Looked a bit shaky with one or two crosses, but was largely untested. The one shot that threatened his goal was unstoppable.
Good in possession, but not as strong defensively as Kadlec; Bayern tended to attack down his flank, and with success; accordingly, he was withdrawn early in the second half.
Strong in the tackle, the left-back held his own, and did well when marking Mueller. Could not always get forward, and was a bit loose in his passing, but played well at the back.
Excellent in the air, but slow on the ground. Positioned himself well overall, but might be a bit short of fitness following his ankle injury.
Vocal, aggressive, and active at the back. His mechanics were better than those of Hyypia, save for one rash challenge, and he also made a couple of important clearances.
Among the very best holding midfielders in the Bundesliga. Won 10 of his 17 challenges, was involved in 12 shots, and had 98 touches on the ball. Scored from the penalty spot, nearly scored a couple times from free play, and set up Derdiyok for what should have been the winner. Man of the match.
The captain and anchor of Leverkusen's midfield was almost like an afterthought with Vidal at his side. Still managed to make a good impression; he did very well to plug up gaps in the centre and keep the Bayern attack quiet in their favoured area of the pitch.
Unlike Barnetta and Renato Augusto, he was perfectly suited for the game played today. Fast, and powerful, Sam caused trouble for Pranjic, and deservedly won the penalty that led to the equaliser. Easily the most dangerous Leverkusen player, Sam also was denied by the bar after making a brilliant turn.
Like Renato Augusto, the Swiss struggled in what proved to be a very physical game. Was uninvolved in the attack, and errant in his passing.
Had very little service from two thirds of his attacking midfield support. Did manage to put a good header on goal early, and had his free kick wickedly deflected to set up a near chance. His one good look of the game came on 70 minutes, and was well taken, but stopped by a better save.
Made one outstanding save from Derdiyok, and while his other stops were nothing spectacular, the veteran goalkeeper inspired plenty of confidence.
Not utilised quite as much as Pranjic on the right flank, but by far the better full-back. Kept Barnetta silent, and did very well going forward; played a big role in the play leading up to Gomez's goal. Earned a rare booking, but also saved the game for Bayern with his early blocks from Sam and Vidal.
Had more touches on the ball than any other player, but his passing was very loose, and he badly missed a clearance on 21 minutes. On the upside, the youngster's tracking was excellent, and he did make a couple decisive challenges.
D. Van Buyten
Not exposed as badly as he has been in recent games, but occasionally allowed Derdiyok to slip free. Also gave away possession ahead of the penalty.
Not his usual, combative self in midfield. The Ukrainian was rarely near the ball, and only made a couple challenges in his hour on the pitch. Replaced by Ribery as Van Gaal looked to add more in attack.
Showed both sides of his game today. The Croatia international was very strong going forward, but when faced with a fast and in-form winger, was found to be defensively lacking. Conceded the penalty, and suffered dearly for it.
A bit slow to the ball at times, but very competent with the ball at his feet. Is perhaps out of position in an attacking role; his distribution is excellent, but a bit too indirect. Linked well with Schweinsteiger.
Less impressive today than he has been in recent matches. Had some very loose touches in midfield, and was slower to the ball than Vidal. Did well to deflect an early Vidal shot that could have resulted in the opener.
A mammoth in the first half, but not quite as influential late in the game. Unlucky to have his early opener ruled offside, but outstanding as both a purveyor of possession and attacker; his work to set up Gomez's opener was the stuff of dreams.
Increased his tally to 12 goals in his last nine matches, but was otherwise quite anonymous. Had a good chance to win it late, but headed over the bar.
My, what a few weeks' rest did for him. The Germany international was back at his best. One could tell that his power returned; he was both strong and very quick to the ball. Won 15 of his 20 challenges, and deserves credit for playing an important role in Gomez's opener.
- 22 B. Fernandez
- 17 D. Vida
Replaced Schwaab for the final half hour, and did very little to make an account for himself. His passing was loose, and he was also booked for a poor challenge on Ribery. Still not yet fit after a long injury lay-off.
Used as a time-wasting substitute.
Replaced Barnetta for the final 10 minutes, and had very little effect on the game overall.
- 9 P. Helmes