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September 2, 2012 4:30 PM BST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 6-1 Stuttgart

Goal.com rates the players on show as Thomas Muller puts in a first-class display, scoring twice and adding an assist, to lead the Bavarians to an emphatic victory

By Tom Webber

  • Manuel Neuer
    88
    8
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Made a great save to deny Harnik in the fourth minute but could not keep out the Austrian at the second time of asking. From then on he dealt with everything that was thrown at him and commanded his area well.

  • Dante
    82
    8
    4.00

    Dante

    Looked very composed on the ball but did not have as much influence in the building of attacks as he did last week. He was guilty of trying to do too much at times but he never neglected his defensive duties.

  • Jerome Boateng
    81
    8
    4.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Was posed with very little to do all afternoon but he did not set a foot wrong and kept Vedad Ibisevic quiet throughout the whole match. He was solid and looks to be striking up a good understanding with Dante.

  • Philipp Lahm
    79
    5
    4.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Charged forward regularly to help provide an extra attacking outlet for his side. With him playing so far forward, Bayern hardly missed Arjen Robben and he assisted Luiz Gustavo for his unbelievable strike.

  • Holger Badstuber
    75
    15
    3.50

    Holger Badstuber

    Had a relatively easy night at left back despite some impressive early play from Harnik. He soon quietened the Austrian and picked his moments to charge forward well.

  • Franck Ribéry
    82
    9
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Afforded a lot of space in the wide areas and was involved in the prolific attacks of his side. Replaced by Shaqiri.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    106
    3
    4.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    Aided his team's attacks regularly with some driving runs forward but was also strong in the challenge. He shaved the outside of the post in the first period but made up for it with a magnificent strike in the 43rd minute.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    101
    9
    4.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Put in a very neat and tidy performance as Bayern ensured a dominant day in the middle of the park. The opposing midfielders could get nowhere near him and he notched his first goal of the season with a second-half header.

  • Toni Kroos
    112
    7
    4.50

    Toni Kroos

    Pulled the strings in the centre of the park with a very competent display. His distribution was of the highest quality and he also got on the score sheet with a thunderous effort from 20 yards.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    104
    7
    4.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Had no influence in the first half but came to life in the second as the Stuttgart defence crumbled. Was on hand to tap home from a rebound after Muller's shot and gave the defenders a torrid time.

  • Thomas Müller
    145
    8
    4.50

    Thomas Müller Top of the Match

    The 22-year-old continued his fine start to the season with an excellent display. Brought his side from behind with his first goal and added a second early in the second half. Supplied an assist for Schweinsteiger and still could have scored even more.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    81
    6

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Replaced Ribery in the 73rd minute but with his team in cruise control he could not make an impact on the game.

  • Javi Martínez
    103
    6

    Javi Martínez

    Made his debut in front of a sell-out crowd but was only given 13 minutes as he came on for Schweinsteiger.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    64
    12
    3.00

    Claudio Pizarro

    Replaced Mandzukic in the 69th minute and gave the Stuttgart defenders no respite with an industrious stint.

  • Sven Ulreich
    6
    6
    2.50

    Sven Ulreich

    Was not as bad as the scoreline suggests but he did make some basic errors for the goals. He parried a shot straight to Muller rather than to the side as Bayern equalised and saw more goals added following rebounds.

  • Gotoku Sakai
    4
    7
    1.50

    Gotoku Sakai

    Did not get tight enough to Ribery but, fortunately for the defender, the Frenchman did not have his best game. He was beaten all too easily as Bayern ran riot in the second half.

  • Serdar Tasci
    4
    8
    2.00

    Serdar Tasci

    Will have been hugely disappointed to have seen his side ship six goals. He did his best to limit Mandzukic's effect in the first half but failed to orchestrate the defence with any conviction in the second half.

  • Arthur Boka
    2
    6
    1.50

    Arthur Boka

    Put in a great delivery for his side's only goal but his eagerness to attack left his team severely exposed as he was caught out of position all too frequently, enabling Bayern to counter with ease.

  • Javi Martínez
    2
    7
    1.50

    Javi Martínez

    Had a hugely disappointing game as he was terrorised by the Bayern forwards. He seemed well off the pace and showed a lack of foresight in his reading of the game and also his positioning.

  • William Kvist Jörgensen
    11
    2
    2.50

    William Kvist Jörgensen

    Put in a combative display in midfield, providing his side with a little bit of backbone in an otherwise limp performance. However, he failed to contribute anything to the team going forward and spent much of his time chasing shadows.

  • Christian Gentner
    4
    6
    1.50

    Christian Gentner

    Did not close Luiz Gustavo down quick enough and the Brazilian punished him with a terrific strike. He was completely overrun in the middle of the park and his absence would barely have been noticed.

  • Tamas Hajnal
    3
    7
    1.50

    Tamas Hajnal

    Failed to make a mark on the game despite a bright start for the visitors. His lack of defensive ability was exposed and he was substituted at half time.

  • Shinji Okazaki
    6
    12
    1.50

    Shinji Okazaki

    Showed rare glimpses of speed in an otherwise unimpressive display. He failed to offer the same sort of guile as Harnik did on the right, leaving his side impotent in front of goal.

  • Martin Harnik
    10
    4
    2.50

    Martin Harnik

    Rattled the bar in the opening minutes but found the net soon after with a delightful volley that displayed immense technique. He could offer little else thereafter as Stuttgart saw very small amounts of the ball.

  • Vedad Ibisevic
    14
    22
    1.50

    Vedad Ibisevic Flop of the Match

    Was almost invisible in attack for his side and offered them nothing up top. A poor performance was compounded with a red card for a shove on Boateng in the 74th minute.

Substitutions

  • Mamadou Bah
    2
    6
    1.50

    Mamadou Bah

    Replaced Okazaki in the 69th minute but failed to add anything to his side.

  • Ibrahima Traore
    1
    5

    Ibrahima Traore

    Was brought on for Harnik in the 89th minute and had no time to impact the game.

  • Tunay Torun
    3
    6
    1.50

    Tunay Torun

    Came on for Hajnal at half time but offered nothing different as Stuttgart conceded three goals within six minutes of him being on the pitch.

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