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May 18, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK — Mönchengladbach
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 51020‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Monchengladbach 3-4 Bayern Munich

Goal evaluates the performances of everyone involved in a game that was effectively decided by the brilliance of die Roten winger Franck Ribery

By Mark Doyle

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
    120
    6
    4.00

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen

    Nothing he could have done about Javi Martinez's cool finish, but he was beaten at his near post by Ribery for Bayern's second. The Frenchman's second-half volley was unstoppable, though, and, in truth, Bayern could have had eight by the end if it had not been for Ter Stegen.

  • Roel Brouwers
    11
    9
    2.50

    Roel Brouwers

    Initially did a decent job alongside Stranzl but was pulled out of position with greater regularity the longer the game went on.

  • Oscar Wendt
    12
    7
    2.50

    Oscar Wendt

    Just like Jantschke, struggled badly with the trickery and movement of Bayern's wide players. Indeed, he was left chasing shadows at times.

  • Tony Jantschke
    13
    6
    3.00

    Tony Jantschke

    Struggled terribly to contain Ribery, who ended the game with two goals and two assists, but he was not alone in that regard. Kept battling right until the end.

  • Martin Stranzl
    17
    4
    3.50

    Martin Stranzl

    Went forward to open the scoring three minutes in, losing his marker before beating Neuer to an Arango free kick. Defended stoutly, thereafter, and was unlucky to end on the losing side.

  • Patrick Herrmann
    23
    5
    3.00

    Patrick Herrmann

    Showed plenty of poise in setting up Nordtveit for Gladbach's third, waiting until precisely the right time before picking out his Norwegian team-mate with a wonderfully weighted pass. Remained a threat until he ran out of steam.

  • Havard Nordtveit
    23
    6
    3.00

    Havard Nordtveit

    Scored Gladbach's third, finishing in a very composed fashion after being put through by Herrmann, and had a decent game overall, using the ball well.

  • Juan Fernando Arango
    27
    4
    3.50

    Juan Fernando Arango

    His brilliant left foot caused chaos throughout, the Venezuelan creating the opener for Stranzl with the most inviting of in-swinging free kicks. Also played his part in Gladbach's third with a sumptuous outside-of-the-foot ball to Herrmann. Also very nearly caught Neuer out with a swerving second-half set piece.

  • Granit Xhaka
    42
    7
    3.00

    Granit Xhaka

    Played an integral role in Gladbach really sticking it up to Bayern in midfield, particularly during the first half. But he, like a lot of his team-mates, eventually faded.

  • Mike Hanke
    27
    4
    3.50

    Mike Hanke

    Double Gladbach's advantage with a composed finish, after going one-on-one with Neuer, and continued to ask questions of the Bayern defence before going off to a deserved standing ovation late on.

  • Branimir Hrgota
    26
    15
    2.00

    Branimir Hrgota Flop of the Match

    Announced his arrival in the Bundesliga with a hat-trick on his first start, against Mainz last weekend, and impressed early on here, setting up strike partner Hanke for a goal with a fine through-ball. However, he disappeared in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Lukas Rupp
    6
    7
    2.50

    Lukas Rupp

    Came on for Hrgota with 25 minutes to go but did not make any impact.

  • Amin Younes
    14
    5
    3.00

    Amin Younes

    Was lively enough in the 12 minutes he was on the field.

  • Luuk de Jong
    14
    9

    Luuk de Jong

    Saw six minutes of action late on but never got a sniff of goal.

  • Manuel Neuer
    78
    32
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Left horribly exposed by his defence for the first time this season. Indeed, there was little he could have done about any of Gladbach's goals during a crazy opening quarter. However, he was solid overall, as per usual.

  • Dante
    54
    56
    2.50

    Dante

    Typified the uncharacteristically sloppy nature of Bayern's performance, with the Brazilian gifting Gladbach a goal by passing the ball straight to Hrgota.

  • Jerome Boateng
    65
    29
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Recovered well after what was a nervy display during the opening quarter. Touch-and-go, though, whether he will hold onto his place in the starting line-up next weekend.

  • Philipp Lahm
    111
    12
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm

    One of the few Bayern defenders to have played anywhere near their usual level, the captain was left dumbstruck by the chaos unfolding inside him but gradually brother some calm to his backline before teeing up Ribery for Bayern's sensational equaliser early in the second half.

  • David Alaba
    96
    14
    3.50

    David Alaba

    Alaba did not look remotely comfortable during a torrid opening 20 minutes for the visitors but got better as the first half wore on and, by the end, he was bombing forward in fine fashion.

  • Franck Ribéry
    339
    6
    5.00

    Franck Ribéry Top of the Match

    The best player on the pitch by some distance. The Frenchman almost single-handedly kept the Bavarians in the game, setting up Javi Martinez for their first goal before then netting himself with a low finish. He then levelled matters with the most sweetly struck volley before teeing up Robben for the last goal.

  • Javi Martínez
    157
    4
    4.00

    Javi Martínez

    One of the key components in Bayern's fightback, finishing in ridiculously composed fashion after being put through by Ribery. Then set about taking charge of the midfield, which he did to predictably devastating effect.

  • Arjen Robben
    123
    22
    3.00

    Arjen Robben

    Just did not show up for opening half hour but went close to scoring shortly before the break with a snap-shot some 12 yards out. Improved immeasurably in the second period and his immaculately controlled volley ultimately proved the winner.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    133
    14
    4.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Has to accept some blame for Bayern's shocking start as he and Martinez failed to get to grips with Gladbach in midfield, or provide his stuttering defence with enough protection. However, just like die Roten, he improved significantly and was the one driving his side forward in the second half.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    83
    43
    2.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Showed some neat touches on the ball but missed a succession of great chances to get on the scoresheet.

  • Thomas Müller
    111
    10
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Was all fancy footwork and intelligent running, helping haul his side back into the match with a clever lay-off that Ribery fired home.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    116
    17
    3.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Unsurprisingly offered his side plenty of energy after his introduction.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    54
    27
    2.50

    Claudio Pizarro

    Did not make much of an impression on the game.

  • Mario Gomez
    67
    28
    2.50

    Mario Gomez

    Took over up top from Mandzukick but did not go close to scoring.

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