Borussia Dortmund leave it late in German Cup

Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring his fourth goal in the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid on April 24, 2013
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Borussia Dortmund score three times in the final 19 minutes to beat Wilhelmshaven in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund needed three late goals against Wilhelmshaven to book their spot in the second round of the German Cup.

The fourth-tier outfit matched the Champions League finalists for large periods of the match, but late strikes from Kevin Grosskreutz, Marvin Ducksch and Robert Lewandowski secured their place in the next round.

Bayer Leverkusen also booked their spot in the next round with a 6-1 win against Lippstadt 08, while Hoffenheim thumped Aummund-Vegesack 9-0.

Holders Bayern Munich are in action against BSV Rehden on Monday.

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1Borussia DortmundDortmund43101001010
2Hannover431051410
3Bayern Munich43019369
4Schalke 04Schalke43017349
5Hoffenheim42206338
6RB Leipzig42118537
7Augsburg42117437
8Hamburger SV420245-16
9Stuttgart420235-26
10Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach41215505
11Hertha Berlin41214405
12Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen41128804
13Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt411223-14
14Wolfsburg411225-34
15Mainz 05410337-43
16Freiburg402218-72
17Werder Bremen401326-41
18FC Koln4004112-110