Weekly Germany Youth Report: Thomas Mueller In Fine Form For Bayern Munich

Goal.com’s Stefan Coerts rounds up how the Bundesliga’s youngsters performed during the last seven days…
Peniel Mlapa (20.02.91 – Hoffenheim) – Came off the bench with 10 more minutes to go to force something, but didn't do anything noteworthy.

David Alaba (24.06.92 - Hoffenheim) - Alaba played a major role in his side's 2-2 draw against St Pauli by netting the equaliser well into stoppage time. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson (08.09.89 – Hoffenheim) – The Iceland international replaced Rudy halfway the second half, but was unable to leave his mark on the game.

Sebastian Rudy (28.02.90 - Hoffenheim) - The midfielder capped a good performance by providing the assist for the opener. Replaced after the interval.

Boris Vukcevic (16.03.90 - Hoffenheim) - Vukcevic put in a rather disappointing performance in the draw against St Pauli and lost possession too often.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (23.02.92 - Schalke) -
Brought on in the 85th minute to help Schalke hold on to the 1-0 lead in the away match against Hannover.  

Christoph Moritz (21.07.90 - Schalke) - The versatile youngster occasionally struggled a bit against the Hannover forwards, but put in an acceptable performance overall.

Joel Matip (08.08.91 - Schalke) - Did not play. 

Mario Gavranovic (24.11.89 - Schalke) - Did not play.  

Julian Draxler (20.09.93 - Schalke) - The young midfielder did not disappoint in his first starting XI appearance. Replaced at the hour mark for the more experienced Christian Pander.

Konstantin Rausch (15.03.90 - Hannover) - Rausch always looked lively and made some dangerous runs forward. His crosses didn't lead to any big chances though.

Christopher Avevor (11.02.92 - Hannover) - Did not play.  

Lars Bender (27.04.89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Did not play.

Stefan Reinartz (01.01.89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Fairly decent performance from the young defender. Made a shaky start to the game against Gladbach, but grew in composure as the game went on.

Nicolai Joergensen (15.01.91 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Did not play. 

Heung Min Son (08.07.92 - Hamburg) - Did not play.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (23.03.89 - Hamburg) - Did not play.

Muhamed Besic (10.09.92 - Hamburg) - Did not play.

Ilkay Guendogan (24.10.90 - Nuernberg) - Did not play.

Mehmet Ekici (25.03.90 - Nuernberg) - The Bayern Munich loanee showed glimpses of his immense potential, but was too inconsistent to earn a high rating for his performance against Freiburg.

Julian Schieber (13.02.89 - Nuernberg) - Schieber was Nuernberg's main attacking threat in the away match against Freiburg and capped a good outing with a goal in the 56th minute.

Markus Mendler (07.01.93 - Nuernberg) - Did not play.

Shinji Kagawa (17.03.89 - Borussia Dortmund) - Did not play.

Mario Goetze (03.06.92 - Borussia Dortmund) - There's been a lot of ink spilled and column inches dedicated to this precocious youngster of late and there will be more. The speed of his computer-like brain is astounding, as shown when he finished off a delightful move for the opening goal. 

Sven Bender (27.04.89 - Borussia Dortmund) - Did not play.

Simon Kjaer (26.03.89 - Wolfsburg) - The highly rated centre-back was solid as a rock in his defensive duties and capped a fine outing by scoring the only goal of the match. 

Tolga Cigerci (23.03.92 - Wolfsburg) - Cigerci did a good job breaking up play in midfield and made some important interceptions throughout the game.

Patrick Herrmann (12.02.91 - Borussia Moenchengladbach) - Came off the bench to replace Marx in the 74th minute, but couldn't help Gladbach to turn the game around.

Marco Reus (31.05.89 - Borussia Moenchengladbach) - Not his greatest game but he didn't do too bad against Leverkusen. Nearly opened the scoring with a superb half-volley which cannoned off the bar and was involved in most of Gladbach's attacking play. 

Sebastian Jung (22.07.90 - Eintracht Frankfurt) - Impressive showing by the youngster who more than managed to hold his own against HSV star Elia. Rock-solid defensively and comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Sonny Kittel (06.01.93 - Eintracht Frankfurt) - Did not play.  

