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November 17, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
Grundig-Stadion — Nürnberg
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 50000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Nurnberg 1-1 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the players on show as despite an early Mario Mandzukic strike, Jupp Heynckes' men are unable to secure a win over their 10-man Bavarian rivals

By Tom Webber

  • Raphael Schäfer
    5
    1
    3.00

    Raphael Schäfer

    The keeper could have been expecting a much more difficult game before kick off, but was largely untested on the day. He made a great save to deny Rafinha in the first half and patrolled his area well from set plays.

  • Per Nilsson
    5
    1
    3.50

    Per Nilsson

    Seemed stunned after Mandzukic's early strike but he did well to recover. Alongside Klose, Nilsson ensured that Nurnberg were watertight in the second half. He headed off target in the second half - a chance which could have provided the winner.

  • Timm Klose
    5
    1
    3.50

    Timm Klose

    Provided a fantastic physical presence in the heart of defence that Bayern found difficult to break past. He read the play well and time his tackles excellently to stunt the visitors' momentum after Mandzukic's early strike.

  • Horacio Javier Pinola
    0
    3
    2.50

    Horacio Javier Pinola

    Was guilty of leaving too much space on his side of defence which was exploited by Kroos and Muller in the early stages. He soon bucked his ideas up but the early damage had already been done.

  • Timothy Chandler
    2
    3
    3.50

    Timothy Chandler

    Ventured forward on the right frequently as was integral to his the majority of his side's attacks. He kept Alaba on his toes but was let down by some poor delivery at times. Nevertheless, an energetic display from the American.

  • Timmy Simons
    1
    2
    3.00

    Timmy Simons

    Was put in the midfield to break apart the play and screen the defence but was not always effective in this role. He gave the ball away too cheaply and left a lot to be desired in the tackle but his determination shut Bayern out late on.

  • Markus Feulner
    11
    6
    4.00

    Markus Feulner Top of the Match

    Competed well in midfield, hunting down the ball and distributing it well. He helped ensure Bayern did not enjoy total retention of possession and equalised early in the second half with a swerving, long-range strike.

  • Timo Gebhart
    2
    4
    2.50

    Timo Gebhart

    The former Stuttgart man was very comfortable when in possession provided a very cool head out on the left. He failed to test Neuer from a great area early in the first half and was lucky his team held out in the closing stages after a stupid sending off.

  • Hiroshi Kiyotake
    18
    2
    3.00

    Hiroshi Kiyotake

    Looked a bit jittery in the early stages, a failed Cruyff turn that rolled out of play the perfect example. Nevertheless, he eventually settled and put in some quality deliveries for set plays. His dribbling was also impressive.

  • Mike Frantz
    0
    3
    2.50

    Mike Frantz

    Offered no drive from the middle as he rarely saw the ball. He spent much of his time moving around the pitch and did not attempt to get in possession and help his side work their way back into the game.

  • Sebastian Polter
    2
    2
    2.50

    Sebastian Polter

    Was thwarted by a great Alaba tackle early on and it proved to be one of few chances. He failed to spearhead his side's attack and only threatened Van Buyten once but his second-half header was saved by Neuer.

Substitutions

  • Noah Korczowski
    1
    2

    Noah Korczowski

    Replaced Kiyotake in the 80th minute and was unable to influence the match.

  • Marvin Plattenhardt
    1
    1

    Marvin Plattenhardt

    Brought on in place of Polter in the 89th minute and could not make an impact on proceedings.

  • Alexander Esswein
    3
    2
    2.50

    Alexander Esswein

    Came on for Frantz in the 66th minute but did not get a real chance to work Neuer as he failed to offer an additional threat in attack.

  • Manuel Neuer
    38
    10
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Had nothing to do in the first half but was caught out by Feulner's swerving effort minutes after the restart. He did well to save from Polter midway through the second period but failed to inspire confidence with some mad moments.

  • Dante
    37
    0
    3.00

    Dante

    Never looked like allowing Polter to get the better of him at the back and limited space in the channels. However, he did not get as much time to sit on the ball as usual and could not get on the end of any attacking set pieces.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    33
    6
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    The veteran Belgian had a solid enough afternoon, only being beaten to a single header by Polter in the second half. Fortunately, Neuer spared his blushes with a decent save.

  • Rafinha
    20
    16
    2.50

    Rafinha

    Did not attack as much as expected and should have made the most of Nurnberg's lopsided focus. He should well have bagged a goal in a 33rd-minute counterattack but his shot lacked conviction.

  • David Alaba
    38
    4
    3.00

    David Alaba

    Made a terrific challenge inside the area with seven minutes played to stop Polter from firing a shot on goal. He motored up and down the left flank and caused a number of problems. However, he did look vulnerable to Chandler's runs from deep.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    60
    4
    3.50

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Displayed his excellent technique with a decent all-round attacking game. He made some great passes, particularly putting Rafinha through on the half-hour mark, and dribbled well.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    42
    3
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Initiated and orchestrated a number of swift Bayern counterattacks from deep, but his team-mates were unable to take full advantage. He did not get up to support the forwards in the final third enough.

  • Toni Kroos
    36
    8
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    Controlled superbly before rolling a pinpoint ball across the box for Mandzukic to open the scoring. He popped up in space all afternoon but a header on the stroke of half time should really have ended in a goal.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    18
    28
    2.00

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Flop of the Match

    Had a hand in the opening goal but did very little to stake a claim for more minutes in the first team. He always seemed a step behind the play and this enabled Nurnberg to build momentum throughout the game.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    50
    6
    3.00

    Mario Mandzukic

    Scored with his very first opportunity, putting Bayern ahead in the third minute. His movement was impressive, regularly finding space in behind the defenders, but he received a lack of service for the remainder of the game.

  • Thomas Müller
    36
    11
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    The Germany international had a relatively quiet afternoon by his sides. He did get into a few promising positions but was unable to forge anything of not for his side. He will no doubt be eager to return to a more central position.

Substitutions

  • Philipp Lahm
    44
    2
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Replaced Rafinha shortly after the hour mark and offered an additional attacking outlet down the right flank. He put in a couple of good crosses but Bayern could not find a winner.

  • Javi Martínez
    26
    14
    2.50

    Javi Martínez

    Brought on for Tymoshchuk in the 53rd minute, the Spaniard struggled to adapt to the pace of the game. He was left to chase back more than aid momentum going the other way and made some clumsy challenges.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    22
    7

    Claudio Pizarro

    The highest-scoring foreign Bundesliga player of all time was given 13 minutes, in place of Mandzuki,c to find the net once more. Chances never arose and he was unable to add to his tally.

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