Bayern Munich lift DFL Supercup against BVB- Player Ratings

Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning DFL Supercup. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning DFL Supercup. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /

Julian Nagelsmann clinched his first competitive win as Bayern Munich manager on Tuesday as the defending German Champions lift DFL Supercup against Borussia Dortmund. A brace from Robert Lewandowski and a goal from Thomas Muller was enough for Rekordmeister to clinch 3-1 win against Dortmund.

Manager Rating

Julian Nagelsmann — 8/10

Nagelsmann got the tactics and structure of the team spot on against Dortmund. The efficient counter-pressing helped Die Roten to win the ball higher up the pitch and kept the pressure on the home side. He also timed the substitutions to perfection.

Player Ratings

Manuel Neuer — 8/10

Neuer came up with a sensational save to deny Marco Reus in the first half. It was a solid game for the veteran as he was terrific with shot-stopping and playing out from the back.

Josep Stanisic — 7.5 /10

Another promising performance for the youngster in the right-back position. He fared well against BVB wide players and also linked up well with his teammates while going forward.

Dayot Upamecano — 7.5/10

A good Der Klassiker debut for Upamecano. He was defensively solid and dealt with Erling Haaland brilliantly throughout the game. The French defender was also good at playing vertical passes into forwards.

Niklas Sule — 7.5/10

Sule is showing signs of his best form as he delivered a good performance against Dortmund. He anticipated danger well whenever the home side was threatening on the break.

Alphonso Davies — 8/10

After a frustrating summer, Davies is back to his best. The Canadian full-back bailed out Die Roten on numerous occasions with his pace. He also played a big role in the second goal after linking up well with Gnabry on the left flank.

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Joshua Kimmich —7/10

Kimmich kept the play ticking in the park and allowed Die Roten to enjoy lion’s share of possession. His delivery from set-pieces continues to get better.

Leon Goretzka — 7/10

Goretzka was assigned the role of box-to-box midfielder against Dortmund. He worked hard to recover possession and made darting runs in the box whenever Die Roten looked to hurt Dortmund on the counter.

Kingsley Coman — 6.5/10

Coman had a frustrating game as he missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the first half. He had a rare bad day in the office as Nagelsmann replaced him with Leroy Sane at half-time.

Thomas Muller — 8/10

Muller continues to remain the heartbeat of Bayern’s attack. His clever runs and awareness around the box created a lot of problems for Dortmund. The German forward was at the right place to pounce on the cross from Davies and double Die Roten’s lead.

Serge Gnabry — 7.5/10

Gnabry started the game poorly but grew into it as time passed. He delivered a sensational cross for Lewandowski’s goal. The German winger made some very good runs in the final third and showed great awareness to find his teammates instead of taking shots from difficult angles.

Robert Lewandowski — 9/10

Lewandowski continues his red hot goalscoring form for Die Roten. The Polish striker’s two crucial goals eventually turned out to be the difference between the two sides. The first goal was particularly pleasing due to the timing of the run and brilliant contact with the ball.


Leroy Sane — 7/10

Sane looked threatening in the final third after replacing Coman at half-time. The German winger is getting in the groove for a big season as he delivered a good performance against Dortmund.

Corentin Tolisso — 7/10

The Frenchman shored up the midfield just when BVB was on the ascendency. It was an impactful cameo as he provided the assist for the third goal.

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Jamal Musiala — 6/10

Musiala showed nice touches in wide positions during his brief stay on the pitch.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting — N/A

Choupo-Moting replaced Lewandowski when Die Roten was seeing out the game.

Bouna Sarr — N/A

Sarr came on in the dying minutes for Stanisic as Rekordmeister looked to manage the game and clinch a comfortable victory.