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4 vs 1
Played
October 19, 2013 7:00 PM IST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
50′ Arjen Robben
Shawn Parker 44′
 
 
82′ (PG) Thomas Müller
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 4-1 Mainz

As Pep Guardiola's men move back to the top of the Bundeliga, Goal takes a look at the performances of all those on display

By Harry Slavin

  • Manuel Neuer
    10
    1
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Was left hopelessly exposed by Boateng's mistake as Mainz stole a shock lead. Had to be on his toes in the second period too as Nicolai Muller and Choupo-Moting both stung his palms.

  • Dante
    8
    2
    3.00

    Dante

    Could have easily been mistaken for Fellaini in a Bayern shirt considering how far up the pitch he was playing in the first half as the home defence sat on the halfway line. Had to come off though after a bruising tackle with Pospech.

  • Rafinha
    3
    3
    2.00

    Rafinha

    Saw a large amount of the ball in the opening half as the home side looked to exploit the right channel. Was sacrificed at half-time for the arrival of game-changer Gotze.

  • Jerome Boateng
    4
    2
    2.00

    Jerome Boateng

    What should have been a straightforward, uneventful afternoon for the centre-back was ruined by one moment's lapse in concentration as he misjudged the long ball that allowed Parker in to open the scoring. Will have been grateful there were no real repercussions.

  • Philipp Lahm
    11
    1
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Still revelling his deep midfield role, the captain didn't have too much mopping up to do as Bayern controlled possession. Continued to burst forward with the ball at his feet though when the opportunity arose.

  • Diego Contento
    4
    3
    2.50

    Diego Contento

    Didn't really have the opportunity to get involved in the opening period as Guardiola's sacrificed width on the left to accommodate Muller in the team. Appeared down the right in the second half though and had a hand in the second goal.

  • Arjen Robben
    10
    1
    4.00

    Arjen Robben

    Frustrated by an efficient Mainz defence in the opening period. Quickly began to find space after the introduction of Gotze and took his goal superbly while also laying on Muller.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    8
    2
    2.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Grew frustrated at his side's failure to break down a deep-lying Mainz defence in the opening period, letting fly with meaningless long-range efforts. Like his team-mates though, found the gaps eventually and was in the right place to win the penalty.

  • Toni Kroos
    3
    2
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    Couldn't find the key pass to pick the lock of the visitors' defence in the opening period. Took a back seat when Gotze came on and changed the game.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    5
    3
    3.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Exasperated after the lack of service in the opening stages, the Croatian was brought into the game much more after the break and showed his clinical prowess with his finish for the third.

  • Thomas Müller
    10
    2
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Billed as left midfielder, Muller had no intention of getting chalk on his boots as he immediately moved in field to link up with Mandzukic. Fruitless in the first half, but sticking around up top led to his two goals, even if he did have to snatch the ball off Robben for the penalty.

Substitutions

  • Jan Kirchhoff
    3
    1
    3.00

    Jan Kirchhoff

    A special moment for the forward as he came on to face his former club but he only came away with a booking to show for it.

  • David Alaba
    10
    1
    3.50

    David Alaba

    Came on for the injured Dante and was put to use on the left to give the hosts a bit more width that was evidently lacking .

  • Mario Götze
    19
    2
    4.00

    Mario Götze Top of the Match

    As 45 minute cameos go, this is up there. The midfielder came on to make an instant impact, setting up two goals and playing a big hand in a third. He hasn't started much for Guardiola's side due to injury but this performance will see him shoot up the pecking order.

  • Christian Wetklo
    3
    0
    3.50

    Christian Wetklo

    Conceding four goals was certainly harsh on Wetklo, who produced a number of quality stops, most notably from Schweinsteiger's volley, and couldn't be put at fault for any of the goals.

  • Bo Svensson
    1
    0
    2.50

    Bo Svensson

    The Danish centre-back has been part of Mainz side that has one at the Allianz in the past, but it wasn't to be on this occasion as a promising defensive display quickly went to pieces with the arrival of Gotze.

  • Zdenek Pospech
    1
    0
    2.50

    Zdenek Pospech

    Had a fairly easy time of it in the opening half as Bayern focused their efforts through the middle and down the right. Came off his wing to clatter into Dante and was repaid by being forced to deal with his replacement Alaba for the duration of the second period.

  • Nikolce Noveski
    1
    0
    2.00

    Nikolce Noveski

    Didn't turn up for the second half, his mind must have still been in the changing room as he kept Robben onside as he knocked home the equaliser and things only got worse from there.

  • Stefan Bell
    1
    0
    2.50

    Stefan Bell

    Slotted in as a third centre-back as the visitors looked to shut out their opponents. Successfully kept Mandzukic at bay in the opening period, getting the better of their aerial duels, but was undone once Bayern found space on the ground.

  • Junior Díaz
    0
    0
    2.50

    Junior Díaz

    A busy afternoon for the Costa Rican as he stood up to Robben down the right. Heavily outnumbered and outfoxed in the second period, the first three goals all came down his flank.

  • Johannes Geis
    0
    0
    3.50

    Johannes Geis

    Looked dangerous as Mainz threatened to break on occasions in the first half. Produced the deliveries for a couple of well worked training ground routines but unfortunately no end product came of them.

  • Julian Baumgartlinger
    0
    0
    2.00

    Julian Baumgartlinger

    Fantastic vision to place Parker through for the opening goal, although there was more than a hint of luck with the ball reaching the forward only thanks to Boateng's mistake.

  • Nicolai Müller
    0
    1
    1.50

    Nicolai Müller Flop of the Match

    A disappointing display from the Bundesliga's top scorer as he went missing for large parts. Only tested Neuer once from the edge of the area, but was slow to support Parker on occasions.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
    0
    0
    3.50

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    Blew a fantastic chance to draw his side level as he put a free header wide when the scores were still at 2-1. Worked hard apart from that though to make a mark at both ends.

  • Shawn Parker
    2
    1
    3.00

    Shawn Parker

    Took his goal really well as he pounced on Boateng's mistake to round Neuer and give Mainz the lead. Didn't have many chances in the second period and was subbed despite looking visibly buoyed by the goal.

Substitutions

  • Joo-Ho Park
    0
    0
    2.50

    Joo-Ho Park

    Came on in the second half as Mainz chased the game but couldn't produce any further attacking intent for the visitors.

  • Benedikt Saller
    0
    0
    2.00

    Benedikt Saller

    Came on too late to make any real mark on the game.

  • Christoph Moritz
    0
    0
    2.00

    Christoph Moritz

    A late replacement, but didn't have the time to have an impact on proceedings.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2