Bayern Munich: Top performers from 2-2 draw at Freiburg

Top three players for Bayern Munich against Freiburg as a cold start and cold finish meant Thomas Tuchel's men had to settle for a draw.

Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala in action against Freiburg.
Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala in action against Freiburg. / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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On matchday 24 of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich travelled to the Europa-Park Stadion in search of a second consecutive win since the announcement of the parting of ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season. Unfortunately, victory was not meant to be on Friday night as Freiburg made the most of the visitors' sluggish start and remained valiant until the final whistle to earn a point.

Despite the disappointing result, the following three Bayern players took the fight to the opposition which in itself was positive ahead of the upcoming must-win Champions League clash on Tuesday against Lazio at the Allianz Arena.

Mathys Tel

With Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane unavailable due to injury, Mathys Tel was handed his first Bundesliga start of the season. Despite getting off to a slow start, like most of his teammates, the under-21 French international ultimately didn’t disappoint.

With Bayern struggling to breach the Freiburg defense, Tel produced a moment of magic from the edge of the box with a wonder strike to make it 1-1 in the 35th minute. The goal came from seemingly nothing as the 18-year-old attacker collected a headed clearance. In one motion, he turned his marker before unleashing an unstoppable rocket of a shot. The goal was all down to the individual quality of Tel. The French forward remained a threat throughout the match, and in the eyes of this writer, he deserves to start against Lazio on Tuesday.

Jamal Musiala

With Harry Kane not wearing his shooting boots on the night, Jamal Musiala took responsibility for providing the spark on multiple occasions throughout his stay on the pitch. The 21-year-old German international was in sparkling form on the night. He was successful with all four of his dribble attempts and was accurate with 88% of his passes (35/40).

His brilliant dribbling and eel-like movement were on full display in the 75th minute as he made space for himself in the inside left channel before guiding the ball into the net.

Thomas Tuchel replaced Musiala in the 83rd minute with Upamecano in another failed attempt at Tuchel-ball, as two minutes later the host team scored the equalizer. Bayern fans will be hoping that Musiala can do at least one better against Lazio.

Thomas Muller

Even though Thomas Muller didn’t register a shot on goal over the course of 77 minutes, the veteran attacker made the most of his 45 touches. Muller, playing as the number ten, pressed at every opportunity. His activity kept the Freiburg defense on its toes.

When he wasn’t pressing the opposition, Muller provided the glue in the final third whilst his teammates got off to a cold start. At times the Raumdeuter was linking play in attack from within the inside channels. At other times he was attacking the half-spaces or trying to get free in the box. He also showed precision in his distribution, having found his man with 91% of his passes (30/33). Soon after Bayern took a 2-1 lead, Muller was replaced by Choupo-Moting. The move didn’t bring forth the desired result as Bayern were unable to score thereafter. (All stats courtesy: Sofascore).

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