Bayern Munich cruised to a 6-1 victory against Werder Bremen on Matchday 15 in a pivotal match for the Bavarians.
Once Milot Rashica scored for the away side in the 24th minute, the game looked bleak for Die Roten. Bremen, through Rashica and Yuya Osako, were able to hit Bayern on the break and punished them in transition. Bayern Munich were able to pull two goals back before halftime through Philippe Coutinho (45′) and Robert Lewandowski (45’+4′).
After halftime, Bayern were finally able to put a team away and not let them back in the game. After subbing off Jerome Boateng, Bayern were able to solidify the defense and become relentless in the final third. Four more goals were added in the second half from Coutinho (63′), Lewandowski (72′), Thomas Muller (75′), and Coutinho (78′) again. Here are the takeaways from the match.
Philippe Coutinho was unplayable
This is the second game in a row, where Philippe Coutinho has put in a man of the match performance. Three goals and two assists to his name make him easily the best player on the pitch and the defense had no answer for him.
Two of those goals were pure class. His second goal was floated way high over the defense and goalkeeper into the back of the net. The hat trick goal was similar to the one he scored in midweek – cutting in from the left onto his right foot and curling a shot past the keeper, hitting the inside of the post and bouncing in. If these performances continue, then Bayern will be a formidable force domestically and in Europe.