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Bayern Munich 4, Werder Bremen 2: Post-match Awards

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Müller time for Bayern Munich!

FC Bayern Muenchen v SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga
Thomas Müller’s two goals and one assist lead Bayern over a feisty Werder Bremen side.
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Thomas Müller’s scintillating effort helped Bayern Munich’s second half surge past a determined Werder Bremen squad.

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Jersey Swap: Max Kruse. The 29-year-old forward was the engine behind Werder Bremen’s effort. Kruse was persistent in looking to counter-attack and create chances for his team and was a constant thorn in Bayern’s side. Kruse assisted on Jérôme Gondorf’s first-half tally and also ricocheted a corner off of Niklas Süle for Werder Bremen’s second goal. It was Kruse’s drive that kept his side aggressive and energetic throughout the contest.

Tip of the Cap: Jerome Boateng. Boateng was a steady presence on the back line for Bayern Munich. Contributing a superb assist on Müller’s first goal was impressive, but his reliability on defense allowed Süle and Joshua Kimmich to venture higher with confidence that Werder Bremen’s potent counter-attack would be thwarted.

Gold Clap: James Rodriguez. After a sluggish start, Rodriguez rebounded to be the playmaker that Jupp Heynckes needs him to be as the Colombian international tallied two assists to help give Bayern momentum in the second half. What a creative play-making duo Rodriguez and Müller have proven to be for Bayern!

FC Bayern Muenchen v SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga

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Standing Ovation: Robert Lewandowski. Another slow starter, Lewandowski eventually made a tremendous impact in his first game back after missing time due to a patella injury. Working in unison with both Müller and Rodriguez, Lewandowski had a superb second half with two goals before exiting in favor of winter transfer Sandro Wagner.

Meister of the Match: Thomas Müller. Was there any doubt? Müller was a dominating offensive presence for Bayern. His first goal was nothing short of beautiful on a dynamic feed from Boateng, and his timely assist to Lewandowski showed that Müller’s creative instincts are indeed world-class whatever his detractors may say. Müller capped his day with another goal - this time capitalizing on a perfectly timed run on an exquisite chip from Rodriguez. This was Müller’s 100th Bundesliga goal, and it’s well worth watching again:

With Müller showing this form and coach Jupp Heynckes confident in exploiting all of his talents, Bayern’s opposition should start trembling in their boots.