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The old guys get it done! Match awards from Bayern’s 4-1 win against Freiburg

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As some of his teammates retire, Arjen Robben shows he’s not done yet.

Freiburg's defender Marc-Oliver Kempf (L) and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (R) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on May 20, 2017.
Freiburg's defender Marc-Oliver Kempf (L) and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (R) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on May 20, 2017.
(Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Jersey Swap: Marc-Oliver Kempf.

It was a close one between Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow, who kept his team in it for almost the entire game and Kempf. But the defender gets the jersey swap, due to the workman’s effort he put in against the offensive juggernaut that is Bayern. He finished with two tackles, five interceptions, and seven (!) blocked shots, and helped keep his team alive.

Tip Of The Cap: Tom Starke.

He made his last professional game count. Despite Bayern’s dominance of the game, Freiburg still had their chances, with the retiring keeper making seven saves to keep Bayern in the lead, before the floodgates finally opened late on the other side.

Golf Clap: Arturo Vidal.

They don’t call him a warrior for nothing. Even in a game that meant nothing in the big picture, the Chilean played the only way he knows how — all out. He recorded eight tackles, three interceptions and a yellow card. To put the cherry on top, he tallied a goal to make it 2-0 in the 73rd minute, finally taking the wind out of Freiburg’s sails.

Standing Ovation: Philipp Lahm.

You knew he was going to get an award, right? Unless he had scored three own goals, got red carded and headbutted the referee on his way off, he was getting an award. The captain did nothing of the sort of course, and reminded all of us Bayern fans — and soccer fans in general — how much we are going to miss him playing at right back, bombing down the flank on overlaps and crossing dangerous balls in to the box. Servus, Philipp, du bist der Beste!

Meister Of The Match: Arjen Robben.

I really wanted to give Lahm the MotM. I really did! But there was no way past giving it to the man that a lot of people thought would be retiring right alongside Xabi Alonso and the captain. The Dutchman just keeps on going, capping a successful season with the opening goal of the game, and recording two assists while he was at it. This guy is unbelievable.