Who Was Man Of The Match? Bayern 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld

Match Attendance:  12,000             

Who Was Man Of The Match? Thomas Muller

Bayern Munich is currently not in their best condition. After six of their key men have contracted COVID-19 due to their resistance to vaccination, Die Roeten have fairly thin squad. Joshua Kimmich is still sidelined because of going through a quarantine. The French international Corentin Tolisso was deployed instead of Jamal Musiala as predicted to take up the defensive midfielder role in Nagelsmann’s regular 4-2-3-1 formation this weekend while hosting Arminia Bielefeld. In fact, nothing changed in the line up from the midweek win in Kiev.

The game was supposed to be easy with the expected demolition job as usual. However, it did not turn out as it should have been. Bayern were struggling to open the scoring at the first half as they were kept quiet before the interval. At the second half, they made an improvement and did score one through Leroy Sane’s long range strike. Yet, they could not add their tally. One decent chance from Serge Gnabry only hit the woodwork. It was not convincing win before facing off Dortmund in Der Klassiker next week.

Thomas Muller was named the man of the match here. He provided an assist for the winning goal and was heavily involved in the attacking phase. Unfortunately, his high number of the cross were mostly inaccurate. The 32-year old playmaker seemed to be in his degrading form already.

Let’s check out his MOTM worthy stats:

Thomas Muller’s Stats Overview:

Rating: 8.08

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 82

Goal contribution: 1 assist

Shots (on target): 3(2)

Key Passes: 6

Aerial duels won: 4

Touches: 73

Dribbles: 1

Crosses (accurate crosses): 11 (3)

Interceptions: 1

Meanwhile, Frank Kramer’s side had to be thankful for Stefan Ortega’s form. He was the highest-rated man on their side and helped them prevent more concessions with his impressive eight saves. Unfortunately, it was not enough for Arminia to stun Bayern like last season.

Let’s break down his game by numbers.

Stefan Ortega’s Overview:

Rating: 7.63

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 62.2

Touches: 54

Saves: 8

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