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Match Awards from Bayern Munich’s big win over Borussia Dortmund

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Who was the man of the match?

Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images Fuer MAN

Jersey Swap: Raphael Guerreiro

When someone scores the kind of incredible goal that Raphael Guerreiro scored in this match, it’s hard to leave them off of the list. His volley cut Bayern Munich’s lead to 2-1 and got Borussia Dortmund right back into the match. Of course, things only got worse for Dortmund, but Guerreiro’s terrific goal at least gave them hope for about half an hour.

Tip of the Cap: Robert Lewandowski

On any normal day, Robert Lewandowski’s two goal performance would be enough for him to find himself being named the Meister of the Match. Lewandowski scored once from a free kick and once from the spot on a penalty that he drew. It was a good overall performance from Lewandowski, and he’ll be looking to carry that performance on to the next match against Real Madrid.

Golf Clap: Arturo Vidal

His poor clearance led to Borussia Dortmund’s lone goal, but otherwise, Arturo Vidal was tremendous in Der Klassiker. Vidal has proven in his time at bayern that he’s willing to run through a wall for his teammates, and Saturday was no different. His ability to be involved in the attack yet get back to cover for defense was a big reason for Sven Ulreich having more completed passes than Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic. He’s ready for Real Madrid.

Standing Ovation: Philipp Lahm & David Alaba

Bayern Munich are at their best and unbeatable when the interplay between the fullbacks and the wingers is on point. Against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, it was. Philipp Lahm and David Alaba link up with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery so perfectly that the each flank is completely dominated when they’re on their game. When Lahm and Alaba are able to keep the pressure up the field and give their wingers the necessary support, Bayern boss the field.

Meister of the Match: Arjen Robben & Franck Ribery

The two old men are splitting the Meister of the Match award today after their spectacular performance on the field against younger opposition. Arjen Robben completely bossed Marcel Schmelzer (4 years younger), while Franck Ribery had his way with Felix Passlack (15 years younger) on the opposite side of the field. We know that when Father Time comes for it’s victims, it’s can be a sudden fall instead of a gradual decline. However, do Robben and Ribery have more time left in their legs than we always think?