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Thiago Is BACK! Match Awards, Player Ratings from Bayern Munich's win over Olympiacos

Bayern come earn a hard fought victory to open their Champions League season. These are the players who stood out

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Tip Of The Cap: Kingsley Coman. It can't be easy to be a much ballyhooed 19 year old transfer to one of the biggest clubs in the world, but after some early jitters, Coman settled in and proved that Bayern would be fools not to exercise their buy option. After coming on in the 59th minute, Coman fired off a horrendous shot, but settled in nicely and had a direct hand in the game's final two goals, showing off his speed and ball handling skills. The most important takeaway for Coman was that as the game went on, he got better which is important to see for a young player.

Golf Clap: David Alaba. Back to his familiar role as a box to box defender, Alaba played a quiet, but effective role on both ends of the pitch. His passes were crisp, his tracking skills broke up several Olympiakos counters, and his pace and chemistry with his wingers on the left side created many chances. With a depleted back line due to injury, David Alaba helped the patchwork Bayern defense hold the line in hostile territory.

Standing Ovation: Thomas Muller. With Robert Lewandowski being subbed off early in the second half, much of the central attacking role fell to Muller and he did not disappoint. He had a game high seven shots, with four of them being on goal. You can say his first goal was a cross gone wrong and he was lucky, but luck is merely the product of hard work and skill, something of which Muller has in droves.

Meister Of The Match: Thiago Alcantara. Sometimes a player's performance is brilliant, but doesn't show up on the stat sheet. Sometimes a player can be fairly poor, but look good stats wise. Thiago played brilliant AND the stats more than back it up. He led the team in touches, and passes completing a game high 94% of them. Of those passes, he had a game high seven of nine of the long ball variety, and four of them were key passes according to Oh and Just for fun, he led the team in tackles and dribbles. Thiago was brilliant from the opening whistle to the final whistle and Bayern must be incredibly happy that he recently extended his contract.

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