Short Soccer, February 25, 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 February, 2013, 4:13am


Bayern swamp Bremen ahead of Cup clash

Bayern Munich geared up for Wednesday's German Cup quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund with a 6-1 win over Werder Bremen as coach Jupp Heynckes made sweeping changes. Bayern's win left them 18 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga as Heynckes made six changes from the team who won 3-1 at Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday. "Those players who came in justified my confidence in them," said Heynckes. "Wednesday will be a real cup battle." AFP


In-form Aubameyang's double fires St Etienne

In-form striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help St Etienne beat French Ligue 1 bottom club Nancy 3-0 and close the gap on fourth-placed Nice to one point. Fellow attacker Brandao put the visitors ahead in the 17th minute from a neat Renaud Cohade cross and Aubameyang made it 2-0 five minutes before the break. Aubameyang's sixth goal in five games then sealed victory with two minutes to go. "I work hard, very hard, and I have been rewarded with these goals," the Gabon international said. Reuters


Kitchee close gap on leaders South China

Champions Kitchee weathered the storm to defeat Tuen Mun 2-0 in a RedMR First Division match at Tuen Mun Sports Ground yesterday. Kitchee were forced to soak up the early pressure as they closed the gap on South China to four points. Kitchee's Gao Wen broke the deadlock in the 36th minute and Lo Chi-wan doubled the tally in injury time. But Tuen Mun forced Kitchee goalkeeper Guo Jianqiao into pulling off several fine saves and they also hit the crossbar through Diego Moreira's effort. Unus Alladin