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LewanGOALski! Post Match Awards and Player Rating

Bayern Munich cruised to a comfortable victory to close out the group stage. Here are the standouts

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Tip Of The Cap: Rafinha. The new German citizen played a very well rounded game on the defensive end and in the offensive side. He was five of six on passes over 30 yards and completed 93% of his passes total and held down the left flank very admirably. He gets a tip of the cap here mostly due to his sliding interception late in the game that denied a close range tap in goal. It was a beautiful sight to see.

Golf Clap: Sven Ulreich. I can't imagine how tough it must be to be waiting on the sidelines knowing that the best player in the world at your position is the only one ahead of you on the depth chart. Ulreich came into this match after a long absence from any first team action and performed admirably making several first class saves and breaking up a few more goal scoring chances before they could come to fruition. Oddly enough, this is the first appearance from a goal keeper on the awards this season, and it isn't Manuel Neuer....

Standing Ovation: Sebastian Rode. The kid just keeps giving Bayern reasons to keep him around. The 25 year old soon-to-be-maybe-hopefully German senior team international played a fantastic box to box game providing Bayern with one of the best problems a club can have: too much depth. He was a perfect four for four on passes over 30 yards, led the team in tackles, interceptions as well as passes leading to shots on goal all while having the third most touches.

Meister Of The Match: Robert Lewandowski. The man is, simply put, the most lethal striker on the planet. His two goals were massive and both were phenomenal finishes on his part. He had seven shots, five of them being on target and all of them being legit dangerous strikes. He caps off a fantastic group stage with Bayern Munich with seven goals in six games, leading Bayern to a dominating group win.

Jersey Swap: El Arbi Soudani. The 28 year old Algerian was really the brightest spot for Dinamo Zagreb and the only real attacking threat. For the game he had five shots and two passes leading to shots on goal. If he could time his runs a little better, he might have had a couple goals to boot. Even late in the game and behind 2-0 he never quit on the match, fighting for goal #1 until the final whistle and that kind of hustle earns a lot of respect.

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