Jersey Swap: Genki Haraguchi. He was relatively isolated in the first half, but along with Salomon Kalou, he was one of Berlin's most consistent threats throughout his 85 minute shift. Just after going 2-0 down at the beginning of the second half, it was Haraguchi who made a charging run forward into Bayern's 18 yard box, beating at least three players before playing a delicately lifted cross to Ondrej Duda, who poked home from just within the six yard box. Haraguchi's run that lead to the assist for Duda's goal injected a great deal of life into Berlin's play and it was only 5 minutes later that Kalou equalized for Berlin.
Tip of the Cap: Javi Martinez. Deployed outside of his natural center back position, Javi Martinez stuck to his task well as a central defensive midfielder. He looked calm and comfortable in possession and his distribution was positive for the most part. VAR rightfully overturned a penalty decision for which Martinez was the culprit of in the 17th minute as the replays showed he made a timely last stitch challenge with minimal contact on the bemused Vladimir Darida. Shortly thereafter, Martinez came marginally close to giving Bayern a 2-0 lead in the 32nd minute when his arrowed header sailed just over the crossbar. He was continuously an aerial threat from set pieces in the second half as well.
Golf Clap: Corentin Tolisso. With Javi Martinez acting as the holding central midfielder, Tolisso was given more license to roam forward and travel box to box with some freedom. Particularly in the first half, Tolisso covered a considerable amount of ground and did well on both sides of the ball. There were a handful of occasions where Tolisso worked hard to track back and cut out passes Berlin were trying to quickly thread together on the counter attack. He also showed good vision when he played the diagonal ball to Robert Lewandowski in the 49th minute that led to Bayern's second goal of the match - Lewandowski did exceptionally well to win the aerial dual and showed great strength to hold off his defender just enough to finesse home his left footed shot.
Standing Ovation: Mats Hummels. Other than being one of three players beaten by Haraguchi's run for Berlin's first goal, Hummels hardly put a foot wrong and was one of Bayern's strongest performers throughout the 90 minutes. Partnered alongside Jerome Boateng after being left on the bench for the midweek Champions League clash at Paris Saint-Germain, Hummels put in another solid shift. The two center backs combined for Bayern's opening goal in the 10th minute; Hummels did quite well from a standing position to generate power and whip on his header from Boateng's curled delivery from about twenty yards outside of Berlin's box. Refreshingly, too, Hummels looked calm and composed in possession in his own third when Bayern were chasing for a winner late on in the match and throwing numbers forward.
Meister of the Match: Robert Lewandowski. As is often the case, Lewandowski spent large portions of the match isolated up front with little support, but he was perhaps deserving of scoring more than just once. The striker showed a strong sequence of individual brilliance for his goal (Bayern's second) in the 49th minute as he did ever so well to win the aerial dual from Tolisso's diagonal ball and muscle off of his defender to create just enough space to slot home his left footed effort from close range. Lewandowski came close on at least two occasions, too, to restoring and/or adding to the lead for Bayern - he did well to muscle off his defender in the 44th minute as his effort went just inches wide of the left post and his effort in the 78th minute produced the same result, though it was a bit wider. On the stats sheet, Lewandowski won 100% of the aerial duels he was involved in (5), recorded 5 shots, and was only dispossessed twice.