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August 27, 2013 5:30 PM BST
MAGE SOLAR Stadion — Freiburg im Breisgau
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Freiburg 1-1 Bayern

Goal casts an eye over the players on show as Pep Guardiola's side surrendered their 100% start to the Bundesliga season

By Simon Harrison

  • Oliver Baumann
    65
    3
    4.00

    Oliver Baumann Top of the Match

    Had a shaky first half, in which he looked uncertain when claiming several Rafinha and Contento crosses. In the second, however, he made some outstanding saves to deny Thomas Muller.

  • Fallou Diagne
    14
    6
    2.50

    Fallou Diagne

    An energetic and bustling performance from the Senegalese, who covered well and used his impressive athleticism to make up for his team-mates' lack of pace.

  • Oliver Sorg
    11
    9
    2.00

    Oliver Sorg

    Struggled to deal with Shaqiri on his flank. The shape of his side and the way Bayern dragged their opposition around left Sorg with plenty of work to do against the regularly unmarked Swiss.

  • Matthias Ginter
    32
    2
    3.00

    Matthias Ginter

    Made one important block to deny Toni Kroos. Didn't have a stand out game in comparison to his defensive team-mates, but was solid and the partnership of him and Diagne helped to keep Pizarro with his back to goal.

  • Christian Günter
    12
    4
    2.00

    Christian Günter

    A strong first half for the youngster, as he effectively nullified any threat from Rafinha or Thomas Muller, with his pace and strength really aiding his cause.

  • Gelson Fernandes
    23
    2
    3.00

    Gelson Fernandes

    Worked hard in the centre of midfield, making a couple of impressive interceptions early on to disrupt the rhythm of the Bayern midfield. Schweinsteiger struggled against his energy.

  • Jonathan Schmid
    11
    4
    2.50

    Jonathan Schmid

    Had some nice touches on the ball, with the tenacity to apply himself to Streich's pressing game. One of Freiburg's stand out forward players, and will be pleased to have picked up the assist for Hofler's late equaliser.

  • Julian Schuster
    10
    4
    2.50

    Julian Schuster

    Didn't see much of the ball and gave the ball away on a number of occasions, though he did help to stall the build up play of Bayern with a few niggling fouls. Not the best performance for the German.

  • Karim Guédé
    17
    2
    3.00

    Karim Guédé

    Saw little of the ball and struggled against the imposing figure of Dante, though his energy was required to press and hassle the Bayern defence throughout the game.

  • Charles-Elie Laprevotte
    16
    0
    3.00

    Charles-Elie Laprevotte

    The youngster had an evening to remember, testing Neuer to his very limit, as his curling second half effort had to be pushed onto the post by a fingertip from the Bayern man. A lively and encouraging performance.

  • Sebastian Freis
    13
    2
    2.50

    Sebastian Freis

    Freis would have been the player most expected to score for the home side, trying his luck on two occasions when perhaps he could have done a little better. A lively performance.

Substitutions

  • Nicolas Höfler
    26
    1
    3.50

    Nicolas Höfler

    His first contribution was to pick up a yellow card for a poor tackle on Kroos, however he proved to have a much more profound effect on the game in the later stages, cushioning home Freiburg's equaliser after a quick break.

  • Sebastian Kerk
    17
    1
    3.00

    Sebastian Kerk

    Should have equalised for his side in the second half, as he nodded a good back post cross directly at Neuer when it looked easier to tuck the ball inside the post.

  • Mike Hanke
    22
    4
    3.00

    Mike Hanke

    He was strong on the break, driving well down the left in the lead up to Hofler's equaliser. Despite that being his only real contribution other than being a willing outlet, it was a valuable one.

  • Manuel Neuer
    47
    14
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Made a great save to tip a Laprevotte effort onto the foot of the post, and had no chance with Hofler's equaliser.

  • Dante
    36
    32
    3.00

    Dante

    A strong performance, the Brazilian didn't allow for Guede to have any impact on proceedings. Comfortable on the ball and on hand to make the odd important interception when required.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    26
    27
    2.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Not many questions were asked of the Belgian defensively, as he spent more time with the ball at his feet than anywhere else.

  • Rafinha
    20
    38
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Made a few useful crosses when he bombed forward, but was a little lacking defensively and let Hofler in for the equaliser.

  • Diego Contento
    20
    52
    2.00

    Diego Contento Flop of the Match

    Not an impressive showing from the 23-year-old. He put in a couple of decent crosses but failed to contribute much more.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    135
    14
    3.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Lit up the game with his exciting dribbling and opened the scoring for Bayern just after the half hour mark, crashing a loose ball inside Baumann's back post.

  • Mario Götze
    28
    86
    2.00

    Mario Götze

    Went missing somewhat in the centre of the park, as he was restricted to only one real chance, which saw him trickle an effort wide of the post from a tight angle.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    34
    37
    2.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Struggled in the opening stages against a Freiburg side that set up to unnerve and press, giving the ball away needlessly on several occasions.

  • Toni Kroos
    43
    25
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    An efficient performance from Schweinsteiger's midfield partner, Kroos retained possession excellently, as well as carving out several attempts for himself on Baumann's goal.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    22
    44
    2.00

    Claudio Pizarro

    Helped to bring Shaqiri and Gotze into play when holding the ball up, but failed to engineer many opportunities for himself. Released the Swiss international on several occasions, and would have picked up a couple of assists if it hadn't have been for Shaqiri's poor finishing.

  • Thomas Müller
    62
    25
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    Not the most memorable game from the Bayern forward, but he could so easily have been the match winner. Three fantastic Baumann saves in quick succession denied the Germany international from securing the three points for his side.

Substitutions

  • Philipp Lahm
    46
    17
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Kept things neat and tidy. A good substitute to settle things down, but he failed to give Bayern the attacking impetus to kill off the game.

  • Franck Ribéry
    46
    18

    Franck Ribéry

    Lively upon taking to the field, always willing to try and beat his man, driving at tired opposition. Had one snapshot at goal, whistling an effort narrowly over Baumann's crossbar.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
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
Leverkusen
15 2