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0 vs 3
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February 2, 2013 9:30 AM EST
Coface Arena — Mainz
Referee:‬ M. Weiner‎
Attendance:‬ 34000‎
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Mainz 0-3 Bayern Munich

The Bavarians romped to victory to maintain their perfect start in the new year, a double from Mandzukic opening up a 14-point lead at the top of the league standings

By Daniel Edwards

  • Christian Wetklo
    2
    1
    2.50

    Christian Wetklo

    Was given little chance on any of Bayern's three goals, although he was caught badly off-balance when Mandzukic headed in the third with ease.

  • Zdenek Pospech
    2
    1
    2.50

    Zdenek Pospech

    Coped admirably with Ribery for the opening 40 minutes, but could not live with the dynamic Alaba as the full-back streaked past and put Bayern on the way to victory.

  • Nikolce Noveski
    6
    2
    2.00

    Nikolce Noveski

    Fell to pieces after the opening goal, failing to track Mandzukic and making schoolboy errors at the back to keep Bayern on top.

  • Radoslav Zabavnik
    3
    2
    1.00

    Radoslav Zabavnik Flop of the Match

    Was caught out badly by Kroos' pass that released Muller down the right, which proved to be the beginning of the end for Mainz.

  • Jan Kirchhoff
    4
    0
    2.00

    Jan Kirchhoff

    The pick of Tuchel's defense during the first half, but along with the rest of his team lost his way and looked badly stretched by a rampant Roten.

  • Yunus Malli
    2
    1
    2.50

    Yunus Malli

    Occasionally a threat bursting forward on the counter, but his contributions were too sporadic to inspire an under-par Mainz.

  • Julian Baumgartlinger
    2
    1
    2.50

    Julian Baumgartlinger

    An almost anonymous figure throughout the match, shuffled across the pitch without making any telling contributions going forward.

  • Elkin Soto
    2
    1
    2.50

    Elkin Soto

    Was tasked with containing Schweinsteiger and Martinez in the middle, but could not live with the pair's dynamism and finished a clear second best.

  • Nicolai Müller
    2
    2
    2.50

    Nicolai Müller

    Early on exploited well the gaps left by Alaba, but faded with his teammates and offered little after the break.

  • Andreas Ivanschitz
    2
    1
    2.50

    Andreas Ivanschitz

    Did well in making the most of a shaky Bayern defense early on with some neat passing, but had no answer when the backline shored up and faded out of the game.

  • Shawn Parker
    2
    1
    2.50

    Shawn Parker

    Made a nuisance of himself amongst the Bayern backline, but could not match his movement with a cool head in front of goal and squandered more than one chance.

Substitutions

  • Marco Caligiuri
    2
    1

    Marco Caligiuri

    Five minutes on the pitch for the attacking player with the game already beyond reach.

  • Marcel Risse
    2
    1
    2.00

    Marcel Risse

    Replaced Malli at half-time, and his limited defensive ability was shown as Bayern ran away with the match.

  • Niki Zimling
    2
    1
    2.00

    Niki Zimling

    Played the last half hour but could not turn the tide.

  • Manuel Neuer
    26
    1
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Had to be attentive for the counter, but was not forced to make a single save as Mainz failed to muster one shot on target.

  • Dante
    29
    0
    2.50

    Dante

    Occasionally looked shaky in tracking Parker's movements, but was always on hand with a strong block to keep his side steady at the back.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    23
    3
    2.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Did well in forcing Parker out wide and away from goal, nullifying the striker's attacking potential and ensuring yet another clean sheet for the Bavarians.

  • Philipp Lahm
    31
    3
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    A wonderful teasing cross from the full back played in Mandzukic for the third, putting the result beyond all doubt.

  • David Alaba
    39
    2
    4.00

    David Alaba

    You cannot give this man space. Punched a gaping hole in the Mainz defense in almost his first opportunity, and followed with an excellent cross to double the lead.

  • Franck Ribéry
    26
    7
    2.00

    Franck Ribéry

    Had to contend with two markers throughout the game and as a consequence was not his usual talismanic self, but appeared with a great combination with Alaba to set in motion the second.

  • Javi Martínez
    30
    3
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    A combative display in midfield from the ex-Athletic star, who is gradually coming to justify his hefty price tag and endear himself to the Bayern faithful.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    27
    6
    2.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    A low-key display from the Germany international, who was content to sit back and control traffic in the middle while Martinez covered the hard yards.

  • Toni Kroos
    34
    2
    3.50

    Toni Kroos

    Opened the game up in every sense of the word with a delightful pass that sent Muller through and Bayern on the way to victory.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    65
    6
    4.00

    Mario Mandzukic Top of the Match

    Was a peripheral figure during the first half, but showed exactly why he is in the Roten first team just after the break in expertly finishing Alaba's cross.

  • Thomas Müller
    32
    5
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Made a decisive contribution to his team's efforts. Scored the vital goal at the end of the first half to open up a previously deadlocked game, and set up Lahm to cross for the third.

Substitutions

  • Arjen Robben
    16
    12

    Arjen Robben

    An easy 15 minute stint for the winger, who had to watch Muller further cement his claim for a regular starting role.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    18
    2

    Luiz Gustavo

    A brief cameo for the Brazilian with the result already beyond question.

  • Mario Gomez
    18
    12

    Mario Gomez

    Hard to see a way back into this side for the striker, who was given just 15 minutes in place of Mandzukic.

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