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December 7, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
Weserstadion — Bremen
Referee:‬ M. Fritz‎
Attendance:‬ 42100‎
 
 
Assani Lukimya 21′ (OG)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mario Götze 90′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Werder Bremen 0-7 Bayern Munich

Franck Ribery inspired a rampant Roten to a resounding win which stretches their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 40 games

By Tom Webber

  • Raphael Wolf
    11
    11
    3.00

    Raphael Wolf

    The keeper was perhaps unfortunate to have his own centre-back steer the opening goal past him and from then on his defence struggled. He made a couple of good saves, but conceding another six will damage his confidence.

  • Santiago García
    5
    13
    1.00

    Santiago García

    Made a few well-judged challenges throughout the game but ultimately the Argentine was outnumbered far too frequently on his flank. It allowed Bayern to exploit a lot of space around him and it was the source of three of their goals.

  • Luca Caldirola
    6
    17
    1.50

    Luca Caldirola

    The centre-back was given a torrid time by Bayern and he practically found it impossible to cope with the movement of all their runners. He lacked organisation alongside Lukimya as Bremen were utterly hammered.

  • Assani Lukimya
    4
    23
    1.00

    Assani Lukimya

    Brought an end to his team's decent start when he sent Ribery's cross through his own goal to break the deadlock. He struggled to cope with the movement of Mandzukic and also left space in the channels which the opposing midfielders exploited.

  • Theodor Gebre Selassie
    3
    16
    1.50

    Theodor Gebre Selassie

    The Czech international played in the centre of midfield and struggled to have any real influence on the game. He did not get on the ball enough to supply the more attacking players with ammunition, nor did he fight in the middle for it.

  • Cedrick Makiadi
    5
    17
    1.50

    Cedrick Makiadi

    Made a few strong challenges in midfield but as the game went on he grew increasingly frustrated at his inability to get close to the ball and break apart the play. He offered very little support to the forwards throughout.

  • Clemens Fritz
    7
    21
    1.00

    Clemens Fritz Flop of the Match

    Pushed on from right-back early on but was quickly exposed by Ribery as he beat him on the far side before crossing for the opener. He was then caught napping, playing the Frenchman onside as he assisted Bayern's fourth of the afternoon.

  • Eljero Elia
    18
    12
    2.00

    Eljero Elia

    The winger worked hard during the first half and caused some problems with his pace. He created two of his side's best opportunities but he vanished after the break and was withdrawn by Dutt.

  • Aaron Hunt
    11
    15
    2.00

    Aaron Hunt

    Put some decent crosses into the area and was probably his side's most dangerous player in the first half, however he wasted their best chance of the game. He was anonymous in the second half as Bayern ran riot.

  • Franco Di Santo
    10
    14
    2.00

    Franco Di Santo

    Found it extremely difficult to get involved in the game so he drifted out into wide areas at times. This left his team short in the middle and therefore Bayern could cope with their attacks far easier.

  • Nils Petersen
    9
    16
    1.50

    Nils Petersen

    The striker's movement was poor and he saw very little of the ball throughout the game. He never looked like scoring against his former team and he afforded Van Buyten too much space in the box as he headed in Bayern's second.

Substitutions

  • Mehmet Ekici
    7
    15
    1.50

    Mehmet Ekici

    Replaced Di Santo in the 61st minute but was unable to stem the tide of Bayern's dominance.

  • Özkan Yildirim
    5
    13
    1.50

    Özkan Yildirim

    Brought on for Hunt in the 72nd minute but did not get a chance to utilise his pace and did not chip in defensively.

  • Philipp Bargfrede
    6
    13
    1.50

    Philipp Bargfrede

    Came on for Makiadi just after the hour mark but offered no more steel in the midfield.

  • Manuel Neuer
    116
    6
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    The keeper was only really tested once in the first half and he did brilliantly to stay big and deny Hunt from close range. He was a spectator for much of the rest of the game and will be pleased with another clean sheet.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    118
    7
    3.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    It was a strong performance from the experienced Belgian. He helped keep opportunities for the hosts to a minimum and also supplied a threat at the other end, finding the net with a header in the first half.

  • Rafinha
    90
    12
    3.00

    Rafinha

    A very adventurous performance from the right-back as he spent much of the game in the opposition half. He was a continual source of width on the right and he made a number of positive runs.

  • Jerome Boateng
    92
    11
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    The centre-back side-footed a great opportunity to break the deadlock early on wide of the target, but at the other end he was a bit more reliable. He was comfortable in the air, but struggled with the pace of Elia.

  • David Alaba
    125
    8
    3.50

    David Alaba

    A dynamic performance from the Austrian as he chased up and down the left flank all afternoon. He gave plenty of support to Ribery and managed to assist the Frenchman for his second of the day late on.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    172
    16
    4.00

    Thiago Alcántara

    Showed immense class in the centre of the park. He held back and allowed the full backs to bomb on, but still influenced the game with his passing range. He also switched up the tempo by gliding past opponents and moving it on or drawing fouls.

  • Franck Ribéry
    274
    22
    4.50

    Franck Ribéry Top of the Match

    The Frenchman was a consistent source of danger as he regularly threatened with his electric dribbling down the flanks. His cross led to the opening goal and he later added two of his own and yet another assist. A fantastic outing for him.

  • Mario Götze
    164
    15
    3.50

    Mario Götze

    Began the game in a very lively manner and caused a number of problems with his dribbling. He drew players out of position with his movement and assisted Muller's goal before capping his game with a late strike himself.

  • Toni Kroos
    131
    11
    3.50

    Toni Kroos

    Played a measured game, never really pushing himself too hard but doing everything required to the highest level. He put a number of quality deliveries into the box and earned an assist for Van Buyten's goal.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    175
    17
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    The striker's movement was brilliant all evening as he regularly pulled into space in the box to offer a target for his team-mates. He played a part in the third goal by releasing Muller and got one of his own late on.

  • Thomas Müller
    132
    20
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    Struggled to really get involved in the opening stages but his influence grew after Bayern broke the deadlock. He assisted Ribery's first goal and volleyed a great finish past Wolf in the second half. He then set up Gotze for the game's final goal.

Substitutions

  • Dante
    88
    11
    2.50

    Dante

    Replaced Boateng in the 62nd minute and had a composed 30 minutes in defence.

  • Jan Kirchhoff
    81
    12
    2.50

    Jan Kirchhoff

    Brought on for Kroos in the 70th minute.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    98
    6

    Claudio Pizarro

    Came on for Thiago with just under 15 minutes remaining and played a part in the sixth goal with a lovely backheel.

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