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October 20, 2012 7:00 PM IST
ESPRIT arena — Düsseldorf
Referee:‬ F. Zwayer‎
Attendance:‬ 54000‎
 
 
 
Luiz Gustavo 36′
 
 
 
Rafinha 87′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-5 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the players on show as Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery star in a comprehensive victory as the Bavarians recorded the best-ever Bundesliga start

By Tom Webber

  • Fabian Giefer
    0
    1
    3.00

    Fabian Giefer

    Although he was beaten five time, Dusseldorf could well have lost by even more had it not been for Giefer. He made some fantastic saves from Ribery and Mandzukic and was extremely unlucky on Luiz Gustavo's goal.

  • Juanan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Juanan

    Came into the side in place of the injured Stelios Malezas but failed to keep the defence as tight as it has been so far this season. Clearly did not communicate enough as Dusseldorf had a nightmare at the back.

  • Jens Langeneke
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jens Langeneke

    Looked completely lost in the centre of defence as F95 lacked organisation and composure. There was very little shape and awareness as Langeneke was pulled apart by Bayern's fluid football. Tormented by Mandzukic and offered far too much space.

  • Tobias Levels
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tobias Levels

    Started off well enough but as Ribery got into his stride, the full-back was left lagging behind. He could not match the Frenchman for pace and was beaten time and again as Bayern totally dominated.

  • Johannes van den Bergh
    0
    0
    2.00

    Johannes van den Bergh Flop of the Match

    Rarely pushed forward from left-back as F95 spent huge amounts of the game under pressure. He simply watched as Mandzukic slotted home the first unmarked when he could have presented it.

  • Du-Ri Cha
    0
    0
    2.50

    Du-Ri Cha

    Made a couple of positive runs down the right when his side attempted to break, but failed to produce anything to test Neuer. He did not offer Levels enough support when up against Ribery.

  • Adam Bodzek
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adam Bodzek

    Was overrun in the middle of the park and spent a lot of the game chasing shadows. He failed to track the runners from deep and therefore put his defence under needless pressure.

  • Andreas Lambertz
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andreas Lambertz

    Failed to pick apart the Bayern play as the visitors dominated the midfield. He was beaten to a header by Muller in the build up to the second goal and grew ever-more frustrated from then on.

  • Robbie Kruse
    1
    0
    3.00

    Robbie Kruse

    Was lucky not to divert into his own net in the opening 10 minutes but improved from then on. He kept Badstuber occupied with some impressive dribbling in the second half and created F95's best chance, though no one was on hand to finish it.

  • Ken Ilsö
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ken Ilsö

    Dropped deep when his side were not on the ball in order to help defend. This meant he hardly had a chance to influence proceedings in the other half and was subsequently withdrawn at half time.

  • Dani Schahin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Dani Schahin

    Lacked service throughout and therefore hardly had a chance to test Neuer. He put in a good shift though, regularly tracking back to help his side out. Unfortunately, that is not where he is most effective.

Substitutions

  • Axel Bellinghausen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Axel Bellinghausen

    Had a positive impact in the opening stages of the second half and provided some much needed relief for his defence with a few powerful runs forward.

  • Nando Rafael
    0
    0

    Nando Rafael

    Came on for Schahin in the 82nd minute and failed to make an impact on the game.

  • Andriy Voronin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andriy Voronin

    Replaced Ilso at half time and gave Dante and Boateng an extra something to think about. He put himself about well but his side were let down by some awful defending.

  • Manuel Neuer
    2
    0
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    The keeper was never really tested as Dusseldorf provided next to nothing up top. He claimed whatever was sent into the area and will be delighted to have secured yet another clean sheet.

  • Dante
    2
    0
    3.00

    Dante

    It was another simple afternoon for Dante as he looked extremely composed at the back. Played a very carefree game but was not quite the building base he usually is. Nevertheless, he provided a threat in the opposing penalty area from set pieces.

  • Jerome Boateng
    2
    0
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    There was very little Boateng could have done wrong and such a simple game will rarely be one in which a centre-back stands out. Did what was required of him and no more.

  • Philipp Lahm
    2
    0
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Pushed forward regularly and thus allowed Muller to drift inside to areas where he is more effective. Played a part in two Bayern's goals, supplying a great cross in the first half before an excellent run lead to Muller's strike after the break.

  • Holger Badstuber
    2
    0
    3.00

    Holger Badstuber

    After the horrors of his display against Sweden in midweek, Badstuber recovered with a competent performance. He had very little to do but will have been disappointed to have been beaten by Kruse early in the second half.

  • Franck Ribéry
    4
    0
    4.50

    Franck Ribéry Top of the Match

    It was another indomitable performance from the French winger as he tormented the F95 defence all afternoon. An irrepressible performance was capped with a pair of excellent assists though he possibly should have found the net himself.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    1
    0
    3.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    A combative performance from the Brazilian as he patrolled the middle of the park well. Won possession regularly and showed the instincts of a more attacking player to score after following in Muller's header.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    1
    0
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Did not quite run the show even though Bayern were completely dominant in possession. He kept it simple and distributed well, though he did not provide any defence-splitting passes to set up the attackers.

  • Toni Kroos
    2
    0
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Looked far more at home in the role behind the striker than in the deep role that he played in for Germany in midweek. He was very lively early on but as Dusseldrof packed numbers back he struggled to find the space to weave his magic.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    2
    0
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Capitalised on acres of space to slide home Bayern's opener and provided a focal point to the attack. He linked up with the attacking-midfielders and could well have punished the F95 defenders to an even greater degree.

  • Thomas Müller
    5
    1
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Showed his immense ability in a brilliant outing in Dusseldorf. His link-up play was top drawer and he managed to test Giefer on more than a few occasions. Netted two great goals and also had a hand in getting Luiz Gustavo on the scoresheet.

Substitutions

  • Rafinha
    3
    0

    Rafinha

    Replaced Schweinsteiger in the 82nd minute and managed to find the net with a cool finish in the final moments of the game.

  • David Alaba
    2
    0

    David Alaba

    Made his return for Bayern as he came on for Mandzukic with 13 minutes to play. An excellent run and cross from the left provided the assist for Muller's second strike of the afternoon.

  • Javi Martínez
    3
    0

    Javi Martínez

    Came on for Kroos with 20 minutes left on the clock and slotted comfortably into the midfield. He closed the play well and kept Bayern on top.

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