Tip of the Cap: Robert Lewandowski – He owned the 97th minute. It was 2 minutes after an already bogus amount of extra time had expired and he tapped a bouncing loose ball into the net to rescue a point. Other than that, Lewandowski didn’t do a whole lot for Bayern Munich in his appearance off the bench.
Golf Clap: Arjen Robben – Robben had one of his quieter games but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. He was everywhere on the right hand side of midfield, combining with Lahm, overloading with Costa, and trying to work 1-2’s with Thomas Müller. It wasn’t his fault so little of his work got through the wall that was Marvin Plattenhardt.
Standing Ovation: Thomas Müller – Thomas Müller had one of his better performances for Bayern this season. He was energetic between the lines, he attacked the space off the back shoulder of John Anthony Brooks time and again. He did the dirty work up front and he nearly was able to pull out some tremendous plays on offense. But just the same as Robben, Müller was stifled by a dominating defense.
Meister of the Match: Thiago – Thiago was excellent. He worked and danced around the Hertha midfield with possession. He played with a Bayern midfield that was more interested in a lazy Sunday stroll than a football game and had to carry the team himself against a Hertha BSC defensive midfield that was indomitable.
Jersey Swap: John Anthony Brooks – Everytime Bayern play Hertha BSC, John Anthony Brooks reminds us who he was on the two-man emergency centerback shortlist last winter with Serdar Tasci. The American centerback was a monster for Hertha today, denying Bayern crossing opportunities in the box, and physically matched Thomas Müller and Lewandowski at every turn.