Pulled off a good save early on to deny Petric and also in the second half to thwart Ben-Hatira. He showed no nerves after his mistake last week and will have restored a lot of confidence through this assured display.
D. Van Buyten
Another player written off by Van Gaal who has delivered an excellent performance upon being recalled to the team. The Belgian showed glimpses of his best form against his old side, making some excellent tackles and inspiring much more confidence in those around him.
After a difficult week off the field for the club captain, he was in better form at right-back today, using his pace to snuff out breaks in behind the defence. Apart from giving the ball away carelessly on one occasion, he had a solid afternoon.
A virtuoso performance from one of the very best players in the world. Looked bright in the opening stages and delivered an excellent free-kick for Gomez's chance. Five minutes before the break he exploded into goalscoring madness as a mixture of power, deception and calmness ensured a hat-trick. The old rapport with Ribery was back and so was the joie de vivre, which makes him almost unplayable when on top form.
Schweini, as he is often known, showed just what Bayern were missing in the debacle in Hannover last week. He finished the game with a round century of touches and was impeccable with his distribution, laying the foundation for some stunning play from Robben and Ribery further upfield.
A potentially season-changing day for Ribery, who rediscovered his best form as he, in tandem with Robben, tore Hamburg asunder. His explosive speed returned, as did his cool finishing ability and his goal was a huge confidence boost. Was having a ball out there and his party-piece towards the end when he found space down the left where none existed forced Westermann into a humiliating own goal.
Posted in the left-back position, which although not his best, suits him more than central midfield. Linked up well with Ribery, sticking more rigidly to the left-hand side of the pitch. Wasn't too worried by Ben-Hatira or Elia in defence, and his tenacity ensured he made some useful blocks.
He had a very poor time of it last week but equally he recovered today to deliver a Schweinsteiger-esque ability to find a team-mate, keep the attack going and circulate the ball in the manner demanded by Van Gaal. What was also admirable was how he stuck to his position, thus keeping Bayern's shape and not allowing Ze Roberto and Jarolim to dictate terms.
Once more, the Brazilian's versatility came to the fore. Made an excellent intervention when Guerrero was through after the initial work from Lahm as his pace came in handy. Had little to do thereafter and was replaced by Badstuber.
Didn't make the best use of the ball early on as Hamburg started well but he grew into the game and managed a confidence boosting strike. Showed that when required, he still has the clinical finish and this could be the springboard for a return to his best form. Yes, he missed a sitter but he then bounced back, for which he deserves credit.
Was always an aerial threat even if sometimes he looked a bit out of sorts with the ball at his feet. However, today's performance will be remembered for a catalogue of glaring misses, which hark back to some of his worst displays. The one that takes the biscuit was when he struck the post having rounded Westermann and Rost. His wry smile upon seeing his number on the board said everything.
Pulled off a series of excellent saves to keep Bayern at bay though had no chance for Robben's opener. However, as the score kept rising, his performance declined accordingly. Didn't cover himself in glory for the second goal and was caught out of position for Robben's hat-trick strike.
The Hamburg captain may be one of the Bundesliga's best tacklers statistically but he was all at sea this afternoon once Bayern got stuck in. A miserable afternoon was capped when he put the ball past his own goalkeeper for Bayern's sixth.
Elia made a few bright runs early on without really hurting the Bayern defence. At first he did well to double up on Robben in the defensive side of his game but both aspects went to pieces once Bayern got going.
Not a central defender by trade and was exposed ruthlessly today. Though Gomez missed several sitters, his movement pulled Kacar from pillar to post. The Macedonian was also left for dead by Ribery for Bayern's fifth. Joris Mathijsen cannot return soon enough.
Incurred the wrath of Guerrero when he chose not to find the striker with Bayern's defence opening up but mostly used the ball efficiently. As usual, was always there with the niggly, sneaky fouls in midfield to break up the game but was let down by chaotic performances from those around him.
One of Hamburg's brighter sparks today. He buzzed down the right-hand side and was unfortunate not to score when Kraft made an excellent stop. That said, he did not trouble Pranjic too often and as his threat fizzled out, he was substituted.
The former Bayern man had a day to forget as he returned to Munich. He was all over the place as the speed of the Bayern attacks overwhelmed him and as an attacking force he was completely redundant.
Began well at left-back but then made a bad impression with an ill-timed challenge on Robben. While HSV were in the game, he did well to get forward in support. As it turned out, Robben did most of his damage in central areas and the left-back ended up winning most of his challenges.
In for Guy Demel, he endured a wretched afternoon against Ribery who tore him to shreds. He was exposed for a lack of pace and awareness as he frequently pushed up too far, exposing his defence to the through ball to Ribery in behind.
Tipped as the player to watch, he did not show up today as he was well marshalled by Gustavo and Van Buyten. In truth he was not aided by a midfield, which was overrun. Still, it could have been a very different game had his early chance not have been kept out by Kraft, as Hamburg did begin well.
His movement was excellent early on, linking up brilliantly with other players and knowing when to go into the channels or when to play on the shoulder. However, his suspect temperament returned to haunt him as he was sacrificed in part as he had picked up a yellow but also in an (unsuccessful) effort to keep the score to a minimum.
- 1 H. Butt
- 26 D. Contento
Came on for the last quarter of the game with Hamburg tottering and barely had to make a defensive intervention but there were no mishaps with the ball today, which is yet another positive aspect Bayern can take from this win.
- 16 A. Ottl
- 44 A. Tymoshchuk
Introduced in place of Robben, who received a standing ovation, he played his part by setting up Mueller's fifth goal with excellent play on the counter attack.
Came on for Gomez in the last 15 minutes and had one effort on goal but really the work was done by the more rounded players in Bayern's attacking arsenal.
- 29 T. Mickel
- 30 C. Benjamin
Another player appearing against his former club, he replaced Ben-Hatira in the second-half but was a passenger as Bayern ran riot down the flanks.
Brought on to try and stem the tide but he had little impact upon the game even if he was tidy enough in possession.
- 22 R. van Nistelrooy
- 40 Heung-Min Son
- 21 J. Pitroipa