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6 vs 1
Played
April 16, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ K. Kircher‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
Diego Ribas 45′
35′ Arjen Robben
 
 
80′ Mario Gomez
 
83′ Mario Gomez
 
86′ Mario Gomez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 6-1 Wolfsburg

Goal.com takes a closer look at the men involved in a crushing victory for Die Roten, who move into the DFB Pokal final and stay on course for an incredible treble.

By Daniel Edwards

  • Manuel Neuer
    29
    7
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Little he could do to stop a thunderbolt from Diego. Was not overly troubled aside from the goal, but was there when needed.

  • Dante
    29
    6
    2.50

    Dante

    Strong in the air and rarely troubled by Wolfsburg's offensives, a routine day at the office for the composed Brazilian.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    27
    4
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Proved a worthy deputy for Boateng in the middle, cruising through the game with little trouble. His distribution from the back was an added bonus.

  • Philipp Lahm
    28
    5
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    An impressive showing from Die Roten's captain, who made his way up and down the field. A great low cross almost created the opener.

  • Diego Contento
    26
    6
    2.50

    Diego Contento

    Gave namesake Diego far too much space and was punished as the Brazilian notched a cracker of a goal. His left flank was a weak point for Bayern.

  • Javi Martínez
    35
    6
    3.50

    Javi Martínez

    Forced to play deeper than usual thanks to Wolfsburg's aggressive approach, nevertheless recovered well and was key in their play on the break.

  • Arjen Robben
    44
    13
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    Was electric in the first 45, as Bayern's fast-paced game suited him to the ground. Laid on the first goal and converted the second with a nonchalant finish.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    129
    3
    4.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri Top of the Match

    A towering performance from the Switzerland international, who masterminded Bayern's counter play. Was vital in both first-half goals, and a great finish supplied his own.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    36
    7
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Went so close to giving Bayern the lead with an instinctive effort that flew just wide. Was not his usual authoritative self in the middle.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    67
    7
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Showed great bravery to push his way through the defence and convert Robben's cross. Not always involved, but showed his poaching instincts when it counted.

  • Thomas Müller
    31
    8
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Not the most impressive of games from the forward, but thought quickly to set up Shaqiri for the decisive third goal.

Substitutions

  • Rafinha
    24
    4
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Helped complete the rout with a busy appearance towards the end.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    24
    3
    2.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    Entered late and kept up the pressure in the middle.

  • Mario Gomez
    83
    15
    4.00

    Mario Gomez

    What a cameo! Three goals in just six minutes for the supersub, who made the most of his time on the pitch.

  • Diego Benaglio
    3
    8
    2.50

    Diego Benaglio

    Had no answer for Bayern as Die Roten's finishing was top-class on the night. Could do little on any of the six goals.

  • Alexander Madlung
    1
    16
    1.00

    Alexander Madlung Flop of the Match

    A nightmare match for the center back. Appeared to give up towards the end, little more than a spectator as Gomez gleefully buried the visitors.

  • Naldo
    5
    5
    2.00

    Naldo

    Had one of Wolfsburg's best chances of the night, a towering header that went just wide. Lost Mandzukic for the first goal and struggled with Bayern's swift attacks.

  • Fagner
    3
    6
    2.00

    Fagner

    Guilty of losing Shaqiri in the build up to the second goal, and was punished as the game began to slip away from his club.

  • Ricardo Rodriguez
    4
    3
    2.00

    Ricardo Rodriguez

    His delivery from the set-piece was one of Wolfsburg's best attacking options, and nearly yielded a goal for Naldo.

  • Vieirinha
    6
    3
    2.50

    Vieirinha

    Never stopped trying to unlock the Bayern defense, in a tireless display. Went closer than most in a green shirt to scoring with a fine shot saved by Neuer.

  • Diego Ribas
    20
    6
    3.00

    Diego Ribas

    The best of the bunch for a Wolfsburg team that fell just short against the champions. His beauty in the first half will be remembered.

  • Makoto Hasebe
    6
    4
    2.00

    Makoto Hasebe

    Started strongly, but soon found himself overwhelmed as Bayern found their devastating stride. Failed to make enough impact going forward.

  • Jan Polak
    6
    3
    2.50

    Jan Polak

    Always strong in midfield, but could not provide that necessary spark to make Wolfsburg competitive and threaten the upset.

  • Slobodan Medojevic
    5
    7
    2.00

    Slobodan Medojevic

    Proved a more than capable match for Martinez in the early stages, but soon succumbed to his team's malaise and was powerless to stop its humiliation.

  • Ivica Olic
    19
    4
    2.00

    Ivica Olic

    Completely nullified by the Bayern backline, hard to remember a single chance for the lone striker who failed to impose himself on the game.

Substitutions

  • Christian Träsch
    4
    5
    2.00

    Christian Träsch

    Witnessed a nightmare last 15 minutes after coming off the bench.

  • Bas Dost
    4
    9
    1.50

    Bas Dost

    Came in just in time to watch his side collapse around him.

  • Patrick Helmes
    4
    6
    2.00

    Patrick Helmes

    Must have wished he stayed on the bench as Bayern ran rampant at the end.

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