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Neuer The Wall: Post-match awards from Bayern Munich’s 1-2 loss to Real Madrid

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It was a tale of two halves in Munich. Here were the standouts

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2l) tries to score past Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in Munich, southen Germany on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2l) tries to score past Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in Munich, southen Germany on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Jersey Swap: Cristiano Ronaldo. Ugh, you all know why. Let's just move on

Tip Of The Cap: Thiago Alcantara. Wasn't his best performance by his standards, but it was still a solid game for him. For much of the match, until Bayern went down to 10 men, the Bayern midfield seemed to be controlling the pace of the game. Thiago had a big role in that as he made several beautiful passes that didn't seem physically possible.

Golf Clap: Arjen Robben. Created four legit scoring chances in the first half and never seemed to lose any willpower as the game went on even after going down a man and seeing his team surrender two second half goals. His dribbling was fantastic, his interplay on the right side was very adept and his speed just never seems to wane. Not the best result for his team, but Arjen is still in vintage Robben mode.

Standing Ovation: Arturo Vidal. The guy continues to show up big in big games. The only blemish on his performance today was missing a penalty that shouldn't have been awarded in the first place and a late yellow card for shoving Luka Modric out of frustration. He led the team in touches, passes, passing accuracy, tackles, shots, shots on target and had Bayern's only goal. Had Bayern not gone down a man with 30 minutes to go, many of the runs that Vidal started could have ended up differently.

Meister Of The Match: Manuel Neuer. Neuer saves, ladies and gentlemen. He really saves. This was a "Tim Howard vs Belgium" type of performance for him. He made a total of 11 saves and about over half of those were absolutely brilliant, including a one handed point blank stop on a Ronaldo shot that barely even created a recoil on Neuer's massively powerful right hand. Forget the final scoreline, this match proved that Neuer is still the unquestioned best goalkeeper in the world.