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    January 6, 2020 11:26 AM MSK

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- Arjen Robben scored the opening goal before being taken out on a stretcher with an apparent knee injury Wednesday as title holder Bayern Munich advanced to the German Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory in Augsburg. Adrian Smith Jersey . Also, Bayer Leverkusen edged Freiburg 2-1, Eintracht Frankfurt defeated second-division Sandhausen 4-2 after a hat trick from Joselu and Wolfsburg needed a late goal from Ivica Olic to prevail 2-1 over another second-tier club, Ingolstadt. Robben scored in the fourth minute in Augsburg, off a pass from Mario Mandzukic. His first effort was blocked by goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, but he knocked the loose ball into the net. In the 16th, the match was over for Robben, after a heavy tackle by Hitz. Robben was whistled for offside but Hitz charged into him hard and escaped with a yellow card. Robben was finally taken off the field on a stretcher, bleeding from the right knee. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Thomas Mueller came in for Robben and notched the winner in the 78th with a header after Jerome Boatengs cross following a corner. "Its the Cup, its normal for such a game to be a bit hard," said Mueller, who had a penalty claim denied. Bayern laboured to the victory although coach Pep Guardiola used his best available lineup. Franck Ribery came in late in the match for his first appearance since cracking a rib Nov. 15 in a match for France. Leverkusen reached the quarterfinals for the first time in five years by scoring the quickest goal of this seasons competition. Robbie Kruse scored 30 seconds into the match by capitalizing on a dreadful error by Freiburgs defence. The home side pulled level in the 19th through Matthias Ginter, before Emre Can secured Leverkusens victory in the 77th. Olic scored in the 89th for Wolfsburg to beat Ingolstadt. In Frankfurt, the home side got two goals from striker Joselu, one from a 49th-minute penalty. Before Sandhausen struck twice in two minutes to level the score. Sebastian Rohde scored a clumsy own goal to make the visitors level in the 64th minute. But Vaclav Kadlec and Joselu secured the win for the Frankfurt side, which is winless in nine straight Bundesliga games. Dewayne Dedmon Jersey . A 23-year-old rookie, Stroman is 4-2 with a 3.44 earned run average in 12 games this season, the past seven of those being starts. He logged the first scoreless outing of his career on Friday versus Oakland in a no-decision. Vlade Divac Jersey . "Back in 2011, when they announced that the game was coming here, we knew that it was going to be pretty important that we had a good year and hopefully could get into it, let alone win it, so I felt some pressure obviously within for sure," Taman said Monday, less than 24 hours after the Riders won the championship.Aitor Karanka will not take charge of Middlesbroughs match at Charlton on Sunday after his furious bust-up with the team. Assistant manager Steve Agnew will be in charge for the match at the Valley, which is live on Sky Sports 1.Sky sources understand that Middlesbrough boss Karanka, who did not take training on Saturday, stormed out of the clubs Rockcliffe Training Ground on Friday after telling his players that he no longer wanted to be their manager. In a heated exchange, the 42-year-old questioned the teams desire to reach the Premier League following a 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Rotherham on Tuesday.The defeat - their fourth in 10 games - left them four points behind Championship leaders Burnley with 11 games to play. The bust-up occurred in the aftermath of this 1-0 defeat to Rotherham It is understood this is not the first time Karanka has had a bust-up with his players this season, having already clashed with wingers Albert Adomah and Stewart Downing. Richie Regan Jersey. His two-and-a-half year tenure at the club, which included going desperately close to promotion to the Premier League last season, is now thought to be in real jeopardy.Assistant Agnew is the uncle of newly-signed striker Jordan Rhodes, who joined from Blackburn in January but has made just four starts. Middlesbrough are four points behind Championship leaders Burnley A Boro statement on Saturday confirmed: Aitor did not take training on Saturday morning. Steve Agnew will take charge of the team for Sundays fixture at Charlton.We appreciate supporters will want to know further details, but at this time the club cannot make any further comment and is solely focused on Sundays game at the Valley. Also See: Karanka in player bust-up Sky Live: Charlton v Boro Boro stats Bet £5 Get £20 Free ' ' '