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Winners and losers of the game as well as the individual reviews of the FCB pros



FC Bayern Munich, SV Werder Bremen

FC Bayern Munich presented in the top game of the 31st matchday in the fight for the German championship. At Werder Bremen, the record champions won 2-1 (0-0) and increased their lead over pursuers Borussia Dortmund to four points at least until Sunday evening and Dortmund’s game against Wolfsburg.

Here is the analysis of the game.

Defense chief Matthijs de Ligt is once again convincing at Bayern, while a permanent reservist and Sadio Mané are less self-promotional. The winners and losers of the game as well as the grades and individual reviews of the FCB pros.

Match winner: Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich)

The Dutchman has been in excellent form for weeks and was also the embodiment of reliability against Werder. Robustness, body language, dynamism: De Ligt stands out from an at best mediocre Munich team with these qualities alone.

Loser of the game: Ryan Gravenberch (FC Bayern Munich)

The Dutchman keeps asking for more operating times. Now Gravenberch got his chance on the eight and put on a disappointing performance overall. Thomas Tuchel had to instruct him several times, but that didn’t make Gravenberch’s game any better. Self-promotion looks different.

Loser of the game: Marvin Ducksch (Werder Bremen)

The big stage, the top game, the best possible opponent and four goals in the last two games: the perfect opportunity for Marvin Ducksch to draw even more attention to himself. But he saw no land at all against Pavard and de Ligt, was basically signed off except for a long-range shot and until he was substituted after 77 minutes.

Werder Bremen vs. FC Bayern: The line-ups

Werder Bremen vs. FC Bayern Munich – 1:2


0: 1 Gnabry (62′), 0: 2 Sané (72′), 1: 2 Schmidt (86′)

lineup Werder Bremen

Pavlenka – Pieper (55. Veljkovic), Stark, Friedl – Weiser, C. Groß (77. Gruev), A. Jung (77. Buchanan), Bittencourt (82. Schmidt), Stage, Schmid – Ducksch (77. Philipp)

Lineup FC Bayern Munich

Summer – Mazraoui, Pavard, de Ligt, Joao Cancelo – Kimmich, Gravenberch (Müller 64) – Gnabry, Musiala, Coman (Sané 64) – Mané (Sarr 88)

yellow cards

Pieper (20th), Friedl (31st) / Joao Cancelo (16th)

FC Bayern: goalkeeper

Yan Summers: In the first half almost without employment. Had to intervene once when Bittencourt shot – that’s it. Hardly tested in the second half either – before Schmidt surprised him with a long-range shot. Standing maybe a bit too far in front of the goal. Grade 3.5.

FC Bayern: defender

Noussair Mazraoui: Had a decent offensive urge, but also quickly got stuck on the right side. A little better in the second half and also with some good actions like the fine pass to Sané before the 0:2. Solid appearance. Note 3.

Benjamin Pavard: In the first half without any problems against Ducksch. However, with Groß’ chance too impetuous in tackling. Missed Bayern’s only real chance of the first half when he headed past Pavlenka (20′). Note 3.

Matthijs de Ligt: Hard to overcome on the defensive, with high balls against Schmid, who is two heads smaller, without any problems. But once or twice chose the fast diagonal ball instead of playing flat across the center. Little things in an otherwise sovereign performance. Grade 2.5.

João Cancelo: Attacking down the left with a couple of good moves. On the defensive against Weiser but always with problems. Then turned it off in the course of the second half. Grade 3.5.

FC Bayern: midfielder

Joshua Kimmich: Was in possession of the ball as the only six in the center, also had a few good moments offensively and was very attentive defensively in counter-pressing. However, Werder was well prepared for Kimmich’s chip balls from the half field. And the corner balls were – again – weak. Note 3

Ryan Gravenberch: Was allowed to play again from the start for the suspended Goretzka. Oriented himself offset to Kimmich in the right half lane, but remained almost ineffective there. Sluggish, hardly any successful actions and therefore logically replaced after 64 minutes. grade 4

Jamal Musiala: Was allowed to play in a double role as eighth and tenth. Strong opening phase with some very surprising actions. In the course of the first half, however, he got stuck against the Bremen team, who were moving out faster. Played a little deeper and more as a ball distributor in the second round. Grade 3.5

FC Bayern: attacker

Kingsley Coman: Literally stuck to the right flank and kept speculating about a deep ball. But because that almost never came, Coman had to do almost everything from a standing start and without an initial dynamic and so rarely got past opponent Jung. Grade 3.5.

Sadio Mane: Invisible for almost an hour, then after 56 minutes after Gnabry’s return pass with a good chance – which he missed. Otherwise in good hands with Weiser, could hardly assert himself once. Lots of small technical errors, replaced near the end. Grade 4.5.

serge Gnabry: As a central point hardly involved in the Munich offensive game and in the first half only with 18 ball actions. Found the depth better in the second half and was also used by his colleagues. His save goal after 62 minutes broke the spell and at least brought a little more security into the Munich game. Grade 3.5.

FC Bayern: Substitute

Thomas Müller: Came in for Gravenberch after 64 minutes and basically took over his position in the half-space. Always a good idea, but was rarely found by colleagues. Grade: 3.5.

Leroy Sane: Substituted for Coman after 64 minutes. Brought a new note into play as a left foot on the right side and needed eight minutes for the 2-0 and thus the decision. Nice solo just before the end, but then with the bad pass instead of a goal. Note 3.

Bouna Sarr: Came in for Mané in the 88th minute. No rating.