What happens when Arjen Robben turns Ashley Cole into his own personal rag doll? He gets Community Man of the Match honors obviously!
In Bayern Munich's 7-1 romp through AS Roma, it was always going to be difficult to pick a man of the match, and the ratings this week prove show that. Arjen Robben too the voting though, earning an aggregate rating of 4.83 on the evening, the second such time he's received a rating this high this season. It's also not hard to see why as the Dutchmen winger pulled out a brace and an assist from this match and was intimately involved in the entire flow of the Bayern Munich attack.
However, Robben wasn't the only player to earn plaudits as the entire team took massive honors. A total of 7 Bayern Munch players rated out as between above average and exceptional including Manuel Neuer's best rated showing to date. That shows you what one of the most brilliant saves in the world does for your ratings!
No Bayern Munich starter earned below an aggregate rating of 3.75, which is an exceptional number, and of those the two lowest rated were the two Bayern Munich centerbacks. That's not undeserved either as both Boateng and Benatia struggled at times on the evening against a particularly pesky Gervinho (and even let him score once!)
Goal scoring substitutes Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri earned big ups for their short appearances, grading out on the side closer to above average while fellow substitute Rafinha mired away, just being deemed a little more then average on the evening.
On the whole, the ratings reflect the fact that Bayern Munich were dominant from front to back - as one would expect from a 7-1 humiliation of the Serie A runners up.
Scale: 1 - Abject; 2 - Poor; 3 - Average; 4 - Above Average; 5 - Exceptional; 0- Incomplete