Bayern Munich win tight game against RB Leipzig- Player Ratings

Bayern Munich players celebrating against RB Leipzig. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/GES-Sportfoto via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating against RB Leipzig. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/GES-Sportfoto via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich resumed Bundesliga action on a winning note as they managed to see out RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena. The defending Bundesliga champions had to work hard for this victory as Leipzig managed to equalise twice in the game. A deflected shot by Serge Gnabry eventually handed the victory to the host teams. Let us look at how players fared in this game.

Manuel Neuer — 8/10

Neuer was on top of his game against Leipzig. He made two brilliant saves in the first half to keep Bayern in the game. The German international also did well to parry a fierce long effort from Dominic Szoboszlai.

Lucas Hernandez — 7/10

The French defender had a good game against RB Leipzig. He successfully defended on the front foot by being aggressive to knick the ball away from the forwards.

Benjamin Pavard — 6.5/10

Pavard had a mixed game against Leipzig. He looked comfortable on and off the ball. The French international should have done better to keep up Christopher Nkunku for Leipzig’s second goal. Apart from this error, Pavard fared well for Rekordmeister on Saturday.

Niklas Sule —7/10

Sule was deployed as the middle man of a three-man defense. The German defender efficiently commanded the line of defense and played some crisp passes when Die Roten was building out from the back.

Kingsley Coman — 8/10

Coman’s work rate against Leipzig was very impressive. He worked tirelessly in the left wing-back role to provide width in the final third. The French winger was unlucky to hit the crossbar from the distance, but he made up for this unfortunate moment by delivering an inch-perfect cross for Lewandowski’s goals.

Joshua Kimmich — 7/10

Kimmich kept things tidy in the center of the park whenever he had the ball. The German midfielder at times found it difficult to break Leipzig’s counter-attacks, but overall it was a solid outing for him.

Corentin Tolisso — 7/10

Tolisso continues to impress under Julian Nagelsmann. The French midfielder had a very solid game as he always looked to break the lines by playing crisp passes. He also made some darting runs in the box to support the attack. Tolisso did lose the ball closer to the goal in the first half, which eventually led to Leipzig’s first goal. Despite this error, it was a good performance from Tolisso.

Serge Gnabry — 7.5/10

Gnabry also executed the role of win-back to perfection. The German winger was a menace while going forward against Leipzig. His decision-making did let him down, but he eventually played a big role in the winner.

Leroy Sane — 7/10

Sane couldn’t manage to get a goal or assist in this game, but he had a very solid game. The German winger created some very good chances for his teammates throughout his stay on the pitch.

Thomas Muller —8/10

Muller operated as a second striker just besides Robert Lewandowski. The German forward worked tirelessly to create chances for his teammates. His killer instinct made sure that he was in the right place to pounce on the rebound and give the breakthrough for Bayern.

Robert Lewandowski —8/10

Lewandowski scored the crucial second goal before the end of the first half. The Polish striker looked dangerous throughout the game, but his best moment came when he managed to get a thumping header past the goalkeeper in the first half. Lewandowski also played a crucial role in the first goal, showing remarkable consistency.

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Jamal Musiala — 7/10

Musiala showed some great touches when he was brought on for Tolisso just after the hour mark. The youngster supported the attacking players while playing in the number eight role. A very bright cameo from the teenager.

Dayot Upamecano — 6/10

Upamecano came on for the last 15 minutes to see out the game for Die Roten. He defended well and helped the team to clinch the victory.

Marcel Sabitzer — N/A

Sabitzer came on for the final five minutes as Bayern was looking to run down the time.

Tanguy Nianzou — N/A

Tanguy Nianzou was a late substitute made by Nagelsmann as his team looked to hold on to their slender lead.