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December 10, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ David Fernández‎
Attendance:‬ 68000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini's side sealed an unlikely win at the Allianz Arena against the Champions League holders thanks largely to a superb all-round performance by James Milner

By Charlie Scott

  • Manuel Neuer
    8
    5
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Looked cool, calm and collected for much of the game as he commanded his area well. Could do little about City's trio of goals as his defenders left him exposed.

  • Dante
    5
    14
    2.50

    Dante

    A night to forget for the Brazilian centre-back as he clashed with Dzeko, gave away a penalty, and missed a number of vital interceptions.

  • Jerome Boateng
    5
    16
    2.00

    Jerome Boateng Flop of the Match

    The former City defender endured a torrid evening against his old employers, particularly after the break when they struck twice to seal victory.

  • Philipp Lahm
    7
    6
    2.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Reinstalled at right-back after a sabbatical in midfield, the versatile Germany international put in an average display as his side slumped in the second half.

  • David Alaba
    8
    8
    3.00

    David Alaba

    Allowed Navas time and space to put a number of dangerous balls into the area from the right-hand side, two of which resulted in goals for the visitors.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    5
    13
    3.00

    Thiago Alcántara

    The Spanish schemer started the game brightly, spraying passes around from his position in front of the back four. But, like a few other Bayern players, he faded as the game wore on.

  • Franck Ribéry
    12
    9
    3.00

    Franck Ribéry

    The Ballon d'Or candidate strutted about the Allianz Arena and looked incredibly dangerous in the first half hour, before being shackled by Zabaleta.

  • Mario Götze
    9
    6
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Made it 2-0 with a neat finish after City failed to clear a corner from the right. Looked to be struggling with an injury after the break and was replaced by Martinez.

  • Toni Kroos
    3
    8
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    Took some pin-point set-pieces but did not have enough of an impact from open play for his side as they fell to a surprise defeat.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    6
    10
    2.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Cut an isolated figure upfront for the hosts as they failed to get men forward to adequately support him in attack.

  • Thomas Müller
    12
    4
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    The Germany international opened the scoring with a clinical finish after controlling a driven pass from Dante, and he was impressive in attacking areas for the Bavarian giants.

Substitutions

  • Javi Martínez
    3
    5
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder was composed on the ball after coming on in the second half, though he did concede a number of free kicks.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    8
    3
    2.50

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Wasted a couple of opportunities to test Hart late on as Bayern searched for an equaliser.

  • Joe Hart
    27
    5
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    Recalled after a spell on the bench, the England No.1 pulled off some smart stops over the course of the game to keep out Ribery and Gotze.

  • Micah Richards
    9
    9
    2.50

    Micah Richards

    Saw his night cut short after picking up an injury while trying to tackle Ribery. Replaced by Zabaleta after 15 minutes.

  • Joleon Lescott
    14
    5
    2.50

    Joleon Lescott

    The out-of-favour centre-back started the game terribly by misplacing a back-pass, but he regained his composure to put in a decent performance at the back for the visitors.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    23
    5
    3.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Calmly dispatched a penalty past Neuer to make it 2-2 and he pushed forward to good effect in the second half.

  • Martín Demichelis
    19
    6
    3.00

    Martín Demichelis

    Another player facing a former employee, the Argentine's lack of pace was exposed at times by Bayern's brisk attack, but he demonstrated his experience more than once to step in and put some vital blocks.

  • James Milner
    65
    5
    4.00

    James Milner Top of the Match

    The English midfielder put in one of the performances of his career as he grabbed the assist for Silva's goal, won the penalty that made it 2-2 and then sealed the win with a fine finish.

  • Javi García
    17
    5
    2.50

    Javi García

    A spectator as Bayern dominated possession in the first half, the Spaniard improved significantly after the break, reading the play well and breaking up a number of dangerous attacks.

  • Jesús Navas González
    27
    4
    3.50

    Jesús Navas González

    Showed glimpses of class on the right-hand side for the visiting side, particularly when he sent an enticing cross into the box in the build-up to Silva's goal and then when he provided the assist for City's third.

  • David Silva
    32
    4
    3.50

    David Silva

    Pulled a goal back for his side in the 28th minute when he supplied the finishing touch to a decent move, and he showed some wonderful touches to link with his team-mates before being replaced by Negredo after 73 minutes.

  • Fernandinho
    21
    5
    3.00

    Fernandinho

    The Brazil international was another that struggled in the opening half against a seemingly rampant Bayern side, only to look like a different player after the break. Hassled and harried superbly.

  • Edin Dzeko
    18
    10
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Dipped in and out of the game, though he did give Boateng and Dante problems in the air, before being withdrawn late on.

Substitutions

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    27
    5
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Did very well to stifle the threat of Ribery after replacing Richards early on.

  • Jack Rodwell
    13
    4

    Jack Rodwell

    A very later replacement for Dzeko.

  • Negredo
    16
    3

    Negredo

    Entered the contest late on, replacing Silva, and was a bullish, physical threat in attack, almost adding another goal.

Results
Group A Matchday 6
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2