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Bayern Munich vs. FC Köln: Post-match awards and player ratings

An exciting, high quality match means there is no shortage of players deserving to walk the red carpet this week on both teams.

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An emphatic and exciting 4-1 win over FC Köln at the Allianz Arena? Check. 18 goals in the last three matchdays? Check. Bayern Munich are on a roll and here's who was on a roll today.

Tip Of The Cap - Anthony Ujah: Ujah hovered around the midfield line for most of this match waiting to pounce on any counter attacking opportunities. He put 2 shots on target, one of which cut Bayern's lead to 2-1 right before the half. He led his team in shots and was the biggest reason that Koln was able to mount any kind of attack at all.

Golf Clap - Arjen Robben: Most of the Bayern attack came through the left side of the pitch, but Robben still managed to get himself involved with a goal and two assists. He also had four shots on target, and six key passes. Robben managed to keep up his incredible form this season, with his dribbling and crossing skills on full display. With both he and Franck Ribery on point, Koln struggled to defend against such a potent attack.

Standing Ovation - David Alaba: He led the team with 115 passes, completing 94% of them. Alaba played another fantastic box to box game. On paper he lined up as a left back in Pep's 4-1-4-1, but played forward for much of the match. He and Ribery had a great chemistry on the pitch, especially in attack. From the midfield, he and Bastian Schweinsteiger were on the same page as they both played a huge hand in helping Bayern to 75% possession. In all three phases of the game, David Alaba played great.

Meister Of The Match - Franck Ribery: Tied for the team lead in touches with 122, Franck Ribery played a full 90 minutes and was back to his old self. The other half of Robbery was in the Koln defender's heads all game and was just toying with them as Zeus did with the mere mortals of ancient Greece. Ribery was effective early and often and Bayern recognized that he was having his way with the left side of the Koln defense as he worked well with Alaba and Mario Götze. Ladies and gentlemen, Ribery ( and Robbery!) is officially back in business.

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