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Post-match awards in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 win vs. Arsenal in the Champions League

Amazing what Bayern Munich can do against 10 men.

Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Tip Of The Cap: Renato Sanches – It still takes a big lead to get on the field, but Renato Sanches took advantage of his opportunity. He came on for Franck Ribery and started to show once again why Bayern paid so much for him. His pass to Douglas Costa for Bayern’s fourth goal was poised and patient, something we hadn’t seen from him yet.

Golf Clap: Douglas Costa – An argument can be made he should have started this game, but he certainly made an impact when he came on. He had acres of space to run into with Arsenal down to 10 men and he galloped through them like a horse in the wild. By the way, that goal he scored... look familiar?

Standing Ovation: Arjen Robben – Oh, that’s why Douglas Costa doesn’t start as much as he should. He had trouble weaving around the group of Arsenal players surrounding him early in the game, but he still found Robert Lewandowski when no one else could. His goal was his fourth in the last seven games in all competition, but he showed against Arsenal that he can give his best even when things aren’t going Bayern’s way.

Meister Of The Match: Arturo Vidal – Man, he had a lot on his plate in the first half as Bayern struggled to contain a motivated Arsenal team. But he still managed to get five tackles, block two shots and pass at a 90 percent clip. When Arsenal gave up, Vidal was full steam, and he deserved to score twice with the work rate he was giving.

Jersey Swap: Theo Walcott – Arsenal completely collapsed, but Walcott made a big difference when they still had a slim chance at making it through. He took full advantage of David Alaba’s attacking intent, and his finish was top class and one that clearly left Manuel Neuer stunned. Maybe he should have played in the first leg, Mr. Wenger...?

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