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March 3, 2013 9:30 AM EST
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena — Sinsheim
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 30150‎
 
 
Mario Gomez 38′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hoffenheim 0-1 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the talent on show as the Bavarians strode to their 11th away victory of the season at the Rhein Neckar Arena.

By Enis Koylu

  • Gomes
    7
    4
    3.50

    Gomes

    Made a couple of decent stops in the first half, and looked secure enough from corners. Little he could do with Gomez's goal, though.

  • David Abraham
    1
    6
    3.00

    David Abraham

    Helped to keep Bayern fairly quiet in attack with a solid performance at the back, and was unlucky not to keep out the goal.

  • Fabian Johnson
    3
    5
    2.50

    Fabian Johnson

    Started in a fairly lively manner, but faded badly. Had a hard time in tracking Bayern's wingers and Lahm.

  • Patrick Ochs
    0
    4
    2.50

    Patrick Ochs

    Threatened a couple of times with some decent set pieces, and was fairly lively in the first half, but faded badly after the break.

  • Jannik Vestergaard
    2
    4
    2.00

    Jannik Vestergaard

    Made a few early blocks and looked fairly secure at the back in the face of Bayern's fearsome, but somewhat stale attack.

  • Daniel Williams
    2
    4
    3.50

    Daniel Williams

    Made a few bursts forward from midfield and came as close to threatening Starke as anyone. Arguably his side's liveliest player.

  • Tobias Weis
    0
    4
    3.00

    Tobias Weis

    A combative presence in the center of midfield, he worked well in tandem with Williams in keeping Bayern at bay.

  • Takashi Usami
    2
    6
    2.00

    Takashi Usami Flop of the Match

    Failed to show Bayern that they were wrong to get rid of him. Was absolutely harmless before the break and was hauled off at halftime.

  • Stephan Schröck
    5
    4
    3.00

    Stephan Schröck

    Came as close as anyone to scoring for Hoffenheim with a lovely shot which Starke saved well.

  • Igor De Camargo
    0
    4
    2.50

    Igor De Camargo

    Barely had a sniff of the ball and when he was in possession, he looked well off the boil.

  • Kevin Volland
    0
    4
    2.50

    Kevin Volland

    Failed to live up to his current form, and didn't threaten Bayern in any way whatsoever. Completely anonymous.

Substitutions

  • Pelle Jensen
    0
    4

    Pelle Jensen

    Made a late cameo.

  • Roberto Firmino
    0
    4
    2.50

    Roberto Firmino

    Came on for Usami and fared slightly better than his predecessor, injecting a bit of drive in attack.

  • Joselu
    0
    4
    2.50

    Joselu

    Had very little impact during his 20 minutes on the pitch.

  • Tom Starke
    19
    1
    3.00

    Tom Starke

    Looked a little off the pace in the first half, but responded well in the second, making some decent saves, not least from Schrock.

  • Dante
    25
    1
    3.50

    Dante

    Stood firm at the back, helping to keep Hoffenheim quiet on the break. As solid as he has ever been for Bayern.

  • Jerome Boateng
    16
    6
    3.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Picked up a booking early on for a clumsy tackle, but bounced back by helping to set up the goal. Read the game well at the back.

  • Philipp Lahm
    19
    2
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Put in a typical performance, combining well with Muller without abandoning his post at the back. As solid as ever.

  • David Alaba
    18
    1
    3.00

    David Alaba

    Got up and down the left well enough, and although he abandoned his station at the back once or twice, Bayern was not duly troubled.

  • Franck Ribéry
    25
    2
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Set up the goal and was a constant threat down the wing once more, terrorizing the defense.

  • Javi Martínez
    18
    1
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Lucky not to be booked for a first-half tackle, but was steady in midfield, without standing out.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    18
    9
    2.50

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Saw plenty of the ball, but failed to utilize it, sending pass after pass to the opposition. Does not look capable of playing as a No.10 yet.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    31
    1
    4.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger Top of the Match

    Was unlucky to see two free kicks cannon off the bar and dictated the play in midfield. Looks to be getting back to his magnificent best.

  • Thomas Müller
    13
    9
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Like Shaqiri, he really didn't look up to the pace of the game on the day, sending in a number of tame passes and giving the ball away.

  • Mario Gomez
    19
    14
    3.50

    Mario Gomez

    Did what he does best - getting in the right place at the right time and helping Bayern to victory. Did his chances of a first-team place no harm.

Substitutions

  • Luiz Gustavo
    12
    6
    3.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    Replaced Shaqiri and was an assured presence in midfield.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    19
    3

    Mario Mandzukic

    Given 15 minutes or so at the end of the game.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5