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October 23, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Stade Pierre-Mauroy — Villeneuve d'Ascq
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
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Thomas Müller 20′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Lille 0-1 Bayern Munich

Goal.com rates the talent on show as the Bavarians got their Champions League campaign back on track with a narrow victory in northern France

By Enis Koylu

  • Mickaël Landreau
    7
    4
    2.50

    Mickaël Landreau

    Despite ending up on the losing side, the Lille keeper barely had a save to make in this one. Dealt with crosses fairly well, and can hardly be blamed for not saving a penalty.

  • Lucas Digne
    3
    11
    2.50

    Lucas Digne

    Made a great maraud forward early on, and followed it up with an excellent cross, but then came in with a clumsy tackle on Lahm to give away a penalty.

  • Djibril Sidibé
    1
    7
    2.50

    Djibril Sidibé

    Looked out of his depth for much of the first half, sending in a number of clumsy challenges, but recovered somewhat in the second, making a few good crosses, and a great block to deny Shaqiri.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    1
    6
    2.50

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Like Beria, he put in a decent performance at the centre of defence without setting the world alight. Made some good tackles and read the game well.

  • Franck Beria
    5
    3
    3.00

    Franck Beria

    His side's best defender, the 29-year-old did an excellent job of shackling Mandzukic and reading play well when Bayern looked threatening. His good passing helped start the odd counter too.

  • Florent Balmont
    1
    9
    2.50

    Florent Balmont

    One of his side's livelier players, the stand-in skipper was a willing runner throughout, and always wanted to shoot, only for his aim to let him down.

  • Marvin Martin
    4
    6
    2.50

    Marvin Martin

    Had a frustrating evening's work. Was snuffed out of possession by the Bayern midfield and defenders, preventing him from truly exerting his influence on the game.

  • Benoit Pedretti
    1
    12
    2.00

    Benoit Pedretti

    His presence was barely felt in the centre of the pitch as Bayern were able to control possession throughout. Pressed well early in the second half, but tailed off. An anonymous performance.

  • Salomon Kalou
    1
    19
    1.50

    Salomon Kalou

    Was mostly completely quiet for the vast majority of his 57 minutes on the pitch. Failed to have any prolonged period of possession, and gave the ball away on a couple of occasions.

  • De Melo
    1
    9
    2.00

    De Melo

    Did well to make a nuisance of himself in the box as Lille tried to exploit the flanks, but could have got his name on the scoresheet were his positioning a little better.

  • Nolan Roux
    5
    4
    2.50

    Nolan Roux

    Forced out onto the wing, he did a decent job, sending in a couple of decent crosses, but went missing all too often, and was barely noticeable in the box.

Substitutions

  • Dimitri Payet
    1
    6
    2.00

    Dimitri Payet

    Replaced Kalou just before the hour mark, but barring some decent passes, barely made his presence felt.

  • Ryan Mendes
    7
    2
    3.00

    Ryan Mendes

    Came off the bench late on and almost made an immediate impact, forcing a mistake from Dante, but could not take advantage. His running was a threat to Bayern, though.

  • Manuel Neuer
    76
    7
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Was lively as ever in his box, claiming crosses and acting almost as a sweeper, but did not have a save to make as Lille's finishing failed them.

  • Dante
    45
    30
    3.00

    Dante

    Almost gave away two points with a suicidal pass to Mendes in his own box at the end, but was otherwise assured, limiting the opponents' goalscoring opportunities fairly well.

  • Jerome Boateng
    68
    9
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Put in the sort of performance we have come to expect of him - making good interceptions and reading the game well, only to be found guilty of some lax passing. A decent showing on the whole, however.

  • Philipp Lahm
    78
    6
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Perhaps went down a little softly for the penalty, but did brilliantly to exploit the space afforded to him down the right time and time again, and played some excellent crosses towards Muller.

  • Holger Badstuber
    44
    26
    2.50

    Holger Badstuber

    Certainly picked up his recent form, making some decent tackles at left-back, but failed to make any sort of impression going forward. The sooner Alaba is fully fit, the better.

  • Franck Ribéry
    93
    4
    3.00

    Franck Ribéry

    Terrorised the Lille defence for all of the first half with his direct running, winning a string of free kicks and giving Sidibe a torrid 45 minutes. His energy was missed in the second half.

  • Javi Martínez
    44
    57
    2.50

    Javi Martínez

    Still has not justified his €40 million price tag, putting in another lethargic performance in the centre of the park, giving the ball away on several occasions unnecessarily.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    74
    10
    3.00

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Neat and tidy enough in the centre of the park without putting in a stunning performance. Always found his team-mates with his passes and screened the defence well.

  • Toni Kroos
    69
    11
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    He could have done more from his set piece opportunities, but linked up play well in the centre of the park. Continues to look the part.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    51
    28
    2.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    After a storming start to his Bayern career, the Croatian looks to be going off the boil, and was kept quiet by the Lille back line throughout the encounter.

  • Thomas Müller
    114
    5
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Tucked home an excellent penalty in the coolest of fashions, and could have had a hat-trick on another night. Was always in the right positions and was by far the most threatening player on the pitch.

Substitutions

  • David Alaba
    64
    7

    David Alaba

    Given a few minutes as he returns to fitness.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    87
    12
    2.50

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Was lively enough after replacing Ribery at the break, but Bayern's attacks were all too often lacking and he was often isolated on the left.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    48
    10
    2.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    Brought on with 10 minutes left to help keep things tight in midfield.

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