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Match Awards: Bayern’s 3-2 collapse against Dortmund

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Sigh.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Mats Hummels of FC Bayern Muenchen reacts during the DFB Cup semi final match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 26, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern )
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Mats Hummels of FC Bayern Muenchen reacts during the DFB Cup semi final match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 26, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern )
(Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern )

Jersey Swap: Ousmane Dembele. What can I say? The guy was mostly quiet for 70 minutes before curling home the game winning goal. There were a few opportunities for him to make an impact earlier, but at least one brilliant tackle from Mats Hummels and several other defensive gems denied him.

Tip of the Cap: Javi Martinez. Martinez cracks the list for his well taken header goal to get a goal for Bayern, but doesn’t get any higher due to his huge blunder early in the match. His backpass that led to the Dortmund opener was truly terrible, and he thankfully made up for it relatively quickly with that goal.

Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski. Oh, Lewa, what could’ve been. He consistently threatened the Dortmund backline, and they struggled to defend him throughout the match. However, he couldn’t finish today. He had multiple one-on-one opportunities that he just couldn’t put the ball into the net. It wasn’t the Lewandowski that we know and love.

Standing Ovation: Thiago Alcantara. A lack of rotation can kill you when you need it the most. Thiago (and Vidal) were amazing for about an hour against Dortmund. Then, the legs gave out. Bayern’s push through the middle started to fall apart as Dortmund gained an upper hand and managed to push everything from Bayern out wide. For that hour though... he was great.

Meister of the Match: Mats Hummels. It’s tough to really give out this award, as there were really no clear standout performers on the day for Bayern. Hummels will take the honors today due to what happened when he was on — and off — the field. Hummels had multiple, brilliant last-ditch tackles to keep Dortmund off the board on multiple occasions. His goal was wonderfully take to give Bayern the lead. Then, the team utterly collapsed when he left the field. It’s hard to argue with his nomination here.