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Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04: Community Ratings

For the second week in a row, the Bavarian Football Works readers agreed with our Man of the Match selection

Dennis Grombkowski

Two weeks of community ratings and so far its two weeks of agreement as the Bavarian Football Works Community selected Sebastian Rode as the Man of the Match for Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 with an aggregate score of 4.39. It was a fantastic performance from Rode as the box-to-box midfield player and it showed just why he was courted by Matthias Sammer over the two years. That his performance was so good while starting alongside his Xabi Alonso who had been a Bayern Munich player for only 48 hours, is further testament to the strength of his performances. It was his work that gave him his first assist in a Bayern Munich uniform.


Rating Std. Dev.
Manuel Neuer 3.5 0.84
Philipp Lahm 3.69 0.78
Jerome Boateng 4.05 0.82
Holger Badstuber 3.83 0.74
David Alaba 3.45 0.89
Xabi Alonso 4.23 0.75
Sebastian Rode 4.39 0.85
Xherdan Shaqiri 2.33 1.06
Mario Götze 2.34 1.06
Thomas Müller 2.99 0.94
Robert Lewandowski 3.59 0.82
Dante 2.19 1.02
Pierre Hojbjerg 2.76 0.76
Juan Bernat 2.97 0.83


Further testament to the mark that holding midfield duo made on the match was that Xabi Alonso was nipping right on the heels of Rode, scoring out with an aggregate of 4.23 by you the readers. The other standouts for Bayern Munich were Jerome Boateng who was only other player to score above average while Philipp Lahm, and Holger Badstuber all scoring in the high 3's. Combined with the aforementioned Rode and Alonso, it's clear that the BFW community thought extremely highly of Bayern Munich's structure and development play.

However, the love for the defense and defensive midfield was not shared with the offense as Mario Götze and Xherdan Shaqiri both graded out far below average, in the lows 2's. It's worth noting that of all the starters, both Götze and Shaqiri showed the largest standard deviation in their scores considering they were a target of mixed feelings among the community. Thomas Müller was given a decidely average score while Robert Lewandowski's goal understandably gave him a bump top out the offensive charts.

Among the substitutes, Dante was graded out with the lowest aggregate score for the match at 2.19, most likely for his poor marking of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting that allowed the Cameroonian international to re-direct the Sidney Sam set piece that led to Schalke's only goal.

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