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February 18, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
MAGE SOLAR Stadion — Freiburg im Breisgau
Referee:‬ P. Gagelmann‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Freiburg 0-0 Bayern Munich

Goal.com assesses the individuals on hand as the Bavarians were held to a surprise draw by the struggling Breisgau

By Clark Whitney

  • Oliver Baumann
    16
    2
    3.00

    Oliver Baumann

    Had surprisingly few shots come his way, but did well to deny Muller and Robben either side of half-time. Organised his defence well.

  • Fallou Diagne
    3
    4
    0.00

    Fallou Diagne

    An anomaly in the Freiburg defence, the Cameroonian centre-back was booked early after being badly beaten by Ribery, and that instance was one of many. Replaced with 25 minutes left to play.

  • Oliver Sorg
    8
    2
    0.00

    Oliver Sorg

    Charged with the task of marking Ribery, the youngster did very well. Aggressive and strong in the challenge, he largely kept the Frenchman under wraps.

  • Immanuel Höhn
    8
    2
    0.00

    Immanuel Höhn

    Very good performance from the young German, who kept Gomez quiet, and on one occasion cut off Kroos' run when the Bayern man looked like he might create a chance. Defended by moving, rather than having to step in on the man with the ball.

  • Cedrick Makiadi
    8
    3
    0.00

    Cedrick Makiadi

    Looked like scoring in one instance, but had his finish blocked. Cool in possession and very adept defensively - when without the ball, he helped his backline shackle Bayern.

  • Jan Rosenthal
    6
    3
    0.00

    Jan Rosenthal

    Worked extremely hard on the wing, and was not at all goal-shy. Never really tested Neuer, and struggled with his passing, but can be credited for his boldness.

  • Jonathan Schmid
    6
    3
    0.00

    Jonathan Schmid

    Guilty of leaving Muller alone in one instance late in the first half, but otherwise impressed. Might have been guilty of a penalty for a foul on Robben, but was not whistled for an offence, and that is all that matters.

  • Johannes Flum
    7
    1
    0.00

    Johannes Flum

    Almost scored a wonder-goal after a brilliant run, but was denied by Boateng. Also did brilliantly to nod clear with Gomez waiting. Performed in all the critical moments.

  • Daniel Caligiuri
    20
    4
    0.00

    Daniel Caligiuri Top of the Match

    Set up Jendrisek following a good run on the quarter-hour mark, and had a chance of his own just barely denied by Boateng. Nearly won it late, but Neuer produced a save.

  • Ivan Santini
    10
    3
    0.00

    Ivan Santini

    The newcomer was quiet from open play, and was continuously bested by Boateng. However, he did cause danger from dead-ball situations, especially in the opening half.

  • Erik Jendrisek
    10
    3
    0.00

    Erik Jendrisek

    Only had one decent chance all game, in the 15th minute, and had all his plans foiled afterwards. Hooked with nine minutes left.

Substitutions

  • Karim Guédé
    10
    3
    0.00

    Karim Guédé

    A defensive substitution in the second half, the Slovakian helped close up shop at the back.

  • Garra Dembele
    5
    2
    0.00

    Garra Dembele

    On for the final nine minutes and barely had a touch.

  • Stefan Reisinger
    4
    2
    0.00

    Stefan Reisinger

    A substitute for the last 15 minutes, he dropped into midfield and helped ensure a sharing of the points.

  • Manuel Neuer
    58
    8
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Not given very much direct trouble against his goal, but did well to deny Caligiuri late in the match, and distributed the ball expertly from the back.

  • Rafinha
    26
    17
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Neither the best nor the worst of games for the Brazilian, who along with the majority of his team, struggled during his time on the pitch. Replaced at the start of the second half.

  • Jerome Boateng
    70
    9
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    A bright spot in the Bavarians' defence, the former Hamburg and Manchester City defender helped his side avoid what very easily could have ended in a defeat. Made two goal-saving challenges.

  • Philipp Lahm
    39
    19
    2.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Games like this are the type in which a captain should inspire his team, but today, Lahm could not rise to the challenge. Defensively poor in the first half, and could not spur on his side going forward when a goal was so desperately needed.

  • David Alaba
    34
    12
    2.50

    David Alaba

    Another relative bright spot for Bayern, the Austrian adapted well whether in midfield or defensive areas. Guilty of a bad pass or two, but worked very hard and defended well.

  • Holger Badstuber
    37
    14
    3.00

    Holger Badstuber

    Denied a goal by the offside flag, and had another header miss narrowly wide. Defensively, he made one nice intervention, but was occasionally too hesitant.

  • Franck Ribéry
    31
    21
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Halted, legally or illegally, nearly every time he started a run. A marked man throughout, the French winger was only able to create one chance on the evening, a cross that set up Muller shortly before half-time.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    23
    28
    2.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    The Brazliian's lack of versatility was exposed: Bayern needed not just a purely defensive midfielder in his position, but one who could perform duties at both ends. Guilty of conceding a few free kicks needlessly,

  • Toni Kroos
    32
    24
    2.00

    Toni Kroos

    Has been one of Europe's finest midfielders this season, but did not show his best form on Saturday. Made some good deliveries from set-pieces, but his passing from open play was much less convincing.

  • Thomas Müller
    25
    25
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Much like his namesake, Gerd, the 22-year-old was able to play anonymously for almost the entire game, but had his chance. But unlike Gerd, Thomas' volley, however brilliantly taken it was, did not find the net as Baumann saved.

  • Mario Gomez
    37
    44
    1.50

    Mario Gomez Flop of the Match

    Disappointing from the Germany international, who played for 73 minutes but made just 13 contacts with the ball, none of which was a shot or pass to set up an attempt on goal. May have depended on service from his team-mates, but surely could have done more.

Substitutions

  • Arjen Robben
    63
    11
    3.00

    Arjen Robben

    Came on at the start of the second half and began very well, having one shot saved by Baumann and a penalty claim denied. Quiet from open play afterwards, however: he only managed to deliver some good free kicks into the box.

  • Ivica Olic
    35
    18
    0.00

    Ivica Olic

    Replaced Gomez for the final 17 minutes and worked hard, but was no more present in attack than his predecessor.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Dortmund
15 5