Bayern Munich see off Hamburg


A spectator ran onto the pitch and hit Franck Ribery with a scarf in stoppage time of Bayern Munich's 3-1 victory at Hamburg in the second round of the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. The man ran the width of the field before hitting the French winger, who had secured victory for the cup holders. The intruder was caught by guards and escorted from the pitch. "Fortunately, nothing much happened," a relaxed and smiling Ribery told German television after the match. "It was a difficult situation. I didn't see him coming." Ribery had been booed by Hamburg fans every time he touched the ball. Bayern took advantage of a dreadful Hamburg mistake and a poor refereeing decision to take a two-goal lead before Ribery scored with a deflected shot in the second half. Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba scored the first two goals for Bayern, while Pierre-Michel Lasogga netted a late consolation goal for Hamburg. Thomas Muller anticipated a horrible back pass from Heiko Westermann, picked up the ball and fed Lewandowski, whose first effort was cleared off the line by Johan Djourou. But the ball fell for Lewandowski, who drilled it inside the post in the seventh minute. Muller netted himself later but had the strike disallowed for offside before Alaba doubled the lead shortly before half-time. Bayern were given a throw-in although the ball had bounced off captain Philipp Lahm. With Hamburg's players still out of position, Xabi Alonso got the ball from the throw-in and fed Alaba, who fired home from nearly 30 yards. Hamburg goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny got his hands on the shot but couldn't keep it out, and Bayern had a comfortable lead despite creating few chances. Ribery's shot from the edge of the box in the 55th minute deflected off Djourou, wrongfooting Drobny, and put the match beyond doubt. Drobny made a pair of late saves to keep the score respectable.