With another month (and another season!) in the books, it's time to look back at Bayern Munich's month of May taking note of the best and worst of the month's performances and awarding the Player of the Month honors from our community ratings.
Player of the Month
With a monthly rating of 3.97, April's Player of the Month goes to Manuel Neuer. Considering Neuer allowed a grand total of 10 goals over six matches, this award should more represent that fact that Bayern Munich had one hellacious month. With just a single Bundesliga win over Mainz to their name and a UEFA Champions League semi-final defeat at the hands of FC Barcelona there weren't many bright spots, Neuer included.
Though this alone might be worth Player of the Month:
Oh and this one:
Ok. Fine. I remember why Manuel Neuer is a god now
Methodology: The Player of the Month is generated by taking the mean player rating across all match performance votes the player received in the month of March. To address for playing time, matches in which a player did not play, are given performances deemed to be team average, or the average of all collective votes over the course of the month. For May the average vote was 3.16. All players who did not play in the month are excluded from the award.
Forms of the Month
The In-Form Player: Claudio Pizarro. 9% increase
The Out-of-Form Player: Jerome Boateng. 20% decrease
Methodology: The month's form is found by calculating the player's average rating over all games as a percent difference of their season average rating. The player with the greatest percent increase is awarded the in-form award while the greatest percent decrease is awarded the out-of-form. All players who did not play in the month are excluded from the award.
Individual Match and Aggregate Ratings
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Community Man of the Match Honors
Matchday 31 vs Bayer Leverkusen - Dante - 1st of the season
Champions League Semi-finals vs. Barcelona, Leg 1: Manuel Neuer - 4th of the season
Matchday 32 vs. FC Augsburg - Manuel Neuer - 5th of the season
Champions League Semi-finals vs. Barcelona, Leg 2: Thomas Müller - 4th of the season
Matchday 33 vs. SC Freiburg: Mitchell Weiser - 1st of the season
Matchday 34 vs. Mainz 05: Manuel Neuer - 6th of the season
Community Scapegoat of the Match Honors
Matchday 31 vs Bayer Leverkusen - Mario Götze - 4th of the season
Champions League Semi-finals vs. Barcelona, Leg 1: Mario Götze - 5th of the season
Matchday 32 vs. FC Augsburg - Pepe Reina - 1st of the season
Champions League Semi-finals vs. Barcelona, Leg 2: Javi Martinez - 1st of the season
Matchday 33 vs. SC Freiburg: Jerome Boateng - 2nd of the season