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January 19, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ M. Schmidt‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 2-0 Greuther Furth

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye ever events at the Allianz Arena, where Mario Mandzukic led the table-topping hosts to victory with a strike in either half

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Manuel Neuer
    66
    8
    2.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Came scampering off his goalline to head clear one long punt forward, but otherwise, it was a quiet day at the office for him.

  • Dante
    63
    10
    2.50

    Dante

    Much like his central defensive partner Van Buyten, Dante found things almost embarrassingly easy at the back. However, he did make one vital interception on a dangerous cross by Steiber in the second half.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    54
    11
    2.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Hardly the most challenging game for him, as he rarely, if ever, dealt with anything outside of the routine.

  • Philipp Lahm
    49
    24
    2.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Put in a few good tackles to quickly snuff out potential Furth counterattacks before they gathered any momentum. However, his defensive contributions were rarely needed, and he spent most of his time pushed high up the field supporting the attack to good effect.

  • David Alaba
    61
    13
    2.50

    David Alaba

    A sound, if not overly dynamic, game from the fullback, who attended to his sparse defensive responsibilities with little fuss, while providing a decent option out wide on the overlap.

  • Franck Ribéry
    84
    6
    3.00

    Franck Ribéry

    Provided plenty of good moments out wide for the home side, laying on a few glorious chances for his team-mates. Constantly kept the Furth defence guessing with his ability to get to the byeline and to cut infield.

  • Javi Martínez
    67
    13
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Tracked back well to mop up the rare Furth foray into his half, and was quick to provide the back four with an outlet to release the ball. Never pushed outside of his comfort zone, though, it has to be said.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    69
    13
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Controlled the midfield with consummate ease alongside Martinez, spraying countless passes around and operating a a base off which his team could build attacks. Came close with one shot that Hesl saved.

  • Toni Kroos
    60
    15
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    Had one or two unsuccessful pops towards goal from long range, and though he was composed and comfortable with his passing, he never really exerted his authority on proceedings.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    129
    9
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic Top of the Match

    Opened the scoring with a well-struck shot that still required a glaring gaffe by Hesl to find its way into the back of the net. Doubled his tally with a header from a corner. Not the most awe-inspiring display leading the line, but gave his team exactly what they needed to clinch victory.

  • Thomas Müller
    58
    21
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    Put in a dependable shift out wide. Though his shooting was a bit off, he was on point when creating chances for his team-mates, and set up the first for Mandzukic with a low dinked cross.

Substitutions

  • Arjen Robben
    91
    7
    3.00

    Arjen Robben

    Tested the tired defenders with his directness; a lively cameo.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    64
    22
    2.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Did not really impact the game much in his time off the bench.

  • Mario Gomez
    45
    20

    Mario Gomez

    Could not make his presence felt after replacing two-goal hero Mandzukic in the dying minutes.

  • Wolfgang Hesl
    7
    14
    1.50

    Wolfgang Hesl Flop of the Match

    A terrible outing between the posts, as he gifted Bayern the opener with an untidy spill into his own net, before missing an entirely saveable header from Mandzukic for the home side’s second.

  • Lasse Sobiech
    9
    2
    3.00

    Lasse Sobiech

    Lost sight of Mandzukic on the opener, but otherwise recovered well to make a lot of clearances and interceptions that helped to keep the score down.

  • Abdul Rahman Baba
    10
    2
    2.50

    Abdul Rahman Baba

    Made a vital clearance off the line to prevent a surefire Bayern goal, and though he was beaten a few times, he fared relatively well compared to the rest of his team.

  • Thomas Kleine
    4
    3
    3.00

    Thomas Kleine

    Made a series of clearances as Bayern kept attacking, and though he was beaten in the air by Mandzukic for the second goal, he did not often let his guard down otherwise.

  • Stephan Fürstner
    2
    5
    2.50

    Stephan Fürstner

    Like most of the midfield, he was most often seen chasing shadows as Bayern ran rings around him. A trying time for him today.

  • Milorad Pekovic
    4
    5
    2.50

    Milorad Pekovic

    As the main holding midfielder, he did manage to make a few clearances when pushed into his own area, but the quality on display from Bayern was simply too much for him to handle at times.

  • Zoltan Stieber
    3
    3
    2.50

    Zoltan Stieber

    Fashioned probably the visitors’ best chance of the game with a teasing low delivery across the face of goal that was hacked away from danger. Otherwise, his influence on the game was negligible.

  • Thanos Petsos
    2
    4
    2.00

    Thanos Petsos

    Completely overrun in the centre of the park and spent most of the game off the ball, trying in vain to close down his Bayern counterparts.

  • Sercan Sararer
    3
    3
    2.50

    Sercan Sararer

    Offered his side little threat down the right flank and was made to help his fullback in defence for the vast majority of the 90 minutes.

  • Matthias Zimmermann
    3
    4
    2.50

    Matthias Zimmermann

    Won the ball a handful of times when squaring up to his opponent on the flanks and was generally solid defensively, though he found almost no opportunity to go forward.

  • Christopher Nöthe
    2
    4
    1.50

    Christopher Nöthe

    Completely starved of service all game long and was forced to subsist on a diet of hopeless punts forward. Never came remotely close to making an impact.

Substitutions

  • Felix Klaus
    6
    2

    Felix Klaus

    Unsurprisingly unable to do anything of note in the three minutes he was on the field.

  • Jung-Bin Park
    6
    2

    Jung-Bin Park

    Only saw a couple of seconds' worth of action right at the death.

  • Ilir Azemi
    10
    1

    Ilir Azemi

    Came on in place of Nothe midway through the second half but could not influence the game in any way, shape or form.

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