In a game that Bayern should have won, we are instead looking back at a game in which multiple issues arose: mostly a lack of quality finishing coupled with Bayern’s fears of a long term injury to defensive stalwart Niklas Süle and the questions that will lead to for our defense. Here are the awards from this match.
Jersey Swap - Tomas Koubek
While he looked quite shaky in the first half. Koubek made two incredibly hard 1v1, point blank saves in the 2nd half that kept Augsburg in the game. While Corodba deserves praise for his dismantling of the Bayern defense, Koubek was the singular reason that Augsburg even had a chance to come back and earn a point on the match.
Tip of the Cap - David Alaba
Seeing his name on the list will bring some bad memories of Süle’s horrendous injury to start the game, but Alaba reiterated his place as one of the best LB’s in the Bundesliga with his performance today. Consistently making runs forward and causing threats, he almost got away with an assist with a beautiful chip that Gnabry took and hit off the woodwork.
Golf Clap - Joshua Kimmich
Outside of his horrid defending on the late game-tying goal, Kimmich was his usual competent self. Made plenty of great passes and made a couple of very important challenges. That being said, Kimmich is extremely lucky to have not been sent off for what looked to be a intentional handball towards the end of the 1st half.
Standing Ovation - Robert Lewandowski
Scoring Bayern’s first goal of the game, Lewandowski has continued his insane stretch of scoring in every single Bayern match this season. I mean Every. Single. Game. The only reason he does not get MOTM is due to some issues he had with finishing during the second half of the match. Otherwise, as per usual, Lewandowski was there to perform.
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Meister of the Match - Serge Gnabry
Becoming more commonplace these days, Gnabry proved to be the most impactful player on the field today for Bayern. Not only did he assist Lewandowski’s goal in the first half, Gnabry bettered himself and scored Bayern’s second goal in the second half. Consistently making himself a threat, Gnabry produced numerous chances that Bayern were simply unable to finish.