In a match that was decided by a penalty kick, the Man of the Match award can really only go to two guys: the one who drew the penalty or the one who scored it. I've decided to buck the current trend of giving all of the credit to everyone except the person that puts the ball in the back of the net
My man of the match from Bayern's visit to Russia is Thomas Müller.
I'm giving Thomas extra credit for the goal, because as you can see in the above Vine (and, as I pointed out yesterday), he nearly loses his footing in the penalty attempt. I don't know what was going on with the playing surface, but Müller made it a non-issue.
Other than that, Müller did many "Müller" things out on the field except bundle a ball into the back of the net for a second goal. There were moments that Bayern shredded the CSKA defense, yet Müller and his attacking friends (Mario Götze, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben) were unable to finish the job.
Can Bayern be finished with traveling to Russia for a couple of years? Please, UEFA? Thanks.
You can still rate the players from the match here.