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Played
January 29, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
Weserstadion — Bremen
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 40500‎
 
Arjen Robben 65′
 
Per Mertesacker 76′ (OG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern Munich

Goal.com assesses the individuals who featured in Bayern's 3-1 win against Bremen.

By Clark Whitney

  • Tim Wiese
    11
    33
    1.50

    Tim Wiese Flop of the Match

    Had an otherwise strong performance marred by a senseless foul committed out of frustration. Made brilliant saves from Ottl and Gomez, and had no fault in any of the Bayern goals, but also made a mistake as he failed to punch clear in the 36th minute, leaving the goal at Gomez's mercy. Will be missed after being sent off.

  • Mikael Silvestre
    23
    23
    2.50

    Mikael Silvestre

    The weakest link, as usual. Came close with a header early, but then committed some clumsy fouls, and was badly burned for pace by Gomez. Allowed Robben in ahead of him for the equaliser, and also struggled in possession as he completed just nine of 20 passes.

  • Sebastian Prödl
    7
    13
    2.50

    Sebastian Prödl

    Assisted Mertesacker's goal with a header and made some good stops from Robben. However, he earned a booking for a poor challenge and the own goal was largely his fault, not Mertesacker's.

  • Per Mertesacker
    49
    7
    3.00

    Per Mertesacker

    Heroically stopped chances for Gomez (27') and Robben (62'), and netted the opener with all the precision of a top-class striker. Then, he conceded the own goal that cost Bremen a valuable point - it was very unlucky for the man, who would have earned a rating of 8.0 had it not been for the one costly error he made.

  • Petri Pasanen
    6
    5
    2.00

    Petri Pasanen

    Strong in the right back role - looked an improvement upon Fritz, who has left much to be desired at the back. Won his challenges, and had no fault in any of the goals.

  • Marko Marin
    28
    4
    2.50

    Marko Marin

    Made some good runs - his agility caused trouble for Bayern. However, he rarely received the ball, and was well marked.

  • Philipp Bargfrede
    6
    9
    2.50

    Philipp Bargfrede

    Offered stability in defensive midfield, and put in a tremendous amount of work. His intensity forced errors from the Bayern midfield, although the youngster was found to be lacking a bit of technique.

  • Aaron Hunt
    9
    4
    1.50

    Aaron Hunt

    A rare bright spot in the Bremen attack - the playmaker lived up to his potential today, even if his service was limited. Hunt found Fritz in the opening seconds, and held up the ball well in attack.

  • Torsten Frings
    24
    4
    3.00

    Torsten Frings

    Might have been man of the match before his lazy, half-hearted clearance attempt at the death. Won eight of his 11 challenges and played Schweinsteiger off the park...but then allowed Mueller to take the ball away and set up Klose's 3-1.

  • Clemens Fritz
    7
    6
    2.00

    Clemens Fritz

    Combative and very energetic in midfield - it might be a more appropriate position than his usual right back, where he has struggled as of late. Won his challenges and frustrated Pranjic. Had a chance to open the scoring early, but struck with the finish of a defender, and had his effort saved.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    9
    6
    2.00

    Claudio Pizarro

    Took and created a combined 0 shots. Was given minimal service and he did indeed work hard, but a striker has to do more.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Mielitz
    6
    3
    0.00

    Sebastian Mielitz

    Replaced Wiese in goal for the closing seconds after the #1 was sent off.

  • Sandro Wagner
    4
    4
    0.00

    Sandro Wagner

    Came in for the final 10 minutes, but didn't have the chance to make an impact in attack.

  • Florian Trinks
    15
    3
    0.00

    Florian Trinks

    The youngster made his Bundesliga debut as he replaced Marin for the final 23 minutes, and was quite active out wide. His cross should have won a penalty from Luiz Gustavo, but Bremen were unlucky not to receive the benefit of the referee's whistle.

  • Thomas Kraft
    95
    3
    3.00

    Thomas Kraft

    Made a vital save from Fritz in the opening moments, and had a couple important clearances. An all-round impressive performance, even though he was not tested very often.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    74
    7
    2.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    Should have been whistled for a hand ball at 1-1, but was lucky enough to get away with it. Won eight of his 13 challenges and proved a useful auxiliary attacker on the left flank.

  • Holger Badstuber
    82
    3
    3.50

    Holger Badstuber

    Defended well without having to slide in to commit himself: the mark of a top defender. Did well to deny the crafty and agile Marin on a number of occasions.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    75
    14
    2.50

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

    Shaky in the first quarter hour, but the Ukrainian improved afterwards and formed a good partnership with Badstuber. Moved into a holding midfield role later on and looked sturdy.

  • Philipp Lahm
    123
    8
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm Top of the Match

    Conceded a rare free kick early, but the new captain really took responsibility for his team in the second half. Lahm judged his positioning flawlessly; he was back in defence when he needed to be, but also provided excellent support for Robben in attack. Even took over Schweinsteiger's role on occasion as he played some creative passes in the middle.

  • Thomas Müller
    120
    20
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    His lasting contribution will be the good work to create and assist the 3-1, but Mueller was a regular threat. His direct nature in attack forced the Werder defence to make good stops, but also resulted in harried clearances. Mueller's work kept the ball in Bayern's attacking half.

  • Danijel Pranjic
    66
    13
    3.00

    Danijel Pranjic

    Allowed Fritz to sneak in behind him in the first minute, but improved. A bit passive at times, but always neat and tidy with the ball, and he sent in a good cross to assist the 1-1.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    57
    65
    2.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    A very poor game for the midfielder who was well below his world class best. Committed far too many fouls, and might have been sent off by another referee - he was simply too slow to the ball, and Frings was decidedly the better player on the day. Schweinsteiger's one good contribution was a well-played ball to Gomez in the 27th minute.

  • Andreas Ottl
    41
    23
    2.50

    Andreas Ottl

    Came close with a good shot from distance early on, but was too passive in midfield and gave the ball away too easily. Is capable of much, much more.

  • Arjen Robben
    141
    9
    2.50

    Arjen Robben

    Always looks like the most dangerous man on the pitch, and for good reason. After a poor start to the game, the Dutch winger increasingly gathered momentum, and like Mueller, forced the Bremen defence to make good stops. Eventually got the better of Silvestre as he knocked in the 1-1.

  • Mario Gomez
    55
    68
    2.50

    Mario Gomez

    His first poor game in quite some time. Gomez was denied by a great Wiese save, but should have done better with his free header and another chance he had in the 79th minute. His hard work did force Mertesacker's own goal, but of course there was a certain amount of luck involved.

Substitutions

  • Breno
    39
    4
    0.00

    Breno

    Made a brief, nine-minute appearance and had little to do at the back - most of the play was in the Bayern attacking half at that time.

  • Miroslav Klose
    109
    4
    3.00

    Miroslav Klose

    Scored with a simple tap-in, but the goal will help the veteran striker gather confidence.

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