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March 16, 2013 11:00 PM IST
BayArena — Leverkusen
Referee:‬ P. Gagelmann‎
Attendance:‬ 30210‎
 
75′ Simon Rolfes
Mario Gomez 37′
 
Philipp Wollscheid 87′ (OG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the best and worst talent on show at the BayArena as the Bavarians claimed a somewhat fortuitous victory late on

By Enis Koylu

  • Bernd Leno
    3
    0
    3.50

    Bernd Leno

    Unlucky to end up on the losing side, the young goalkeeper was in command of his area throughout and could do nothing about either goal.

  • Daniel Schwaab
    1
    0
    3.50

    Daniel Schwaab

    Filling in for Omer Toprak, the German did a fairly good job of shackling Gomez and Pizarro and was not at fault for either Bayern goal.

  • Philipp Wollscheid
    1
    0
    3.00

    Philipp Wollscheid

    Remained solid throughout the match and was desperately unfortunate to see Schweinsteiger's free kick deflect off him and into the back of the net.

  • Sebastian Boenisch
    1
    0
    3.50

    Sebastian Boenisch

    One of his side's brightest players, he did fairly well in dealing with Robben and forced a great save from Neuer in the first half. Went on to set up the equaliser.

  • Daniel Carvajal
    0
    0
    2.50

    Daniel Carvajal

    Arguably his side's weakest player, the Spaniard was booked early on for a foolish lunge and was totally outclassed by Gomez just before the opening goal.

  • Stefan Reinartz
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stefan Reinartz

    A non-entity in midfield, he failed to subdue the flow of Bayern's counterattacks as Gustavo, Schweinsteiger and Martinez had a fairly easy afternoon.

  • Simon Rolfes
    1
    0
    3.50

    Simon Rolfes

    Found himself in the right place at the right time to equaliser after some slack Bayern defending and was the most impressive of his side's three midfielders.

  • Lars Bender
    1
    0
    2.50

    Lars Bender

    Bullied out of possession, the Germany midfielder misplaced several passes and did not look up for the fight in the centre of the park.

  • Gonzalo Castro
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gonzalo Castro

    Did fairly well on the flank, with his corners posing Bayern a real threat, but received precious little service from his midfield colleagues.

  • Andre Schürrle
    1
    1
    1.50

    Andre Schürrle Flop of the Match

    Made absolutely no impact before being replaced by Sam. All he brought to the table was 45 minutes of complete anonymity.

  • Stefan Kießling
    2
    0
    4.00

    Stefan Kießling

    Put in one of the performances that have defined his season, running constantly, trying to dominate the aerial battle and finding space. Had his midfield colleagues performed so admirably, B04 might have more to show for their efforts.

Substitutions

  • Jens Hegeler
    0
    0

    Jens Hegeler

    Given half an hour in the place of the ineffective Reinartz, but failed to provide any sort of attacking spark.

  • Sidney Sam
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sidney Sam

    Came on at the break, and fared slightly better than Schurrle, but not by much.

  • Manuel Neuer
    6
    1
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Dealt with Boenisch's shot well just before the goal, but was untroubled otherwise until the goal, when his defence let him down.

  • Dante
    4
    1
    3.50

    Dante

    Caught out of position on a couple of occasions, but was largely unexposed by Leverkusen and remained solid in the second half when B04 exerted more pressure.

  • Rafinha
    2
    1
    3.00

    Rafinha

    Handed a rare start, he had Schurrle in his pocket for the first half and was not duly troubled after the break when the former Mainz man was withdrawn.

  • Jerome Boateng
    2
    1
    2.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Nowhere to be found in the build-up to the goal, the Germany international gave the likes of Kiessling far too much room throughout.

  • David Alaba
    2
    1
    2.50

    David Alaba

    One of his side's brightest players early on, the Austrian charged up and down the left well enough, but faded badly after the break.

  • Javi Martínez
    2
    1
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Kept things ticking over in midfield in customary fashion without standing out. His defensive nous was much-needed when Leverkusen mounted more pressure.

  • Arjen Robben
    6
    3
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    Looked fairly lively throughout, almost creating a goal for Schweinsteiger with a drive across the face of goal and his pace and incision was a great tool on the counter.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    6
    1
    3.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    More impressive than he has been in recent weeks, the Swiss youngster combined fairly well with team-mates, setting up Gomez's opener with a smart pass.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    3
    1
    3.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    Came as close to scoring as anyone bar Gomez in the first half when he had a header cleared off the line, and remained solid in midfield throughout.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    13
    1
    4.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger Top of the Match

    Shunted into the No.10 role, the Germany star did well in his new position, creating several openings and setting up the second goal with a lovely free kick.

  • Mario Gomez
    8
    1
    3.50

    Mario Gomez

    Quiet for the most part as Bayern played on the counter, the Germany international put his side ahead with a fantastic finish, but received precious little service.

Substitutions

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    1
    1

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Given a late cameo in the place of Robben.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    1
    1

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

    Was not on the pitch long enough to make a real impact.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    1
    1
    2.50

    Claudio Pizarro

    Had a couple of decent-looking efforts shortly after the equaliser.

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