Player ratings as Bavarians take victory in the capital
Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich improved on a valiant Hertha BSC and snow-capped conditions to secure a 1-0 win at the Olympiastadion on Friday night, to gain ten points ahead of the Bundesliga lead.
The first half got off to a breathtaking start when Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein knocked down Leroy Sane to concede a penalty in the opening ten minutes. But to everyone’s disbelief, Robert Lewandowski – leading the 90-minute player power chart for what seemed like an eternity – saw his tame kick saved.
Bayern continued to attack, however, and finally found the breakthrough when Kingsley Coman’s 20-yard deflection effort buckled over Jarstein and into the back of the net.
As the heavy snow ceased after half-time, so did the action. An unauthorized goal from Nemanja Radonjic for a clear offside in construction proved to be the highlight of the second half and, despite a poor check from Matheus Cunha late, the Bavarians held on for the shortest of times. victories.
Now let’s move on to your Bayern Munich player notes.
Manuel Neuer (GK) – 8/10 – Produced a string of good saves – including a good one-on-one save in the second minute – and some classic “sweeping goalkeeper” moments on the way to his 200th Bundesliga clean sheet.
Benjamin Pavard (RB) – 7/10 – He looked dangerous when he raised his head, creating multiple chances for his teammates – including playing brilliantly Sane in the early stages.
Niklas Sule (CB) – 7/10 – A bad cut to the head in the first half was not enough to put the German in phase. Sule looked solid all over and handled his opposition well.
David Alaba (CB) – 8/10 – Very strong defensive contribution, winning possession three times and making five clearances.
Lucas Hernandez (LB) – 8/10 – Always provided an overlap and put in a good defensive offset, winning three jumps and handling two interceptions.
Joshua Kimmich (DM) – 6/10 – Cut a lone figure as an anchor in a very attacking midfielder and struggled to influence the game as he usually would.
Thomas Muller (CM) – 6/10 – Covered a lot of ground in the final third and got help for the opening goal – but failed to reach previous creative heights, handling a one-key pass unusually low.
Serge Gnabry (CM) – 5/10 – He had a defining moment where he put in a decent effort on goal right after the interval, but saw little ball throughout and appeared to lack confidence.
Leroy Sane (RW) – 3/10 – Missed a face to face with Jarstein over five minutes, which foreshadowed the rest of his game. Devoid of any quality and as sloppy performance as you are likely to see.
Robert Lewandoski (ST) – 4/10 – Well, it’s a collector’s item. He never seemed to recover from the missed penalty in the first half and was very poor thereafter. Six shots, only two on target and zero goals.
Kingsley Coman (LW) – 7/10 – Was very bright and gave Hertha’s back line a lot to think about. Claimed the opening thanks to a lucky deflection, but earned it.
Corentin Tolisso (CM) – 6/10
Douglas Costa (RW) – 6/10
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (LW) – N / A