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Match awards from BBQ Time At The Allianz: Bayern 5-0 Wolfsburg

In a game where a case could made for any number of Bayern players to get on the awards list, these are the four who stood out. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.

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Jersey Swap: Diego Benaglio. What? A keeper on the losing end of a 5-0 drubbing gets an award? Yes, yes he does. Benaglio's defense gave him no chance back there and the Swiss keeper made several wonderful saves to keep Wolfsburg in the game when it could have been much worse, much earlier in this match. Looking back at all five goals, it's hard to say that very many of them were his fault. It's even more hard to find a Wolfsburg player who actually deserved a jersey swap any more than Benaglio.

Tip Of The Cap: Arjen Robben. You take the good and the bad with The Flying Dutchman. The good was his vintage left footed curling shot that the keeper had absolutely no chance on for the game's opening goal along with his team leading five shots. The bad was the many times he elected to take a solo run rather than involve his teammates, or when he waited just a second too late to shoot it or cross it. All in all, you have to like a performance like this because every time the ball is at the feet, the defenders all take notice and that is a valuable skill.

Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski. Ho hum, another brace for Lewandowski, who has eight goals in his last three matches against Wolfsburg. He showed just how opportunistic a striker he is, and that is meant a very high compliment. He has a near "Muller" sense for knowing where the game is flowing and where to position himself to pounce and he did just that today.

Standing Ovation: Thiago Alcantara. In his 100th Bundesliga appearance, Thiago was masterful in the midfield. He led Bayern players in touches with 108, passes with 93, including a jaw dropping 11 for 11 on passes over 30 yards. He also led the team in interceptions with nine and total tackles. But enough about the stats. Thiago certainly passed the eye test as well, expertly finding his teammates on the break and anticipating counterattacks and breaking them up with ease. He didn't get on the scoresheet (though he came one finger tip save away from doing so) but he was incredibly impactful today.

Meister Of The Match: Thomas Muller. He finally gets the monkey off his back after 999 minutes. Outside of that cathartic experience for him, he turned in a fantastic performance. Playing behind Lewandowski, he was able to roam and attack where he saw fit to devastating effect. He had an assist when his shot was expertly redirected by the big polish striker and also set up two other shots on goal as well. Throughout the entire game, he lived up to his nickname of Raumdeuter as he used the space given to him to breakdown the admittedly woeful Wolfsburg defense.

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