Bayern Munich cruise to win against Hertha Berlin- Player Ratings

Bayern Munich players celebrating against Hertha Berlin on Saturday. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating against Hertha Berlin on Saturday. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich ends the first month of the new campaign on a strong note with a comfortable 5-0 win against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. The German Champions made it four wins in a row across all competitions after the opening day draw against Borussia Monchengladbach two weeks ago.

Manager Rating

Julian Nagelsmann — 9/10

Nagelsmann made the right choice by handing a start to Musiala. The youngster repaid his faith with a good performance. The substitutes were perfectly timed as Bayern Munich was always in control throughout 90 minutes.

Player Ratings

Manuel Neuer — 7/10

Neuer was a spectator in the goal for large parts of the game as Die Roten dominated possession and kept Hertha quiet in the final third.

Josip Stanisic — 7/10

The Croatian defender looked tidy in possession and made some darting runs while going forward. Defensively, his positioning was astute as he rarely looked troubled.

Dayot Upamecano — 7/10

Upamecano looked very comfortable on and off the ball in the first half. He was substituted at half-time for possible injury. Die Roten will be hoping it is nothing serious.

Niklas Sule — 7/10

Sule has started the season strongly by forming a solid partnership with Upamecano. His positioning to cut off counters against Hertha was on the money. The German defender was also fairly decent with the ball.

Alphonso Davies — 8/10

Davies made an early impact in the game with the assist for the opening goal. The Canadian kept on making darting runs in the final third to link up with Musiala on the left flank.

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Joshua Kimmich — 8/10

Kimmich kept the play ticking in the middle of the park. The German international may not get the plaudits for this performance, but he hardly put a foot wrong on Saturday.

Leon Goretzka — 8/10

Similar to Kimmich, Goretzka also played a crucial role in the middle of the park. His passing was much more efficient. The German midfielder always made himself available as an option in the box when wide players were trying to cross or square the ball.

Serge Gnabry — 7.5/10

Gnabry may not have got the goal against Hertha, but it was another good performance from the German winger. He was stretching Hertha’s defense by making brilliant runs on the right flank. It has been a promising start to the campaign for him.

Thomas Muller — 9/10

Muller was probably the man of the match for Die Roten. His sublime finish gave Die Roten the lead early in the game. The German international led the press and won the ball for Musiala’s third goal. Muller was linking up brilliantly with all forwards as he also played a big role with a tidy layoff for Lewandowski’s second goal.

Jamal Musiala — 8/10

Musiala was rewarded with a start after impressive performances against Koln and Bremer SV. The youngster made the most of this start as he played a big role in the first goal and scored a smashing goal in the second half to triple his team’s lead. The youngster was a menace for Hertha due to his immaculate dribbling and movement.

Robert Lewandowski — 9/10

Lewandowski continued his good form against Hertha as he scored a hattrick for Die Roten on Saturday. He showed great perseverance to win the second header and double his team’s lead in the second half. The other two goals epitomized Lewandowski’s brilliant movement in the box. The Poland international also played a smart dummy for Muller’s goal.

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Nianzou Kouassi — 7/10

The French defender had a wobbly start after coming on half time but looked comfortable in the heart of defense as the game went on. Great header to set up the hattrick goal for Lewandowski.

Leroy Sane — 7/10

The German winger looked much more threatening from the left flank. The impressive 30-minute cameo involved a good assist for Lewandowski’s second goal.

Kingsley Coman — 7/10

The French winger got back in action after missing the last two games due to injury. Coman was tidy with the ball in the final third and created few dangerous chances.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting — N/A

The hero from the game against Bremer SV had very little time to make a significant impact as he came on late in the game.

Bouna Sarr — N/A

Sarr replaced Stanisic for the last ten minutes as Die Roten had sealed the three points.