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Post match awards for Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League win against Atletico Madrid

Every match against Atletico Madrid is going to be a rough and tumble affair. These particular players showed true grit as Bayern came away with a win.

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Jersey Swap: Lucas Hernandez. Not a whole lot went right for Atletico, but this 20-year-old Frenchman was one of the bright spots. A left back by definition, he bombed forward in a way that is reminiscent of David Alaba. He was solid in his end, solid on the attack and very strong in the air. All in all, it was a fine performance by this kid.

Tip Of The Cap: Juan Bernat. He didn't score in this game or show off any flashy moves, but if you look at the film, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who worked harder than he did. He showed that he can hold down the left back position and let Alaba slide centrally and not lose any cover on that side of the pitch. You need players like that if you want to make a deep run in the Champions League

Golf Clap: Renato Sanches. Starting in a Champions League game against the defending runners up is a very daunting task for any professional. But for a 19-year-old, it's nearly unfathomable that a kid would remained this poised and focused throughout an entire match. Renato Sanches did just that however, proving that the stage was not too big for him. He had three passes leading to shots on goal while also showing his defensive prowess in his own end, but it was his role in the transition game that proved most effective. He gives Bayern a counterattacking facet that could be a game changer tactically as Bayern move on in the Champions League.

Standing Ovation: Robert Lewandowski. Unlike last game's free kick goal which was in stoppage time and largely meaningless, this goal came at a perfect time to put Bayern ahead of a European nemesis and they never looked back. Special players make special plays on special days and Big Shot Bob is no exception. He's added a new toy to his deadly arsenal in free kicks, and he only just got it out of the packaging. It's going to be very fun seeing what he can do against his favored BBQ joint, Wolfsburg.

Meister Of The Match: Arturo Vidal. Sometimes, Vidal puts on his shooting boots and we get his offensive and creative prowess. Sometimes, he puts on his tackling boots and we see the tough, defensive minded midfielder. Today we got to see both as Vidal proved, once agai,n why he's one of the best, if not the best, box-to-box midfielder out there. He led the team in passing accuracy as well as tackles and interceptions by a wide margin. It's hard to say what Carlo Ancelotti's formation is going to be going forward, but Vidal has to be a part of it. He is vital to Bayern's midfield dominance.

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