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December 14, 2012 2:30 PM EST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Welz‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
Thorben Marx 21′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

The Bundesliga leaders enjoyed a lion's share of possession and chances in Allianz Arena, but could not overcome a determined away side which leaves with a share of the points

By Daniel Edwards

  • Manuel Neuer
    11
    5
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Barely called into action apart from his failed attempt to stop Marx's penalty, but was fortunate on one occasion not to be punished for a rash decision to leave his area.

  • Dante
    24
    1
    4.00

    Dante

    A towering display against his old club, constantly a threat from set-pieces and desperately lucky not to fulfil the 'law of the ex' and score.

  • Jerome Boateng
    11
    9
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Was in equal parts unlucky and naive to see an innocuous handball called for a penalty, but otherwise defended proficiently both on the ground and in the air.

  • Philipp Lahm
    10
    9
    1.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Struggled desperately against Cigerci early on, and failed to provide a decent crossing option that Bayern so dearly required.

  • David Alaba
    17
    3
    3.00

    David Alaba

    An excellent defensive performance, but could not provide the same spark further up the field that we have seen so often previously.

  • Franck Ribéry
    19
    2
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    You could feel the anticipation in the Allianz Arena every time the ball arrived at Franck's feet. Always a danger and provided the neat pass that played in Shaqiri.

  • Javi Martínez
    16
    3
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Injury had hampered the midfielder's preparations during the week, and he lasted barely half an hour before coming off.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    15
    5
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Was given even greater responsibility in holding together the midfield when Martinez retired, but responded well and even had a few chances on goal.

  • Toni Kroos
    20
    5
    3.50

    Toni Kroos

    Never stopped moving around the Gladbach area, testing the defence and winning several fouls in key positions. Lacked a bit of precision in the box.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    18
    7
    2.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Ineffective up front before being taken off for Gomez, seemed more concerned with imposing himself physically on his markers than breaking free.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    56
    1
    4.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    The sub took his time to get going after coming in for Martinez, but he converted his goal with class and almost added another from a set-piece.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    11
    4

    Claudio Pizarro

    A late substitution, but could not find the winner.

  • Mario Gomez
    17
    6
    3.00

    Mario Gomez

    Was a vast improvement on Mandzukic on appearing in the second half, but will be disappointed at squandering a one-on-one in the dying seconds.

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
    19
    2
    4.50

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen Top of the Match

    A towering first-half from the keeper, who made a couple of great saves as well as claiming every cross thrown at him. Got even better after the break.

  • Roel Brouwers
    4
    2
    3.50

    Roel Brouwers

    Along with partner in the middle of defence Stranzl, stood up admirably to Bayern's dynamic attacking movement and ensured that Ter Stegen was protected in front of goal. Impeccable in the air.

  • Oscar Wendt
    5
    2
    3.00

    Oscar Wendt

    Completely marshalled the left side of defence, ensuring the likes of Lahm were given little space to test with crosses.

  • Tony Jantschke
    3
    2
    3.00

    Tony Jantschke

    Was given the daunting job of marking Ribery, but acquitted himself well and also covered excellently in the penalty area.

  • Martin Stranzl
    2
    2
    3.50

    Martin Stranzl

    A wonderful tackle on Gomez as the game was entering its final few seconds ensured that Monchengladbach would leave Munich with a share of the points.

  • Tolga Cigerci
    1
    7
    3.50

    Tolga Cigerci Flop of the Match

    His bamboozling runs caused Bayern no end of grief as he cut in from the left flank. Won the penalty off Boateng.

  • Patrick Herrmann
    3
    2
    3.00

    Patrick Herrmann

    Occasionally found himself marooned on the right touchline and starved of possesion, but looked decent with the ball at feet.

  • Thorben Marx
    3
    2
    3.50

    Thorben Marx

    Did a fine job at anchoring the away midfield, passing the ball away and rarely surrendering possession. Capped his performance with a nerveless penalty that threatened the upset.

  • Havard Nordtveit
    3
    2
    2.50

    Havard Nordtveit

    One of two Gladbach players to be booked, testament to a physical showing in the middle of the pitch. Occasionally off the pace, exposed by Bayern's rapid attacks.

  • Juan Fernando Arango
    5
    3
    3.50

    Juan Fernando Arango

    The Venezuelan's most notable contribution was defensively, coming back to clear off the line. Always looked for the ball, and more often than not used it effectively.

  • Mike Hanke
    3
    2
    2.50

    Mike Hanke

    The striker never really got going in Allianz Arena, suffering as the lone forward against two centre-backs who refused to give him a moment's space.

Substitutions

  • Lukas Rupp
    1
    2

    Lukas Rupp

    A late attacking replacement, squandered one chance in the final minutes thanks to a poor first touch.

  • Granit Xhaka
    17
    2

    Granit Xhaka

    Another sub, entering for Cigerci when the midfielder risked picking up a second yellow.

  • Igor De Camargo
    3
    2

    Igor De Camargo

    Came on towards the end, and came close on a couple of occasions from set-pieces.

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