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November 5, 2013 8:45 PM WAT
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Player Ratings: Viktoria Plzen 0-1 Bayern Munich

Goal rates the players on show as Mario Mandzukic's second-half header sends the Bavarian giants into the Champions League knockout rounds with two games to spare

By Tom Webber

  • Matus Kozacik
    3
    1
    4.00

    Matus Kozacik

    The keeper claimed a number of crosses into the area extremely well, limiting Bayern's effectiveness from wide areas. He also produced a few good stops from Alaba and Ribery either side of the break.

  • Roman Hubnik
    0
    1
    2.00

    Roman Hubnik Flop of the Match

    Was beaten time and again by Gotze as he played slightly out of position at left-back. He could not get close to the Germany international and his lack of pace was regularly exposed in the wide areas.

  • Václav Procházka
    1
    1
    3.00

    Václav Procházka

    At times he was slow to react but for much of the game he stayed compact and helped ensure his side kept Bayern at bay. In the second half his positioning improved greatly.

  • Frantisek Rajtoral
    1
    2
    2.50

    Frantisek Rajtoral

    Was keen to attack from right-back and instantly gave the crowd a lift with his attacking intent. He combined with Petrzela well but was at times caught out of position when Bayern countered.

  • Marián Čišovský
    2
    0
    3.00

    Marián Čišovský

    The big centre-back read the game well and regularly put himself into the right place at the right time. He made a fantastic goal-line clearance from Lahm's effort but completely lost Mandzukic on the opener.

  • Tomas Horava
    1
    0
    3.00

    Tomas Horava

    Helped his team defend stoutly for much of the game. Although he did not see an awful lot of the ball he continued to run his socks off to help his team stay tight at the back.

  • Pavel Horváth
    2
    0
    3.50

    Pavel Horváth

    Dropped in to help out defensively but also looked to orchestrate the counterattack when his team got in possession. He played some decent passes and was extremely combative in the middle.

  • Milan Petržela
    2
    0
    3.00

    Milan Petržela

    Had plenty of energy in the wide areas but rarely seemed wholly convincing with the ball at his feet. He provided a number of crosses into the box which should have been converted.

  • Daniel Kolar
    2
    0
    3.50

    Daniel Kolar

    Struggled to get involved in the game early on and sent his team's best chance of the first half over the bar. He was eager to receive the ball on the counterattack and brought his team-mates in on the action.

  • Stanislav Tecl
    1
    2
    2.50

    Stanislav Tecl

    The striker did not receive an awful lot of service but he worked extremely hard for his side. He got into some dangerous areas and forced a good save from Neuer late on.

  • Michal Duris
    2
    2
    3.00

    Michal Duris

    Worked hard wide on the left and continually got up and down the flank to help his team at both ends. He got a decent shot off early on which forced Neuer into a save.

Substitutions

  • Radim Reznik
    1
    0

    Radim Reznik

    Came on for Hubnik in the 71st minute.

  • Martin Pospisil
    1
    0

    Martin Pospisil

    Replaced Duris in the 86th minute.

  • Marek Bakos
    1
    0

    Marek Bakos

    Brought on for Tecl with just three minutes left to play.

  • Manuel Neuer
    4
    1
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    The Germany international dealt with everything that was thrown at him, though he was never truly stretched. He judged when to come off his line extremely well and commanded his box.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    1
    2
    2.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Had a fairly solid evening in the centre of defence, performing admirably in the air and organising the back line to good effect. He was not stretched by the opposition forwards and was extremely calm throughout.

  • Rafinha
    3
    0
    3.00

    Rafinha

    Supported Gotze down the right to good effect and picked his moments to get forward well. He put a few crosses into the box but was unable to pick out a team-mate consistently enough.

  • Philipp Lahm
    9
    0
    4.00

    Philipp Lahm Top of the Match

    Picked the ball up from the defence and looked to drive his team forward from deep. He passed the ball well and acted as a pivot in the middle of the park. He supplied a great assist for Mandzukic's header.

  • Diego Contento
    0
    4
    2.50

    Diego Contento

    Played out of position at centre-back and almost immediately conceded a penalty for a clumsy challenge on Tecl. He left too much space in the channel with Alaba and looked vulnerable to the break.

  • David Alaba
    5
    0
    3.00

    David Alaba

    Pushed on well, regularly getting into dangerous areas at the opposition's byeline. Too many of his deliveries went into the hands of the keeper, but he did force Kozacik into a couple of saves with two decent first-half efforts.

  • Franck Ribéry
    4
    1
    2.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Looked threatening with the ball at his feet but drifted inside and found himself surrounded by opponents all too often. He was unable to carve a way through the opposing defence and failed to finish a great chance in the second half.

  • Mario Götze
    4
    1
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Operated from the right and had the beating of Hubnik all night, however he failed to take full advantage. Had he seen more of the ball he could have made all the difference to his side's attempts to break the deadlock.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    4
    1
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Distributed the ball well in midfield and supported Muller consistently. He timed his runs into the area well and saw a decent effort come back off the post early in the first half.

  • Toni Kroos
    4
    0
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Always made himself available in midfield and displayed his impressive array of passing. He was calm and assured in possession but his shooting was not up to his usual high standards.

  • Thomas Müller
    2
    2
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Showed intelligent movement in the final third as the lone striker and could always be found lurking in dangerous areas. However, he was not picked out by his team-mates often enough to worry the defence.

Substitutions

  • Javi Martínez
    4
    0
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Replaced Schweinsteiger in the 59th minute and made the killer passes that the man he replaced had struggled to.

  • Mitchell Weiser
    3
    1

    Mitchell Weiser

    Came on for Gotze with three minutes of normal time remaining.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    26
    0
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Brought on for Muller in the 59th minute and proved an inspired change as he headed in the decisive goal in the second half.

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