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Bayern 8-0 Hamburg: Match awards and player rankings

When Bayern Munich roll to an 8-0 victory will the meister of the match be a goal scorer?

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Tip Of The Cap: Holger Badstuber

In his return to the Bayern Munich starting lineup, Holger Badstuber was the defensive rock of Bayern Munich. Attempting 105 passes, he was the central conduit linking Bastian Schweinsteiger with the rest of the defense as the Bayern Munich attacks flowed up and down the pitch stretching and pulling the Hamburg defense apart. In defense he shut down those few Hamburg attacks that did occur, gathering two tackles, two interceptions and winning all of his aerial duels.

Golf Clap: Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben scored two goals astounding goals with the first being a cutting in curling effort that dinked off the far post and in. However it was his second that really stood out before netting his second a brilliant counterattack that the Dutchamn his right foot through to beat Jaroslav Drobny near post. It was a strike that few thought Arjen Robben was capable of.

Standing Ovation: Thomas Müller

Today was vintage Thomas Müller. The German international registered two goals and two assists and was a literal hurricane for Bayern Munich. His off-ball runs were consistently met with passes and he interchanged seamlessly with Lewandowski, Götze and Robben for the entire duration of his appearance.

Meister Of The Match: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger had an astounding game as the attacking creative hub of this team. He attempted 113 passes, splayed long balls far and wide across the pitch, and registered six chances created including one assist. On the defensive side of the ball he notched three interceptions and won all his aerial duels as he took a weak Hamburg midfield of Van der Vaart and Marcelo Diaz completely apart. He was the rock upon which Bayern Munich built the entirety of their dynamic vertical attack.

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