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Javi Martinez was absolutely electric for Bayern Munich today

Javi Martinez: Stud

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Tip Of The Cap: Robert Lewandowski - Robert Lewandowski did everything but score in this match. He flubbed countless efforts, mishit balls, cracked the post a couple times, but the sheer volume of chances he created with his off-ball movement and tireless running helped bring in his teammates as they sought to breakdown Hertha BSC. That said, if Lewandowski had his shooting boots on right  today, he could have scored 3 or 4.

Golf Clap: Thomas Müller - Thomas Müller put in a decidedly Thomas Müller performance wherein he ran ran ran all day long, dragged centerbacks and defensive midfielders around like anchors and nabbed a quick goal at the back post. Besides that he wasn't much of a factor, but that's all Bayern Munich needed to give their dominating midfield the space and time to romp all over Hertha BSC.

Standing Ovation: Arturo Vidal - 125 touches. 110 passes at 96% to go along with four shots and a gangbusters defensive performance? Arturo Vidal was the engine of Bayern Munich today and he relentlessly drove them forward and recovered possession until his substitution late in the match. This was the Arturo Vidal every Bayern Munich fan wants to see.

Meister Of The Match: Javi Martinez - When you move from playing centerback, to playing defensive midfield, to playing attacking midfield, then back to playing centerback and then to playing as a box-to-box midfielder, you know you've had a whirlwind day tactically. That was Javi Martinez for Bayern Munich as he played wherever and did whatever Pep Guardiola needed. Need a false 9 capable of holding up the ball? Check. Need a CAM capable of feeding through balls and working with wing partners to drive the attack? Check. Need a lock down centerback? Check. Javi Martinez was everywhere for Bayern Munich and this was his game to dominate. If Arturo Vidal was the engine of this match, Javi Martinez was the driver who put this well oiled machine through it's paces.

Jersey Swap: .John Anthony Brooks - The American international had a solid game for Hertha BSC, locking down his side of the pitch and contributing a handful of successful tackles, interceptions, and clearances to defend Rune Jarstein's goal. It wasn't a lights out performance by any stretch (considering he was the one marking Kingsely Coman before his beautiful goal) but it was solid enough from a very young player.

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