Bayern Munich hasn't been so great lately in Bundesliga play, but they didn't have any problems in Wednesday's DFB-Pokal quarterfinal at Stuttgart. They dominated from the very opening kick and rode goals by Franck Ribery and Mario Gomez to a 2-0 win and spot in the semifinals.
It wasn't all good for Bayern Munich though and nothing went their way early on. Bastian Schweinsteiger hobbled off the field after just 15 minutes with an ankle injury and the day looked looked doomed. Then, Toni Kroos hit the cross bar and sent another shot just over the top of the bar. It looked like the gods were working against Bayern.
After a half-hour, Bayern finally broke the deadlock. Thomas Mueller got free down the right and delivered a good, low cross, which found a streaking Ribery for the opening tally. Bayern created more chances, but didn't find a second goal until just after halftime when Gomez got on the end of another Mueller cross, only to see it saved. Gomez got to his own rebound though to bang the ball home and double the Bayern lead.
Even up 2-0, the visitors kept pushing and if anyone was going to get another goal, it always looked like it would be Bayern. They didn't get another goal, but they did finish off Stuttgart with ease to get a semifinal spot.