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October 24, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ A. Kelly‎
Attendance:‬ 68000‎
 
25′ (PG) Franck Ribéry
 
37′ David Alaba
 
 
 
90+1′ Mario Götze
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 5-0 Viktoria Plzen

Goal took in the action at the Allianz Arena, where Franck Ribery stole the show as the home side romped to a resounding win to maintain their perfect European record this term

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Manuel Neuer
    18
    2
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Could have sneaked off to the dressing rooms but no one would have noticed. Not a thing to do.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    12
    1
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Had nothing to do defensively, and made an absolute menace of himself at the other end of the pitch when attacking set pieces.

  • Rafinha
    15
    1
    3.50

    Rafinha

    Spent most of his time camped well beyond the halfway line, providing solid support to the marauding efforts of Robben on the right side.

  • Philipp Lahm
    16
    1
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Drafted into a holding midfield role yet again, but had precious little defensively to do. Mostly used to recycle possession efficiently, and was a solid base for the Bavarians.

  • Diego Contento
    12
    1
    3.00

    Diego Contento

    Dropped into the centre of defence as Bayern's injury woes left them short of bodies, but he could not have had an easier time, with Plzen applying no pressure on him.

  • David Alaba
    17
    2
    3.50

    David Alaba

    Marauded up the left flank supremely well, showing a majestic understanding with Ribery. Broke through numerous times on the left, and scored Bayern's second with a classy run and finish.

  • Franck Ribéry
    39
    4
    4.50

    Franck Ribéry Top of the Match

    Absolutely majestic at the Allianz Arena. Converted a first-half penalty, and played Plzen off the park with a series of mazy dribbles and cutting through balls. Saved the best for last though, as a deadly run was matched with a sumptuous finish.

  • Arjen Robben
    21
    3
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    Typically dangerous cutting in from the right. Won the penalty that led to the opener and laid on two assists - the second of which was a delightful cross for Gotze.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    22
    1
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Ran the show in midfield, moving the ball to Bayern's deadly wide men at every opportunity and proving a threat to shoot from the top of the box. Scored a brilliant goal after a turn under pressure.

  • Toni Kroos
    12
    3
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Somewhat overshadowed by the rest of his attacking colleagues, as though he endeavoured to get his name on the scoresheet, his radar was off on the night.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    18
    3
    3.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Won the vast majority of his aerial duels, with one such sequence seeing him knock down a high ball for Alaba to score. A good focal point up front.

Substitutions

  • Mario Götze
    23
    1
    3.50

    Mario Götze

    Picked up where Ribery left off on the flanks, laying on a goal for Schweinsteiger, before showing great awareness to slot home the clincher himself.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    10
    3
    3.00

    Claudio Pizarro

    Got himself into some good positions, and drew a great save from Kozacik.

  • Thomas Müller
    15
    3
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    Came close to squeezing in another Bayern goal on two separate occasions.

  • Matus Kozacik
    4
    2
    3.50

    Matus Kozacik

    Started the match with a few fumbles, but then proceeded to keep his side from a record defeat with a series of splendid reflex saves.

  • Roman Hubnik
    1
    1
    3.00

    Roman Hubnik

    Looked a bundle of nerves from the first whistle, and his carelessness got the better of him when he tripped up Robben inside the area to give away a clear penalty.

  • David Limbersky
    1
    1
    2.50

    David Limbersky

    Seemed terrified at the prospect of squaring up directly to Robben, and confusingly allowed the winger acres of space on a number of Bayern possessions.

  • Radim Reznik
    1
    3
    2.00

    Radim Reznik Flop of the Match

    Tortured and then some by tormentors-in-chief Ribery and Alaba, as he could do nothing to stop the pair's exploits on the left flank.

  • Václav Procházka
    1
    1
    2.50

    Václav Procházka

    Conceded acres of space in front of his own box as he did an abhorrent job of protecting the back four and goalkeeper.

  • Frantisek Rajtoral
    1
    1
    2.50

    Frantisek Rajtoral

    Never got the ball in a threatening position, and was mostly used to provide desperate cover on the left against Ribery and Aaba.

  • Marián Čišovský
    1
    1
    2.50

    Marián Čišovský

    Could do nothing to stop the Bayern machine from making inroads in the Plzen penalty area time and time again.

  • Tomas Horava
    1
    1
    2.50

    Tomas Horava

    Barely touched the ball outside of his own half, and as a result, could not fashion anything meaningful for his side in attack.

  • Pavel Horváth
    1
    1
    2.50

    Pavel Horváth

    Like Prochazka, he simply had no answer for Bayern's all-star midfield, and was left chasing shadows in vain for the majority of the contest.

  • Milan Petržela
    1
    1
    3.00

    Milan Petržela

    Isolated and anonymous in an attacking sense, and could not offer his full-back Limbersky any measure of dependable protection.

  • Daniel Kolar
    1
    1
    2.50

    Daniel Kolar

    Besides throwing himself at one hopeful cross, the Plzen striker did not even have scraps to feed off, and could do little more than drop into midfield to help defend.

Substitutions

  • Michal Duris
    2
    1
    2.50

    Michal Duris

    Held the ball well in one rare moment of Plzen possession, which was sadly one of the better his side's moments in the game.

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