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September 17, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 68000‎
 
 
 
68′ Arjen Robben
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 3-0 CSKA Moscow

Goal rates the players on show as the Bavarian giants get their Champions League title defence off to the perfect start a straightforward victory over the Russian outfit

By Tom Webber

  • Manuel Neuer
    69
    6
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Only had a single save to make in the first half and it was a relatively routine one from Vitinho's shot. He had a few more to deal with after the break but he did what was asked of him with the utmost reliability.

  • Dante
    55
    12
    2.50

    Dante

    The Brazil international was not particularly busy but his attention seemed to wander at crucial moments. He allowed Musa to cut inside of him far too easily as he struck CSKA's best chance in the first half.

  • Rafinha
    56
    10
    3.50

    Rafinha

    The Brazilian pushed on to good effect, forcing Vitinho to track back and help his team-mates defend. He put a number of great deliveries into the area and came close to finding the net with a decent first-half effort.

  • Jerome Boateng
    57
    8
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    A solid night for the centre-back as he kept his concentration to help ensure his side ended the night with a clean sheet. He read the play well in what was a very calm performance.

  • Philipp Lahm
    69
    7
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Operated in the holding midfield role and showed great technique and composure in possession, even when under pressure. He acted as a pivot for his side, helping stretch the opposition with his impressive passing.

  • David Alaba
    133
    9
    4.00

    David Alaba Top of the Match

    Gave his side the perfect start as his brilliantly-struck free kick found the bottom corner after just four minutes. He supported Ribery superbly by pushing on regularly and he put some quality crosses into the box. His pass to assist Robben for the third was exquisite.

  • Franck Ribéry
    97
    12
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    The Frenchman was a constant source of danger as he ran at defenders and forced them to commit to the tackle. He was full of energy and helped create a lot for his side, but he was unable to test Akinfeev himself.

  • Arjen Robben
    102
    14
    3.50

    Arjen Robben

    An impressive outing from the winger. Whenever he got the ball he looked to race at goal, or he came inside in an attempt to pull the CSKA defence out of position. His clever free kick was headed home by Mandzukic before he rounded off the scoring with a great finish.

  • Toni Kroos
    60
    14
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Found some pockets of space in the midfield and was assured in possession, but he did not do anything to make himself stand out. It was a competent performance from the Germany international but not quite one of his best.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    159
    19
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    The Croatian missed a couple of great chances before heading home Bayern's second of the night shortly before half time. He offered a target inside the area and challenged for every aerial ball.

  • Thomas Müller
    61
    17
    3.00

    Thomas Müller

    Really struggled to get involved in the action and found himself pushed out onto the right for extended periods. He did not give up making dangerous runs even though he failed to test Akinfeev himself.

Substitutions

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    68
    19

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Replaced Robben in the 79th minute and should have got on the scoresheet.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    65
    7

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Came on for Kroos in the 71st minute and used the ball well. He pulled a decent save from Akinfeev in the closing stages.

  • Claudio Pizarro
    33
    16

    Claudio Pizarro

    Brought on for Mandzukic in the 75th minute but was unable to impact the game.

  • Igor Akinfeev
    26
    18
    2.00

    Igor Akinfeev

    The keeper could have done more to keep Alaba's free kick out having got a hand to the ball. He made a great stop to deny Mandzukic later in the half but that early error put his team on the back foot from the opening minutes.

  • Sergey Ignashevich
    7
    19
    2.00

    Sergey Ignashevich

    For the most part, the experienced centre-back struggled to hold his own in a very competitive evening. His defence was caught flat-footed on the second and third goals, which ultimately led to their defeat.

  • Kirill Nababkin
    8
    14
    2.50

    Kirill Nababkin

    Found it difficult to cope with the combination of Alaba and Ribery during the early stages and took time to find his feet. He began to close the play much quicker but still allowed too many crosses in from his flank.

  • Vasiliy Berezutskiy
    7
    15
    2.00

    Vasiliy Berezutskiy

    Won a few of the aerial battles with Mandzukic but his lack of pace was exploited. His positioning was poor, particularly when Bayern scored their second and third goals.

  • Georgi Shennikov
    5
    11
    2.50

    Georgi Shennikov

    The left-back failed to cope with the link-up between Robben and Rafinha and failed to stop them from finding space in which to put the ball in the box. He did make a couple of decent recovering challenges.

  • Pontus Wernbloom
    14
    13
    2.00

    Pontus Wernbloom

    Gave away a rash and sloppy free kick in the opening minutes which Alaba converted from. He did not show enough desire to close the Bayern players when they were in possession and was largely ineffectual.

  • Steven Zuber
    8
    19
    2.00

    Steven Zuber

    Got back to help his team out defensively and tracked the runners from deep well. However, he failed to provide any kind of positive contribution at the other end of the pitch, which is where he was really needed.

  • Aleksandrs Cauna
    5
    16
    2.00

    Aleksandrs Cauna

    Unable to have much of an impact on the game and was a passenger in the CSKA midfield. He did not link with the forwards at all and was completely bypassed when Bayern had possession.

  • Keisuke Honda
    58
    15
    2.50

    Keisuke Honda

    Only had rare moments to try and link the play in the first half as CSKA barely saw any of the ball in the final third. He did begin to knock some decent passes around after the break but he was wasteful from set plays.

  • Ahmed Firaz Moosa
    13
    16
    2.00

    Ahmed Firaz Moosa

    Looked lively on the rare occasions that he received the ball and he worked hard for his team to put pressure on the Bayern defence. He lacked a clinical edge in the final third, though, and missed one of CSKA's best chances.

  • Vitinho
    8
    26
    1.50

    Vitinho Flop of the Match

    Was forced to track back and help defend against Robben and Rafinha. He was not convincing back in his final third and, despite signs of growing into the game in the latter stages of the half, he was withdrawn during the break.

Substitutions

  • Zoran Tosic
    38
    8
    3.00

    Zoran Tosic

    Replaced Vitinho at half-time and provided a lot more energy to the CSKA attack. He got into some dangerous positions and gave Alaba something to think about.

  • Georgi Milanov
    15
    6

    Georgi Milanov

    Came on for Zuber with 77 minutes played and almost found the net with a looping volley that fell on the top of the net.

  • Konstantin Bazelyuk
    10
    6

    Konstantin Bazelyuk

    Brought on for Musa in the 74th minute but did not have time to make a mark on the game.

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