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Rockin' Robben: Post match awards for Bayern Munich's win against Bochum

Bochum made a game of it early on, but Bayern found their form and breezed into the semis in this Pokal clash. Here are the standouts

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Tip Of The Cap: Thiago Alcantara. Outside of his goal in the 61st minute, Thiago played a solid all around game helping lead the attack as well as making several tackles to control the midfield. It wasn't always pretty. It rarely is against a quality opponent playing for their lives at their own house. Thiago however brought some sense of stability to this match. It is a very promising sight for Bayern Munich as his skill in distribution and dribbling will be vital as they continue their run towards the treble.

Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski. It was tough for him to get involved early on (much as it was for nearly every Bayern attacker) but Lewa did what Lewa does: Score goals. Rather than let his frustration show, he kept at it and broke through with a great strike in the 39th minute and followed up with an "icing on the cake" goal in stoppage time at the end of the match. He may not have been his most dangerous self on the field, but anytime you nab a brace in a knockout type of game, at their field no less, you get a place on the awards.

Standing Ovation: Thomas Müller. He struggled to get involved early, but once he did, he had himself a very good game. His hold up play that drew defenders to him, combined with his deft passing led directly to Lewandowski's first goal of the game and came just at a time when Bayern really needed it as Bochum were countering them to death. Later in the game, Müller had a beautiful one touch pass/assist to Thiago which put the game out of reach.

Meister Of The Match: Arjen Robben. This game was as close to a "vintage" Robben performance as has been seen in a long time. The recently oft-injured winger looked back to his normal self with devastating speed and control with the ball at his feet. He had a point blank scoring chance which he whiffed on, badly, but other than that he was the most electrifying player on the pitch. Having him back into this kind of form can only mean good things for Bayern going forward.

Jersey Swap: Manuel Riemann. It's not typical to give recognition to a keeper who concedes three goals, but this game could have easily become a laugher had Riemann not made some crucial saves not to mention a penalty kick from Müller that seemed to get the crowd back into the game after seeing Jan Simunek sent off in the 43rd minute.

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