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Bayern Munich scrap by Darmstadt | Match Awards

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This match was hard to watch.

SV Darmstadt 98 v Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Jersey Swap: The Halftime Zeppelin.

Tip of the Cap: Bayern fans with their flares. At the start of the second half, Bayern’s fans lit up their stand with flares. A hefty fine will come Bayern’s way due to this action, but record turnover and all that.

Golf Clap: The three points: The victory means that Bayern move back to the top of the Bundesliga table. Wednesday’s match against Leipzig is all the more important now.

Standing Ovation: Manuel Neuer’s hands. Darmstadt received a free kick just outside of the penalty area, meaning that it was time for Manuel Neuer to get involved in the game. Following a diving save to his left, Neuer popped right back up to block a header on the rebound.

Meister of the Match: Douglas Costa’s left foot. The match was struggling for any action to take place, and it finally came on the wonderful left foot strike by the Brazilian. The shot was unstoppable, and Bayern