Marseille’s third-choice goalkeeper, it was a bold decision from Deschamps to pick the Brazilian, who failed to inspire his defence, inviting pressure on a regular basis with some poor decision making. Culpable for the opening goal, he at least made amends by saving from Gomez after the break, and had little chance with the second.
The Spaniard has been in strong form in recent weeks, and he stood up well to the onslaught from Ribery, receiving the acclaim of the Velodrome whenever he dispossessed their former favourite. One of OM’s most accomplished players on the night, although he failed to make a strong impression going forward.
Started in the heart of the defence, but made his mark early in an offensive sense with a firm header that was well saved. Worked hard to close down attackers quickly and effectively but was caught square as the visitors scored a well-worked second goal.
Was pinpointed before the game as the weakest link in the Marseille back four, but he was not exploited as much as anticipated by Robben. Matched the Dutchman for pace, even if he was not quite as intelligent as his opponent.
In the team because of his destructive capabilities, the former Rennes man was often clumsy in possession, and his tendency to give the ball away invited pressure on his side’s rearguard. Defensively, however, he was a titan in front of the OM rearguard. Could have seen red for a bad challenge on Gomez, and was lucky to see only yellow.
Marseille’s most explosive attacking talent, he threatened to create something on several occasions, but it never quite happened for the industrious midfielder, who threatened to ignite his side but never managed to.
Marseille’s midfield leader made some tough challenges in the heart of the park, but a somewhat silly tackle in the first half meant he was booked and hence he will miss the second leg. Will be missed after a steady showing.
Lacks the pace of an outright winger, but showed his impressive technique in retaining the ball in tight situations. His crossing is generally a strength of his game, but too often he allowed the ball to drift close to Neuer this evening.
A number of surging runs from the Ghanaian threatened to unhinge the Bayern defence, with one second half burst taking him past three challenges before the move petered out. As with his team-mates, he showed promise but failed to fulfil this.
Hadn’t been expected to start this game because of injury. Wasted a golden chance after seven minutes when he slashed wide from close range. It was to be a disappointing night in front of goal as Neuer saved his only other genuine chance after an error from Boateng.
Was solid in the visiting net, making an impressive save from Fanni in the early stages before clutching a rather more routine shot from Remy just before half time. Denied the attacker with a very sharp save early in the second period.
Bayern’s youngest-ever player, the Austrian full-back was rarely flustered down the right-hand side, although he did allow Amalfitano a handful of crossing chances that were not exploited. Looked strong going forward, technically accomplished and rather clever. Booked late on for a tactical foul late on.
A very solid performance from the Germany international, who was the more disciplined of the two centre-backs. Was rarely beaten and looked comfortable playing the ball out of the rearguard.
The Bayern captain was needlessly booked in the first half for dissent but largely coped well with the threat of Andre Ayew, pushing the Ghanaian winger back with his stubborn desire to push forwards. Did lack discipline at times, and a rash challenge on Valbuena might have brought a second yellow card before the break.
Looked somewhat uncertain in the heart of the FCB defence, particularly when he tried to play the offside trap, and on a handful of occasions Remy escaped his clutches, although Marseille’s final ball was never incisive enough.
Booked for a late kick at Valbuena with little over half an hour played, and the young German struggled to stifle the threat of the same player. His use of the ball was reasonable, if unspectacular. With drawn with little more than an hour played.
Made his first big impression in the match with a crunching tackle on Mbia that saw him booked. Looked to push on to support his attackers to a greater extent for a period in the middle of the match and made a couple of good interceptions around his own box too.
Offered glimpses of real brilliance down the right-hand side, but equally he struggled to get a real foothold in the game, coming into the match in sparkling cameos. On 70 minutes, he scored Bayern’s second, finishing a wonderful one-two with real aplomb.
The recipient of some choice chants from the Marseille fans on his return to the Velodrome, the Frenchman had a difficult time getting the better of Azpilicueta, despite being involved regularly from the outset. Taken off with little more than 10 minutes to play.
Toiled to find his touch and was regularly dispossessed around the home penalty box but was always available for a pass and floated around the park in a dangerous fashion. Made a decisive contribution with 20 minutes remaining, creating the goal for Robben before promptly being withdrawn.
Opened the scoring with a firm shot that really should have been saved by the home goalkeeper. The striker, who is perhaps the best pure goalscorer in the game at present, struck with one of his only two genuine sights of the target.
- 22 H. Butt
- 26 D. Contento
- 13 Rafinha
Came on with 28 minutes left and enjoyed a steady cameo.
Given only the last few minutes.
Played only a handful of minutes from the bench, but picked up a booking that keeps him out of the second leg.
- 11 I. Olić