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Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal willed Bayern Munich to victory against Juventus

Never say die was Bayern's mantra against Juventus

FC Bayern Muenchen v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images

Tip of the Cap: Thomas Müller. I'm not going to make any bones about this award. It's going to Thomas Müller because he did exactly what Thomas Müller does. It was overall a terrible game for him. He was isolated, ineffective and hardly contributed to Bayern Munich's attacking thrusts. But all it took was one second of composure and six inches of space and he gave this team a lifeline that they took full advantage of in extra time.

Golf Clap: Kingsley Coman. Kingsley Coman is the reason Bayern were able to win this game. When he was introduced for Xabi Alonso, the French international stuck to his gameplan with flagless enthusiasm, continually pushing the Juventus backline deeper and deeper trying to break through against Patrice Evra on the right.

It may not have been successful the entire match, but it was intentional, tireless and his actions were what pulled the Juventsus defensive lines apart for those few brief seconds where he and Douglas Costa were able to drop their pin point crossing onto the heads of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller.

Meister of the Match, Part 1: Arturo Vidal. Before this game started, I mentioned to our colleagues over at Black White & Read All Over that this game started and ended with Arturo Vidal. It did. 5 tackles, 4 interceptions, 133 touches belie a player who pushed forward in attack and pulled back in defense. While his performance in the first half -- like much of the team -- was seriously poor, it was his second half that displayed his importance.

When Xabi Alonso left the pitch for very good reasons in the 59th minute, Arturo Vidal went into overdrive. The majority of his offensive and defensive play was in the second half where he was the steel behind Bayern's attacking thrusts.

Meister of the Match, Part 2: Douglas Costa. 114 touches, 7 shots, 5 chances created, and 9 dribbles. This attack was built around Douglas Costa. And he was the player who pushed Bayern Munich forward relentlessly alongside Arturo Vidal.

When people ask whatever is Bayern Munich going to do when they lose Arjen Robben, point to this game. When people ask whatever is Bayern Munich going to do when they lose Franck Ribery, point to almost any other game Costa has played this season. Costa showed he can create. He showed he will fight tooth and nail for every inch today. That grit and hustle is one of those intangibles that nothing on a stat sheet or a tactical plan can capture.

Jersey Swap: Paul Pogba. Paul Pogba is absurdly good on both sides of the ball and one day he is going to win a Champions League title. Hopefully it's in a Bayern uniform.

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