Bayern Munich cruise to victory against Hoffenheim- Player Ratings

Bayern Munich players celebrating against Hoffenheim on Saturday. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating against Hoffenheim on Saturday. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich made it three wins in a row after the international break by clinching 4-0 win against Hoffenheim on Saturday. The German Champions looked solid in all areas of the pitch. Let us look at the performances of every player at Allianz Arena in this game.

Manager Rating

Julian Nagelsmann — 7/10

Nagelsmann was not in the stadium on Saturday, but he did a fine job in terms of team selection. The substitutes were also productive as two goals were scored by players coming off the bench. Tactically, it was yet another good game for Nagelsmann.

Player Ratings

GK, Manuel Neuer — 7/10

Neuer had very little to do in the victory against Hoffenheim. The German shot-stopper was well protected by his defense as he had to make only two saves in the game.

DEF, Benjamin Pavard — 7/10

Pavard had a fine game against Hoffenheim. His crucial block started the move for the second goal. The French defender should be using this performance as a springboard to get back in form.

DEF, Dayot Upamecano — 8/10

Upamecano has played himself back in the form after a couple of poor performances before the international break. The French defender was near flawless defensively against Hoffenheim. He also managed to grab two assists by setting up both goals in the second half.

DEF, Lucas Hernandez —7/10

Hernandez played a big role in helping Die Roten to stop Hoffenheim from scoring on the counter-attack during the first half. The Frenchman used his pace wisely and made some crucial blocks to stop the visitors from creating big goal-scoring chances. He was replaced at halftime for suffering a knock in the first half.

DEF, Omar Richards — 7/10

Richards showed great composure during his first Bundesliga start for Bayern. He was defensively solid and contributed well in the final third.

MID, Joshua Kimmich — 7/10

Kimmich operated in the deeper role and kept the play ticking for Die Roten. The German international made some crucial interceptions to stop Hoffenheim from making clearcut chances.

MID, Marcel Sabitzer —7 /10

Similar to Kimmich, Sabitzer also kept things simple. The Austrian midfielder had the same duties that of Leon Goretzka, making late runs in the box and linking up midfield and attack.

FWD, Serge Gnabry — 8/10

Serge Gnabry continued his fine form with another goal on Saturday. The German winger’s positioning was top class throughout the game as he held the width on the right flank. He was also making runs in half-spaces on the right whenever the situation demanded. Showed great composure for the goal. He also played important role in the build-up of the second goal.

FWD, Thomas Muller — 7.5/10

Muller was industrious in the number ten role. He kept swapping positions with Musiala in the first half, causing all sorts of problems for Hoffenheim’s defense. The German forward brilliantly held up the ball to set up Lewandowski for the second goal.

FWD, Jamal Musiala — 7.5/10

Musiala was heavily involved with every good thing that happened in the final third for Die Roten. His quick feet helped in stretching Hoffenheim’s defense, while his passing was also crisp. The youngster continues to impress whenever he starts the game for Bayern.

ST, Robert Lewandowski — 9/10

Lewandowski got himself into double figures in the Bundesliga for this season by finding the net against Hoffenheim. He also scored the first league goal of the season from outside the box. It was an exquisite finish. The Polish striker could have had a hattrick in the first half as his shots from close range were saved by Oliver Baumann, while one shot narrowly missed the target. Nevertheless, it was another fine afternoon for Lewandowski.

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DEF, Niklas Sule — 7/10

Sule slotted in the heart of the defense after Hernandez was substituted at half-time. The German defender looked comfortable on and off the ball during the second half.

FWD, Kingsley Coman — 8/10

Coman came off the bench and put the icing on the cake for Die Roten by scoring the fourth goal. The French winger showed great composure to put the ball in the net after a very good pass from Dayot Upamecano.

FWD, Leroy Sane — 7/10

Sane looked bright during his 15-minute cameo in the second half by making fine runs to stretch Hoffenheim’s defense.

FWD, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting — 8/10

Choupo-Moting’s amazing goal-scoring run this season continued on Saturday. The Cameroon forward came off the bench and put the game beyond Hoffenheim by scoring the third goal.

MID, Corentin Tolisso — 7/10

Tolisso kept it simple in the center of the park after replacing Sabitzer for the final 15 minutes.