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April 2, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 68000‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 2-0 Juventus

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone on show at the Allianz Arena, as the Bavarians took control of their quarter-final tie thanks to David Alaba and Thomas Muller

By Mark Doyle

  • Manuel Neuer
    358
    47
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Did not have a single shot on target to deal with during the opening 45 minutes but did well to parry Vidal's second-half strike away to safety when called upon for the first time.

  • Dante
    367
    39
    3.50

    Dante

    Solid as a rock at the back for Bayern, the Brazilian coped wonderfully well with the movement of Juve's front two, as well as offering a serious aerial threat at the other end.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    309
    44
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Just like his central defensive colleague, the big Belgian was untroubled at the back, while at the same time causing trouble every time he ventured forward. Indeed, probably should have had a penalty after seemingly being tugged back by Bonucci.

  • Philipp Lahm
    332
    53
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Led by example early on, the seemingly indefatigable skipper offering a wonderful outlet down the right-hand side during the first half. Less influential in the second period, though.

  • David Alaba
    492
    51
    4.00

    David Alaba Top of the Match

    Opened the scoring with a deflected strike but it was his all-round contribution which was far more impressive, with the Austrian doing a fine job keeping Lichsteiner quiet for the majority of the game.

  • Franck Ribéry
    429
    59
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Caused chaos every time he built up a head of steam and his efforts really should have resulted in a booking for Vidal, who took him down twice in the opening half hour alone.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    356
    49
    4.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    Once again asked to fill in for the suspended Javi Martinez and played a key role in upsetting Juve's usual rhythm in midfield. Also tried to get forward whenever he could, effectively creating the second goal with a decent strike.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    373
    55
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Used the ball with predictable poise and intelligence, setting up Alaba for the opener before threatening a goal himself just before the break with a powerful drive that went just over.

  • Toni Kroos
    254
    92
    1.50

    Toni Kroos

    Saw his evening cruelly cut short by injury after an innocuous collision with Lichtsteiner.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    592
    57
    4.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Perfectly illustrated the merits of defending from the front by the way in which he hassled and harried Juve's defenders, with one successful steal creating a great opening for Ribery. Again underlined his alertness by pouncing on the rebound for Muller's goal.

  • Thomas Müller
    365
    55
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    A lively presence on the right-hand side, Muller created several openings with his pace and vision, the best of which, a clever cut-back, was criminally wasted by Robben. Capped a fine display by tapping home the crucial second goal.

Substitutions

  • Arjen Robben
    371
    86
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    Made an unexpectedly early introduction in place of Kroos and nearly made an instant impact, seeing a snap-shot well saved by Buffon. Continued to cause Juve problems thereafter only for his finishing continually let him down.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    277
    47

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Introduced right at the death as Heynckes sought to waste time.

  • Mario Gomez
    248
    67

    Mario Gomez

    Saw a couple of minutes of action at the end after coming on for Mandzukic, who had run himself into the ground.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    266
    360
    1.50

    Gianluigi Buffon Flop of the Match

    Took far too long to react to a slight deflection on Alaba's long-range effort, but went a small way towards making amends by blocking Robben's low volley with his feet. However, erred again in spilling Luiz Gustavo's second-half strike.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    128
    238
    2.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Looked uncharacteristically vulnerable and made a number of clumsy challenges. Also took a massive risk by pulling back van Buyten as the defender tried to get on the end of a Dante header.

  • Federico Peluso
    97
    262
    2.00

    Federico Peluso

    Selected ahead of Asamoah on the left-hand side, Peluso struggled to get to grips with Muller, who, in fairness, was ably supported by Robben and Lahm. Tried to get forward when he could, though, but to no avail.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    75
    263
    1.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Guilty of putting the ball on a plate for Robben with a poor clearance and was then dispossessed by Mandzukic after dallying on the ball during what was an unusually lax display.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    120
    211
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Another who looked strangely nervous during the first half. Bonucci did get a vital nick on a goal-bound effort from Ribery, though, and improved after the interval. Indeed, could have been worse had it not been for Bonucci.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    122
    209
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Unsurprisingly, was not found wanting in terms of attacking intent, but was unable to provide Juve with anything like his usual levels of penetration down the right wing, though he did create a decent chance for Vidal on 70 minutes. However, his booking is a disaster for Juve.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    73
    321
    2.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Put himself about but to no great effect, struggling miserably to gain a foothold in the midfield battle or get forward in support of Juve's strikers.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    115
    303
    2.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Must take some blame for Alaba's goal after giving the ball away just moments before. Went close with a free as he sought to make amends but he was ponderous in possession far too often and repeatedly had his pocked picked.

  • Arturo Vidal
    209
    181
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Unlucky in that his attempt to close down Alaba resulted in a deflection that really shouldn't have beaten Buffon but so fortunate that he avoided a booking for so long. Still, at least he put himself about and offered a goalscoring threat. A big miss for the second leg.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    66
    283
    2.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Nowhere near as influential or lively as he was against Inter at the weekend, the former Napoli man struggling terribly to get himself into the game and was replaced by Giovinco not long after the hour.

  • Alessandro Matri
    68
    286
    1.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Just like his strike partner, worked tirelessly but did not manage to hold the ball up well at all and never looked like scoring. Unsurprisingly withdrawn 20 minutes into the second period.

Substitutions

  • Paul Pogba
    170
    166

    Paul Pogba

    Brought on by Conte with 15 minutes remaining in an obvious attempt to add some dynamism and steel to a clearly flagging midfield.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    131
    178
    2.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Thrown on as part of a double substitution midway through the second half but his impact was negligible.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    131
    176
    2.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Came on alongside Vucinic on 65 minutes but was pretty much anonymous.

Results
 
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Striker
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14 1
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Messi Messi
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Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
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7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2