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Bob The Scorer: Post Match Awards and Player Ratings

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Bayern start off the Ruckrunde with a hard fought win over a scrappy Hamburger SV side

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Tip Of The Cap: Thomas Muller. Maybe not the prettiest of games for him, but Thomas Muller was very effective in the attacking play of Bayern. Some winter rust showed, but Tommy managed to draw a penalty and his shot on goal (which may or may not have gone in) was deftly deflected by Robert Lewandowski for the winner.

Golf Clap: Holger Badstuber. The most steady and, dare I say, dominating defender of the game belonged to #28. The much maligned center back played a brilliant game winning nine arials and having nine clearances, both game highs. He also completed 93% of his passes on the game, while playing forward as well as dropping back.

Standing Ovation: Kingsley Coman. The kid has definitely not lost a step over the winter break. If anything, he's picked up a few new skills along the way. His one weakness of the Hinrunde was his crossing ability as well as his service inside into the box. Both of those looked much improved in this game. Couple that with his devastating dribbling ability and blazing speed and you have one of the best young wingers in the world.

Meister Of The Match: Robert Lewandowski. He's still got it. The first half of the season wasn't a mirage or an aberration as Lewa proved this match. He is every bit as deadly on the ball as he seemed to be. He delivered several shots, at least one of which he had no business even getting his foot on, and yes he scored two goals, but it was his all around play that most impressed. His dribbling, movement, and first touch don't get talked about nearly as much as they should.

Jersey Swap: Dennis Diekmeier. Neither Douglas Costa nor Kingsley Coman had much success going against Hamburg's right. Much of that is because Diekmeier did an admirable job locking down that flank. He also had a beautiful effort for a shot that missed just wide in which he out dribbled about three Bayern players. The 26 year old is starting to establish himself as one of the better right backs in the Bundesliga.