Updated: Saturday, 16 August 2014 04:13 | By Agence France-Presse

Kiessling hits five in German Cup

Stefan Kiessling scored five goals as Bayer Leverkusen won 6-0 away to minnows Alemania Waldalgesheim in the first round of the German Cup on Friday.


Kiessling hits five in German Cup

Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling (C) runs with the ball during the German Cup DFB football match Alemannia Waldalgesheim vs Bayer Leverkusen in Mainz, Germany on August 15, 2014 - by Fredrik Von Erichsen

Kiessling, who did not make the German World Cup squad despite scoring 40 times in the Bundesliga in the last two seasons, scored four of his goals in the first half for Roger Schmidt's team.

In a game played in Mainz, Kiessling added another goal just before the hour mark and Heung-Min Son completed the rout.

The result sets Leverkusen up nicely for next Tuesday's trip to Denmark to play FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

Meanwhile, Mainz, who have already been eliminated from the Europa League, were sent packing from the Cup at the first hurdle, losing 5-4 after extra time to third-tier Chemnitzer.

Holders Bayern Munich go to third-tier Preussen Munster on Sunday, while Borussia Dortmund, fresh from beating Bayern to win the German SuperCup in midweek, are at Stuttgarter Kickers on Saturday.

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