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Hamburg vs Bayern Munich, DFB Pokal: Community ratings and man of the match

Bayern swept Hamburg aside to move on to the next round of the DFB Pokal.

Martin Rose

The match dragged on at times on Wednesday evening, but Bayern Munich walked away from the Imtech Arena as 3-1 victors to advance to the third round of the DFB Pokal. There was some brilliant play and a horrible action from a "fan".

However, FC Bayern played a pretty great match, and aside from Dante's late mental lapse (He's having too many of those.), Bayern completely dominated Hamburg on the day.

It's never super easy to pick a man of the match, but here are some suggestions from me.

David Alaba: He sure is playing spectacularly this year, isn't he? That goal was fantastic. He's really blossoming in the free role in which Guardiola is playing him. He's shown the ability to provide in the attack with Austria, and he's getting the chance to do this from the midfield with FC bayern.

Juan Bernat: One of the most underrated players on this Bayern team thus far has been Mr. Bernat. He provides Bayern some much needed width along the left side nearly at all times. He's also learning how to cut inside to provide more to the attack, and his shot isn't that bad either. He's only 21 and seems to be on a fantastic upward trajectory.

Thomas Müller: While he didn't grab a goal on the day, I felt that Müller was involved in nearly everything that was going forward. His finishing wasn't really there on the day, and Jaroslav Drobny made sure that he stopped everything else that Müller threw at him. I hate the term, but I felt like Thomas "deserved" a goal on the day.

Rafinha: The Brazilian handled attacks from Hamburg pretty well throughout the first half and managed to properly shepherd them into an area where multiple defenders were able to help. He's continued to perform whenever called upon by Guardiola

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