Jersey Swap: Marvin Schwäbe
It might sound a bit of easy to place the opposition goalkeeper right here, as a result of the FC Köln attackers troubled Bayern Munich all through the primary half and your entire crew defended effectively. However Marvin Schwäbe pulled off a number of phenomenal saves to disclaim the likes of Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman and co. And whereas some may really feel Schwäbe ought to have executed higher with the objective, contemplating simply how far out the shot was, the swerve and energy on the ball made it nigh on unimaginable to avoid wasting. Total, it was a fantastic night for the 27-year-old.
Der Kaiser: Dayot Upamecano
Almost your entire backline was defective all through the primary half, resulting in many nervous moments within the first half in addition to some horrendous giveaways. Dayot Upamecano in all probability stood out as the most effective of a nasty bunch within the first half, with some distinctive passes. However within the second, he was again to his greatest. He was unassailable, outmuscling attackers, passing by means of the strains superbly and being the rock on the again Bayern required to get a foothold within the sport. Apart from, he received the help for the objective. Even when it was one of many best assists of his life.
Fußballgott: Ryan Gravenberch
Having discovered Bundesliga minutes exhausting to return by just lately with simply 177 minutes performed within the league this season, when he got here on at half time, Ryan Gravenberch knew he wanted to seize this opportunity with each fingers to advocate for extra sport time. And he actually did take it. The facet sparked into life following his introduction for Leon Goretzka. Goretzka wasn’t dangerous in the present day and his off the ball motion was key to Bayern’s greatest possibilities within the first half, however attributable to positioning himself very excessive up the sector, any possibilities of constructing play up from the again have been killed and this resulted in lots of damaged sequences of play and poor passing. Gravenberch fastened that and, with intelligent motion, created many nice alternatives for Bayern. He gave Bayern the possibility to start out bossing the ball and put Köln on the again foot.
Der Bomber: Kingsley Coman
Not one of the attackers have been any good. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had a really poor sport, Gnabry was irritating, Sane tried loads however little went his approach and Jamal Musiala was hounded out of the sport once more. However then Kingsley Coman was launched from the bench and he lit up the sport. Having a winger stretch play was precisely what Bayern wanted after enjoying so slender within the first half, and Coman went above and past by constantly bamboozling the Köln defenders all evening. In fact, a few of his standard criticisms could be thrown at him, such because the imperfect ultimate cross, however he was so significantly better than every other Bayern ahead in the present day.
Meister of the Match: Joshua Kimmich
It needed to be. Truthfully, Joshua Kimmich wasn’t actually being thought of for an award for the longest time. Then he scored the objective. Earlier than that objective, he had been advantageous, if unspectacular. Gravenberch was the notable distinction maker in midfield and Kimmich had simply saved issues ticking alongside. However that objective was unimaginable! The ability. The swerve. The ferocity! One thing particular was required for Bayern to attain in the present day and Kimmich went above and past to supply that particular one thing. For rescuing some extent for Bayern, Kimmich will get the Man of the Match award.
Müller of the Match award
Thomas Müller. Right here you go, Müller Mafia. Müller…existed. And he practically scored a header. And he satisfied Nagelsmann to provide him greater than 7 minutes. Good job, Thomas.
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