deflected strike 10 minutes after half-time, rendering Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s late header purely academic.
However, the game ended on a sour note, with a supporter invading the pitch just before the full-time whistle and striking Ribery in the face with his scarf.
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