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August 25, 2012 2:30 PM BST
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Thomas Kleine 79′ (OG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Greuther Furth 0-3 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the players on show as Jupp Heynckes' men overcame some stern resistance from their Bavarian rivals to secure a win in their first game of the new Bundesliga season

By Tom Webber

  • Max Grün
    3
    4
    2.00

    Max Grün

    Only had to make one simple save from Mandzukic in the first half before Muller netted the opener which he could do little about. He was unfortunate to see the Croat nod in after denying Robben and was then beaten by a deflection.

  • Mergim Mavraj
    24
    4
    3.00

    Mergim Mavraj

    Provided a strong physical presence in defence but after being beaten to Shaqiri's corner by Dante, he got in the way of Schmidtgal's clearance which allowed Muller to give Bayern the lead.

  • Bernd Nehrig
    4
    3
    2.00

    Bernd Nehrig

    Began the game well at right-back with some impressive challenges on Robben but he was beaten too easily in the second half and did not remain tight to his defenders.

  • Thomas Kleine
    4
    7
    1.50

    Thomas Kleine Flop of the Match

    The 34-year-old looked off the pace throughout and despite keeping Bayern at bay for a while he soon crumbled. A yellow card for a clumsy challenge and an own goal rounded off a poor second half.

  • Heinrich Schmidtgal
    1
    4
    2.50

    Heinrich Schmidtgal

    Started well on his Bundesliga debut as he coped well with the threat of Robben and Lahm for much of the first half, but it was his clearance that hit his team-mate for the opening goal.

  • Stephan Fürstner
    2
    2
    3.00

    Stephan Fürstner

    Screened the defence well and made some decent interceptions and challenges. He orchestrated the midfield well but in the end proved to be overrun by the standard of opposition.

  • Sebastian Tyrala
    3
    2
    2.00

    Sebastian Tyrala

    Helped his side defensively as Furth formed a five-man midfield when they were without the ball, but failed to make the most of a few free kicks in dangerous areas when they really should have tested Neuer.

  • Edgar Prib
    1
    3
    2.00

    Edgar Prib

    With such little possession it was difficult for him to link up with the attack as Bayern dominated the middle. Made some good interceptions but his influence in the opposing half was minimal.

  • Sercan Sararer
    6
    2
    3.00

    Sercan Sararer

    His direct running and flair caused Lahm problems at times but he did not see enough of the ball to really stretch the full-back. Had his team-mates got him involved more it could have been a different story.

  • Felix Klaus
    3
    4
    2.00

    Felix Klaus

    The work of Nehrig at right-back made him the main outlet for Furth's rare attacks. He looked very lively as he attempted to get in behind Badstuber but his final product left a lot to be desired.

  • Fall
    3
    2
    1.50

    Fall

    Completely mishit two chances for Furth in the first half when he should really have tested Neuer. He never looked like getting the better of Boateng and Dante and after a needless yellow card he was withdrawn.

Substitutions

  • Zoltan Stieber
    3
    2
    2.00

    Zoltan Stieber

    Came on for Tyrala with 20 minutes remaining and failed to make an impact on the game.

  • Ilir Azemi
    15
    3
    2.00

    Ilir Azemi

    Replaced Fall in the 62nd minute but stood little chance up against Dante and Boateng.

  • Manuel Neuer
    69
    4
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Commanded his penalty area well as he came and claimed a number of long balls and crosses. Yet he took a few too many risks in vacating his goal that a better team would have punished.

  • Dante
    66
    5
    3.50

    Dante

    Despite being a new addition he was used to building the attacks from the back for Bayern. There were signs of nerves from the Brazilian in the early exchanges.

  • Jerome Boateng
    60
    8
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Was barely involved and he and Dante were hardly posed with a threat down the centre of the field.

  • Philipp Lahm
    92
    8
    4.00

    Philipp Lahm Top of the Match

    Added impetus to the attack and encouraged a change of tempo with quick give-and-go football. He got forward more in the second half which inspired his team to add a few more goals.

  • Holger Badstuber
    60
    8
    3.50

    Holger Badstuber

    Did well to cope with the pace of Klaus in the first half as he was forced to play in the left-back position. Offered very little going forward but put in a solid display.

  • Arjen Robben
    87
    8
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    Was frustrated by Nehrig and Schmidtgalin the first half as his influence was limited. He upped his game in the second half and after breaking past the defence his shot created the chance for Mandzukic to nod in.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    101
    7
    3.50

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Showed glimpses of his control as well as a determination to win the ball for his team. Floated into the centre a lot but didn't quite get involved as he would like.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    58
    6
    3.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    He tracked the play well and made some good challenges and interceptions as he broke down Furth's counterattacks. Had more of an influence in the second half but added very little to the team.

  • Toni Kroos
    63
    15
    4.00

    Toni Kroos

    Looked very neat in midfield with a delightful array of passing as he distributed the ball competently. He gave away a few too many free kicks with some clumsy challenges but Furth could not take advantage.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    97
    4
    4.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Had an unbelievably quiet first half with just an acrobatic effort and a weak header that hardly troubled Grun to his name. Popped up in the right place on the hour mark to head in his side's second goal.

  • Thomas Müller
    72
    12
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Struggled to influence the game from behind Mandzukic but his driving runs showed some frailties in the Furth defence. Pounced on a loose ball on the stroke of half time to hand his team the lead.

Substitutions

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    71
    7
    3.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Came on for Shaqiri in the 72nd minute and continued the domination of midfield for Bayern.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    41
    9

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

    Was brought on in place of Kroos in the final moments as Heynckes wound down the clock.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    51
    6

    Claudio Pizarro

    Replaced Mandzukic in the 81st minute and should have buried a chance in the closing stages but instead fired wide.

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