Jersey Swap: Tim Weah
The 18 year-old American is looking to prove himself to new PSG coach Thomas Tuchel and he didn’t disappoint by scoring the only goal of the match for the French outfit. Getting a start up top is a good sign for any young forward and bodes well for his future whether it is at PSG or on loan this season. Midfielder Adrien Rabiot gets honorable mention here as he consistently caused trouble for Bayern Munich when on the ball, but his careless marking of Javi Martinez for the Bavarians opening goal can not be ignored.
Tip of the Cap: Joshua Zirkzee
After getting thumped in the head ball the ball with a shot taken by a teammate it looked as if Zirkzee’s day was done before it even really got started. But the second half substitute was able to recover a few minutes later and then scored with a composed finish off a well placed cross from Serge Gnabry on the break. Not many 17 year-olds can say they have scored against PSG, friendly or not.
Golf Clap: Javi Martinez
Defensively it was an unusually sloppy game from Martinez with too many giveaways leading to chances for the opponents. However, the Spaniard worked hard as always and was rewarded by thumping a header past Gigi Buffon from a corner taken by Arjen Robben. That one set piece changed the flow of the match and Bayern was eventually able to prevail.
Standing Ovation: Sandro Wagner
Wagner didn’t show up on the scoresheet for this match but it was his presence that made a difference. His hold up play and headers in the box were key in getting Bayern back into the match. He showed the drive and hunger that the club is looking for from him in his quest for minutes.
Meister of the Match: Renato Sanches
Renato is back at Bayern Munich along with many skeptics but on this day he took his first steps forward in calming the naysayers. Sanches took all of the right-footed set pieces when he was on the field including this golazo for his first goal with the club.
Renato Sanches' first goal for Bayern pic.twitter.com/O0jKDhwYlk— helner (@BlackRegista) July 21, 2018
Sanches was calm on the ball and was always able to find a pass. His medium and long range passes always found their target. Of all the players on the field today, Sanches may have been the one with the most pressure - and he delivered.