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March 9, 2013 8:00 PM IST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Stieler‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf

Goal.com examines the talent on show at the Allianz Arena as the Bavarians grabbed a dramatic victory thanks to a Jerome Boateng strike

By Enis Koylu

  • Manuel Neuer
    3
    4
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    A virtual spectator for much of the game, the Germany keeper should have done far more to keep out the Dusseldorf goals. Looked fairly comfortable with crosses, though.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    4
    1
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Was slightly static in the build-up to the opener, but was a threat to the Dusseldorf goal, particularly in the first half as he met a succession of Kroos set-pieces.

  • Jerome Boateng
    6
    0
    3.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Made himself an unlikely hero with a late strike, but looked slightly off the pace in the first-half, not least with the goal.

  • Philipp Lahm
    9
    2
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Afforded Van den Bergh far too much room for the first goal and was nowhere to be seen for the second, but atoned for his error with two lovely assists. His crossing was fantastic throughout.

  • David Alaba
    7
    1
    3.50

    David Alaba

    Put in another outstanding display at left-back, getting forward in support of Ribery well and setting up a succession of chances for his team-mates, who were wasteful in front of goal.

  • Franck Ribéry
    10
    0
    4.00

    Franck Ribéry

    Once again, the Frenchman was Bayern's liveliest player, giving Balogun a hard time down the left wing, and equalised after a superb exchange of passes with Pizarro. It is a miracle he didn't get himself an assist, too.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    2
    2
    2.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    The Brazilian looked slightly off the pace in midfield, affording Dusseldorf's players too much space. To cap it all, he was booked for a dreadful late tackle.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    7
    0
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Put in a tidy enough display in the centre of the park, setting up a couple of chances for team-mates, but was not as influential as he has been in recent weeks.

  • Toni Kroos
    3
    1
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Did not pull the strings as much he has in recent weeks, but put in a tidy showing, presenting his colleagues with great set-pieces, which were eventually wasted.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    6
    3
    2.50

    Mario Mandzukic Flop of the Match

    Was not his day. Saw a couple of headers well saved by Giefer, but should have scored when Ribery presented him with a tap in which he eventually missed.

  • Thomas Müller
    6
    1
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Fluffed his lines on a couple of occasions in the Dusseldorf box, but was able to find space throughout, and scored an excellent equaliser late in the first half.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    4
    0

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Was not able to assert his influence on the game after replacing Kroos.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    5
    0
    4.00

    Claudio Pizarro

    Provided an extra body in attack.

  • Mario Gomez
    8
    1
    3.00

    Mario Gomez

    Came close to a winner with a header which crashed off the bar.

  • Fabian Giefer
    12
    0
    4.50

    Fabian Giefer Top of the Match

    Made a countless number of fantastic saves. Was an absolute hero for his side, and was unlucky to end up on the losing side.

  • Leon-Aderemi Balogun
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leon-Aderemi Balogun

    Was given a hard time by a rampant Ribery, but worked well in tandem with his team-mates in dropping back and crowding out the Bayern attack.

  • Stelios Malezas
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stelios Malezas

    Dug deep and put in a fine defensive performance. It just so happened that Bayern's attack were too good to hold off for the full 90 minutes.

  • Johannes van den Bergh
    0
    0
    3.00

    Johannes van den Bergh

    Failed to deal with Lahm and Muller doubling up on him, but had a hand in the first goal with a fantastic cross. Did his best to see off the onslaught.

  • Martin Latka
    0
    0
    3.50

    Martin Latka

    Arguably his side's finest outfield player, the defender ensured that Mario Mandzukic had a frustrating afternoon, and was a great presence in the air.

  • Robert Tesche
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robert Tesche

    Tracked back well enough, but was largely anonymous and wasteful in possession when his side won back the ball.

  • Axel Bellinghausen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Axel Bellinghausen

    Curtailed his attacking instincts on the left wing to help his side dig deep and track Lahm and Muller and did his best to start counterattacks.

  • Adam Bodzek
    0
    0
    3.00

    Adam Bodzek

    Dropped back to help out his defence with great effect, keeping Kroos fairly quiet in open play and crowding out Bayern attacks.

  • Andreas Lambertz
    1
    0
    3.50

    Andreas Lambertz

    Set up the first goal with a brilliantly weighted header and scored the second with a calm finish. A great performance under difficult circumstances.

  • Robbie Kruse
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robbie Kruse

    Much was expected oh him going into the game, but he failed to live up to his billing, coasting throughout. His touch looked off when in possession.

  • M. Bolly
    1
    0
    3.50

    M. Bolly

    Was handed a surprise start by Norbert Meier and vindicated the decision with a well-taken goal to give his side the lead. Saw little of the ball apart from that, though.

Substitutions

  • Oliver Fink
    0
    0
    3.00

    Oliver Fink

    Handed a brief cameo late on.

  • Dani Schahin
    0
    0

    Dani Schahin

    Had no influence after coming on.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5