No mistakes this time from the Germany international, although he was never really tested. Had to come off his line quickly a couple times, but overall had very little to do.
Willy Sagnol recently said the Brazilian right-back has much to prove and this time Rafinha did not entirely convince. The partnership between he and Robben was far less impressive than that between Lahm and Ribery. Not entirely convincing in defence either; he was badly dispossessed by Mandzukic to create a good chance, and left Koo with a clear path towards goal. Could have been punished, but was lucky twice.
A very strong game from the versatile defender, who was at home in a central role. Made one mistake as he was beaten on 24 minutes, and that costs him a better rating. But for the other 89 minutes and 55 seconds, he did everything right: that Mandzukic and Dejagah created nothing on their own merit speaks volumes for the defender.
Played a quietly brilliant game. The defender on several occasions was quick to anticipate play and cut off potential opportunities. Kept Mandzukic and Dejagah very quiet and won nearly all his challenges. Assured with the ball at his feet and outstanding when without possession.
A somewhat mixed performance from the captain, who started extremely well but was guilty of a woefully poor back-pass on 12 minutes that could have cost his team the game. Rebounded well from his most recent performance, but still left something to be desired.
Formally played alongside Schweinsteiger in a defensive role, but in reality was most localised to an area higher up the pitch. Saw less of the ball than usual, but moved into space well, won the ball back when necessary and played some clever passes. That Bayern were able to play well with him as a No. 6 speaks well for the player's development.
Credited with a goal, but that was all Olic's doing. Made one brilliant move to get past Rodriguez in the opening minutes, but it was one isolated occasion: on the whole, he just did not do very much. And of great concern to Bayern fans, he appears to have lost some of his pace.
Bossed the game in an anchoring role. Was everywhere his team needed him in defence and was extremely clean in retaining possession and keeping the ball moving in the pass. Deserved an assist for his clever ball to Gomez. Made one mistake, but followed it up an instant later with a superb tackle.
His team's greatest danger in attack: the Frenchman had a volley saved in the opening minutes and was very unlucky not to win a penalty before half-time. He never became discouraged and it was his free kick that forced the opener.
The most industrious man on the pitch before his substitution, but, as he often has this season, failed to show a cutting edge. Badly missed his one chance on goal before half-time and appeared not to have the confidence to create play when in possession.
There is only one man in the world who can stop Gomez, and that is the striker himself. Had a goal called offside and appeared to lose his confidence after missing a sitter on 19 minutes. Finally got his goal on the hour mark - scrappy though it was, it made the difference. Replaced for the final quarter hour.
Not at fault for the first goal, but might have done better than to get caught in no-man's land for the second. Came off his line well on most occasions, but his mistake killed off any chance of Wolfsburg taking a point.
A weak link in the Wolfsburg defence, albeit one that was scarcely visible for long periods. His poor header allowed Ribery to volley on goal in the opening minutes - he was very lucky to be bailed out by the offside flag. Booked for a poor foul and was a little slow on a couple occasions.
Was given a start for his defensive qualities, but Jiracek was far more combative. Played little role in the first half and was replaced before the break.
Ran and ran and ran, but hardly looked like a winger. Almost never found himself in possession. More was expected of him, especially when Wolfsburg were forced to chase a goal.
Fortunate not to have conceded a penalty to Ribery shortly before half-time and was once beaten by Robben. But aside from those two instances, the Swiss defender was outstanding: he had the Dutchman fully under wraps for almost the entire match. Potentially a big star in the making.
Defended by running, rather than tackling. He found himself in the way of Gomez and Olic and was able to intercept the ball rather than be forced to make many tackles. Not always entirely convincing, but has potential to be tapped.
Quick to pounce on a Lahm mistake, but his cross was harried and never was going to reach its intended target. Like Mandzukic, struggled greatly against Badstuber and Boateng.
Used as extra coverage to defend against the dual threat of Ribery and Lahm, the Japan international did very well. He almost never lost a challenge, although in one critical instance he was beaten by Ribery, conceding the free kick that led to Gomez's opener.
Made a few vital interventions, but was often given the runaround by Ribery. Matched the Frenchman's physicality and intensity, but not his wit.
The Czech midfielder was very combative in midfield and proved to be quite tactically disciplined. His technical performance was found lacking, though and he was withdrawn for the final stages of the game.
Nearly had chances on either side of the half-time break, but could make nothing of them before the window of opportunity closed. Had to move wide and deep to get the ball, and hardly ever looked like scoring.
- 22 H. Butt
On only for a few moments at the end.
- 2 Breno
- 44 A. Tymoshchuk
- 23 D. Pranjić
Replaced Muller for the final 24 minutes and played well without doing anything spectacular. Had one look at goal but was a little over-ambitious as he went for an audacious chip when a low strike to the far post would have sufficed.
Rather quiet in his 15 minutes of play, but made his impact felt in the closing seconds as he chipped Benaglio, doing all the hard work for Robben's goal.
- 35 M. Hitz
- 11 H. Salihamidžić
- 30 Y. Orozco
Replaced Chris shortly before half-time and was a rare bright spot in the Wolfsburg attack. Had a couple attempts on goal, but was unable to beat Neuer.
- 7 Josué
Replaced Jiracek for the final 23 minutes, but was unable to pose a threat on goal. Won a free kick in the closing moments, but that was his only impact of note.
No late heroics this time for the 20-year-old, who has in recent games been a huge asset. One begins to wonder why Magath only used him for eight minutes.