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Simply B-O-A Beautiful: Post Match Awards and Player Ratings

This iteration of Der Klassiker turned into a laugher in the second half as Bayern ran away with this game. That's because of these four players who turned in stellar performances

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Tip Of The Cap: Mario Götze. The former Dortmund star terrorized his old team and must have made them regret putting a buyout clause in his contract. Mario moved around from attacking mid, to right wing, to the left and was generally everywhere working up some great exchanges with his fellow attackers. He missed a pretty easy sitter in the second half, but he shrugged it off, delivered a brilliant cross to Robert Lewandowski for his second goal, and then managed to score one for himself as well eight minutes later. Every player makes mistakes, it's how they respond to them that truly tells the measure of the player and Götze responded exactly as you'd want him to.

Golf Clap: Thomas Müller. No matter what form he's in, Thomas Muller always seems to get up for Der Klassiker. His goal to open the scoring was remarkable and while it may have looked awkward, it was pure skill. To be able to gather the long pass from Jérôme Boateng, dribble it past the keeper and fire off a shot that split two defenders all in about two or three touches is incredible. Muller had six dribbles on the game, a team high, and never seemed to slow down, until Pep eventually subbed him off.

Standing Ovation: Robert Lewandowski. Ho hum, another two goal game from Robert Lewandowski. His placement on the awards list is becoming almost too expected to the point where it's hard to judge him based on the ridiculously high standard he has set for himself. BVB constantly harassed him all game long and after receiving a knock to the face in the first half, Big Bob came alive. His goal after the start of the second half put the hammer down on Dortmund as they all of the sudden were staring down a 3-1 deficit. What do you suppose Lewy has in store for his next trick?

Meister Of The Match: Jérôme Boateng. The big bad Boa was at it again this game, looking as brilliant as ever in the biggest game of the Bundesliga season. He had two assists that seemed like they came air mailed from Houston only to land perfectly at the feet of Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski. Outside of those two brilliant passes, he had four interceptions and five clearances, both team highs. He was superb holding down a three man back line that had to deal with a dangerous counterattacking side, and also showed a great ability to push it forward with his stretch passes in which he was 13 of 18.

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