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January 27, 2013 4:30 PM GMT
Mercedes-Benz-Arena — Stuttgart
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 60441‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Stuttgart 0-2 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the players as two second-half strikes from Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller was enough to secure a routine win for the visitors on Sunday

By Ben McAleer

  • Sven Ulreich
    11
    1
    3.00

    Sven Ulreich

    Unlucky to have been on the losing side, but could do little to deny both goals. Made a number of vital stops, including a good save from Mandzukic with the score 1-0.

  • Serdar Tasci
    11
    5
    3.00

    Serdar Tasci

    Did well enough to keep the score to just 2-0, despite Bayern's dominance. Was beaten to the ball for Muller's goal in the second half.

  • Georg Niedermeier
    9
    4
    3.00

    Georg Niedermeier

    Like Tasci, was impressive in the heart of the Stuttgart defence. Was lucky not to concede a penalty in the second half following a push on Kroos, however.

  • Cristian Molinaro
    4
    14
    1.50

    Cristian Molinaro Flop of the Match

    Gifted Mandzukic the ball for Bayern's opener on the hour mark and never really recovered from that. A day he'd like to forget in a hurry.

  • Antonio Rüdiger
    5
    5
    3.50

    Antonio Rüdiger

    After a poor start, the Stuttgart man grew into the encounter and performed well to ensure Ribery's impact was limited.

  • William Kvist Jörgensen
    8
    3
    3.50

    William Kvist Jörgensen

    The lynchpin in the heart of the Stuttgart midfield. He was essential to shielding the backline and instigating attacks.

  • Ibrahima Traore
    4
    9
    3.00

    Ibrahima Traore

    Came close to setting up the opener in the first half after picking out Harnik at the back post. A constant threat on the left, but never really got the better of Lahm.

  • Christian Gentner
    3
    5
    2.50

    Christian Gentner

    Saw his impact stifled by the disciplined Martinez and never provided the threat that was expected of him.

  • Shinji Okazaki
    7
    7
    3.00

    Shinji Okazaki

    Could've opened the scoring in the first half after flashing a half volley just wide and was the vocal point in Stuttgart's attack before being substituted after the interval.

  • Martin Harnik
    5
    4
    2.00

    Martin Harnik

    Was enjoying himself on the right and almost headed the hosts in front in the first half before foolishly bringing down Ribery in the second to receive his marching orders.

  • Vedad Ibisevic
    5
    8
    2.00

    Vedad Ibisevic

    Isolated up front on his own, a quiet evening for Ibisevic, who was kept in check by Dante and Van Buyten.

Substitutions

  • Tunay Torun
    1
    6
    2.50

    Tunay Torun

    Didn't provide the same threat as Traore and Stuttgart's attack suffered as a result.

  • Raphael Holzhauser
    1
    5
    3.00

    Raphael Holzhauser

    Looked to replicate Okazaki, but was well-marshaled by Schweinsteiger and Martinez.

  • Manuel Neuer
    72
    2
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Bar his mishap at the back in the first half, a relatively routine encounter for the Germany No.1

  • Dante
    79
    2
    3.50

    Dante

    Came close to opening the scoring in the opening 45 minutes, but a solid performance from the Brazilian.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    67
    6
    3.50

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Alongside Dante, kept the Stuttgart attack quiet. Came close to assisting a Muller effort in the second half, but was correctly called offside.

  • Philipp Lahm
    71
    2
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Effective at right-back, supporting the attack and dealing with the Stuttgart attacking threat. An efficient display from the Bayern captain.

  • David Alaba
    65
    6
    3.00

    David Alaba

    Supported Ribery well on the left, providing a stronger attacking threat than his team-mate. Flashed a free kick over the bar in the first half.

  • Franck Ribéry
    54
    17
    2.50

    Franck Ribéry

    A quiet evening for the Frenchman on the left, who really struggled to gain a foothold in the win.

  • Javi Martínez
    64
    12
    3.00

    Javi Martínez

    Connected with a Kroos free kick in the first half, but failed to turn his header towards goal. Kept Bayern ticking over in the middle of the park.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    75
    3
    3.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    A creative threat from the middle of the park, spreading the ball around well to instigate attacks.

  • Toni Kroos
    86
    6
    4.00

    Toni Kroos

    A threat from set pieces throughout the encounter, he could easily have had himself an assist after picking out Mandzukic unmarked in the second half, forcing a good save from Ulreich.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    138
    7
    4.00

    Mario Mandzukic Top of the Match

    After a quiet first half, the Croatian came alive in the second, capitalising on a Molinaro mistake to the net the first before assisting Muller for Bayern's second.

  • Thomas Müller
    82
    12
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Helped himself to a goal in the second half after being picked out by Mandzukic. A good evening for the Germany international.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    64
    8

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Not enough time to make an impact.

  • Mario Gomez
    52
    14

    Mario Gomez

    Not enough time to make an impact.

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