Oliver Baumann (02.06.90 - Freiburg) - The young glovesman put in yet another good display and helped his side to a draw by making some excellent saves.

Zvonko Pamic (02.02.91 - Freiburg) -
Did not play. 

Jan Moravek (01.11.89 - Kaiserslautern) -  The Czech Republic youngster found the net for the second week in a row, but couldn't prevent his side from losing big against Bayern Munich.

Daniel Didavi (21.02.1990 - Stuttgart) - Did not play.

Patrick Funk (11.02.90 - Stuttgart) -
Another dependable showing from the youngster who could be the solution to the right-back conundrum. Rarely beaten by Grosskreutz, he helped his side out on numerous occasions getting anything in the way of the ball.

Ermin Bicakcic (24.01.90 - Stuttgart) -
Did not play.

Timo Gebhart (12.04.89 - Stuttgart)
- Came on at the break in place of Boka and changed the game. Brought a far greater attacking threat and was able to get past the full-back and put deliveries into the area. Provided the initial pass for the equaliser and he must surely start from now on.

Diego Contento (01.05.90 - Bayern Munich) - Did not play.

Holger Badstuber (13.03.89 - Bayern Munich) - Badstuber was hardly troubled at the back, but should perhaps have gotten himself involved more in possession.

Thomas Mueller (13.09.89 - Bayern Munich) - The versatile attacker was one of Bayern's star performers in the 5-1 won over Kaiserslautern. Set up Robben for the opener with a brilliant pass before adding his name to the score sheet in the dying seconds of the game.

Toni Kroos (04.01.90 - Bayern Munich) - Did not play.

Breno (13.10.89 - Bayern Munich) - Somewhat surprisingly dropped from the starting XI and played only four minutes.

Marko Marin (13.03.89 - Werder Bremen) - Did his level best to change the course of the game, swimming against the tide though he was. Ran at the Koeln defence, won free-kicks, gave them something to think about, at least made Rensing make a save.

Felix Kroos (12.03.91 - Werder Bremen) - Had absolutely no effect on the game whatsoever until his number was put up on the board to mark his substitution on 39 minutes as Marin came on.

Philipp Bargfrede (03.03.89 - Werder Bremen) - Anonymous in the midfield, didn't get a grip on Koeln's attacking trio whatsoever. Had plenty of touches with the ball but did precious little with it. 

Marko Arnautovic (19.04.89 - Werder Bremen) - The bad boy of Bremen once again gave rise to his critics who attack his Balotelli-esque temperament. Was booked for one poor challenge and fortunate not to receive his marching orders for another. 

Lennart Thy (25.02.92 - Werder Bremen) - Did not play.

Lewis Holtby (18.09.90 - Mainz) - Came off the bench around the hour mark, but didn't manage to impress. Holtby has been struggling to find back his best form ever since making his Germany debut.

Andre Schuerrle (06.11.90 - Mainz) - As always, Schuerrle worked hard and caused the Wolfsburg some problems with his runs off the ball. Didn't get any big chances though.

Kevin Pezzoni (22.03.89 - Koeln) - Did not play.

Christian Clemens (04.05.91 - Koeln) - The dynamic youngster popped up across the attacking midfield line and caused problems with his industry, speed and fleet of foot. Continued upon the upward curve of his development today. 

Taner Yalcin (18.02.90 - Koeln) - Came off the bench in the 88th minute to win some time. 

Alexandru Ionita (05.08.89- Koeln) - Did not play.

Adam Matuschyk (14.02.89 - Koeln) - Scored a stunning goal when he jinked past the challenges of Frings and Silvestre before finishing like someone who'd scored fifty Bundesliga goals, not less than five. 

Bastian Oczipka (12.01.89 - St Pauli) - The young full-back was solid as a rock in his defensive duties and made some dangerous runs forwards.  

Deniz Naki (09.07.1989 - St Pauli) - Entered the pitch after the break without really making an impact.

Richard Sukuta-Pasu (24.06.90 - St Pauli)
- The attacker played only three minutes against Hoffenheim.

Carlos Zambrano (10.07.91 - St Pauli) - The centre-back kept Vedad Ibisevic quiet throughout the game and wasn't tested too much. Did look sloppy on one or two occasions though.

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