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Bayern Munich vs. Hertha BSC, Bundesliga: Post-match awards and ratings

It was a lackluster affair from both Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC and it showed as neither side looked particularly dangerous for most of the match. There were however brief moments of tension...

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Tip Of The Cap: Mitchell Weiser. The 21-year-old had a rough start to the match on the left side of the pitch as he was an ineffective offensive force. With Bayern Munich forced to break down a deep-lying Hertha BSC defense, his contributions on the left were anemic. His second half performance was miles better as he shifted to rightback and helped transition play forward. It was with a lovely bit of skill late in the second half that he beat three defenders before crossing the ball to give Bastian Scwheinsteiger the winning shot.

Golf Clap: Sebastian Rode. From a stylistic standpoint, this was Sebastian Rode at his most dull. Plugged into both wingback spots over the course of 90 minutes, this game was an exercise in tactical discipline for the 24-year-old German. And discipline was exactly what Rode showed as he partnered with Dante to lock down what had been a defensively weak left side in the first half and proved stalwart alongside Jerome Boateng on the right.

Standing Ovation: Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish international started on the bench for this match and came on halfway through the second half for a tired and ineffective Thomas Müller. From that point on the Bayern Munich attack livened up as Thiago pushed the team forward splaying passes all over the pitch as Bayern looked to break the deadlock.

Meister Of The Match: Manuel Neuer: This game was dead and one of the most dull performances Bayern Munich have put up in recent memory. Despite that Manuel Neuer was still in tip-top mental form as he made several key saves, including a masterclass save to deny Nico Schulz early in the second half. In a game where pretty much nothing was memorable, Manuel Neuer delivered the memorable moments in situations that could have cost Bayern Munich this fixture.

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