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Choupo-Moting scores twice on Bayern debut in German Cup win

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - DFB Cup - FC Duren v Bayern Munich - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - October 15, 2020 Bayern Munich's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting REUTERS / Andreas Gebert DFB regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting enjoyed a successful Bayern Munich debut, scoring two goals and setting up another in a 3-0 win over amateurs Dueren in the German Cup first round on Thursday.

With a busy schedule of matches in a crowded calendar to come, coach Hansi Flick rotated his squad heavily and all Bayern’s recent transfers -- including Douglas Costa, Choupo-Moting and Marc Roca -- made the starting line-up.

The trio combined perfectly for Choupo-Moting, who joined from Paris St Germain, to slide in the 24th-minute opener.

The forward charged into the box and was awarded a penalty in the 35th minute for Thomas Mueller to convert.

Bayern were never threatened by the fifth division club and should have scored more in the second half, with Choupo-Moting missing a golden one-one-one chance against the Dueren keeper and Jamal Musiala and Javi Martinez both hitting the post.

The 31-year-old Choupo-Moting should have scored again when his fine chip over the keeper which clearly crossed the line did not count. There is no VAR in this round of the competition.

He did bag his second goal, however, with a superb turn and shot.

Bayern travel to Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga on Saturday and host Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first group match of their Champions League defence.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond

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