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Bayern Munich 5, Hoffenheim 2: Post Match Awards

After a terrible start, Bayern rattle off 5 straight goals and get the win

FC Bayern Muenchen v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Jersey Swap: Serge Gnabry. The loanee from Bayern Munich really handled his audition with the home club very well. His speed and ball control constantly kept Bayern off balance. He managed to draw a penalty in the first two minutes of the game and bagged another goal not long after to put Hoffenheim up 2-0.

Tip Of The Cap: Arjen Robben. For long stretches of this game, his side of the field was being exploited by Hoffenheim's press. However, to attribute all of this to Robben would be disingenuous. Robben still managed to turn in a fine performance with 2 assists (both coming off set pieces) and putting in a few effective attacking runs down the right flank.

Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski. He did exactly what you would want a world class #9 to do in a game. He poached a goal from Joshua Kimmich that may or may not have gone in, but he didn't want to take any chances and did the right thing. He was also drawing fouls, peppering the keeper with shots and even displaying some nifty dribbling down inside the box as well. At the end of the day, it may not have been Lewandowski at his best, but he was very good and his goal came at exactly the right time.

Standing Ovation: Arturo Vidal. I don't think Chelsea or Manchester United will be getting this man anytime soon. Vidal proved today why he is still one of the most valuable players on this roster. He led the team in tackles, made several passes leading to shots on goal, won possession back fairly consistently especially after the game got away from Bayern early on. He kept his cool and did the yeoman's work in the midfield.

Meister Of The Match: Kingsley Coman. Even though Bayern got off to a bad start, there was one player who was consistent throughout. Kingsley's speed and ball control made him look like Bayern's answer to Serge Gnabry, but Kingsley's passing really set him apart and earned him the top spot this week. He was four out of five on crosses (one of which directly led to a goal) and made four passes that led to shots on goal. Combine this with a team high four shots on target (and the game winning goal to boot) and it's an easy argument to make that Coman was Bayern's most dangerous player today.

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