Bayern Munich deliver efficient performance against Freiburg: Player Ratings

Bayern Munich players celebrating a goal against Freiburg. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating a goal against Freiburg. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich resumed Bundesliga in the best possible manner after a two-week-long international break. The defending Bundesliga champions managed to deliver a solid performance away at Freiburg to clinch a 4-1 victory. It was an efficient performance from Bayern, so let’s look at how they fared in Freiburg.

Manager Rating

Julian Nagelsmann — 8/10

Nagelsmann made a great impact on the game from the sidelines. The German coach made the right changes at the appropriate time to help Die Roten get all three points against Freiburg.

Player Ratings

Manuel Neuer — 7/10

Neuer had a quiet afternoon in Freiburg as Bayern defended well for the majority of the game. The German international couldn’t have done anything to stop a clever strike from Nils Petersen.

Benjamin Pavard — 7/10

Pavard was solid defensively throughout the game against Freiburg. The French defender couldn’t give a cutting edge in the final third as he always went for the easy option, and his crosses were not accurate. A move to center defense next season will benefit Pavard.

Tanguy Nianzou —7/10

Apart from a small lapse in concentration for Freiburg’s goal, it was a good performance from Nianzou. He was adventurous on the ball and defended well for most of the game.

Dayot Upamecano — 7/10

Apart from a few misplaced passes, Upamecano had a good outing in the defense against Freiburg. He played a brilliant long pass to find Coman for Bayern’s third goal. This performance can definitely help in building confidence for the French defender after a difficult last couple of months.

Lucas Hernandez — 8/10

A solid outing for Hernandez against Freiburg. The French defender was brilliant on the ball as he played some clever passes while progressing attacking moves on the left flank. He capped off a fine afternoon with a brilliant cross to set up the goal for Gnabry.

Joshua Kimmich — 7/10

Kimmich kept the play ticking in the center of the park. The German midfielder was also great at breaking the lines throughout the game. He also delivered a pin-point cross from a setpiece to set up the goal for Goretzka.

Leon Goretzka — 8/10

Since he was starting a game after four months, Goretzka initially looked rusty against Freiburg. However, he did great work defensively and scored a decisive goal in the second half. His performance kept on improving as the game went on.

Leroy Sane — 6/10

Leroy Sane had a tough outing against Freiburg. The German winger struggled to pick right passes, and he was often got dispossessed in promising positions around the box.

Thomas Muller — 6/10

Muller worked tirelessly throughout the game, but he struggled to make a great impact in the final third with his passing. A rare quiet outing for Muller this season in the Bundesliga.

Kingsley Coman — 9/10

Coman was Bayern’s best attacking player against Freiburg. He was a menace on the left flank, creating chances for his teammates throughout his stay on the pitch. The French winger’s performance was finally rewarded with a well-taken goal at the end of the game.

Robert Lewandowski — 6/10

Similar to Muller, Lewandowski also had a quiet afternoon in Freiburg on Saturday. The Polish striker couldn’t be faulted for the effort, but things were not going his way against Freiburg. He was surprisingly substituted at the hour mark.

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Corentin Tolisso — 6/10

Tolisso kept the play ticking in the midfield, but the injury curse did strike again for him. The Frenchman was brought off in the 85th minute after coming on at the hour mark.

Serge Gnabry — 9/10

A brilliant cameo from Serge Gnabry to seal the game for Bayern. He showed great composure to slot the ball in the net to give the lead to the visitors. The German forward capped off an impressive cameo by setting up Marcel Sabitzer for the team’s fourth goal.

Jamal Musiala — 7/10

Another encouraging display from Musiala. The German attacking midfielder was driving at Freiburg’s defense and creating all sorts of problems for them. His quick feet in the tight spaces gave Die Roten an edge against a resilient Freiburg defense.

Niklas Sule — 6/10

Sule came on late in the game as Bayern looked to see off the game.

Marcel Sabitzer — 7/10

Sabitzer will get a big confidence boost from the brief cameo against Freiburg as he finally scored his first goal for Bayern.