Tonight we witnessed rhapsody of Bayern Munich. Die Rekordmeister controlled the match from start to finish and left little room for Red Star Belgrade. Bayern won 6:0 and could have probably scored a couple more, but Milan Borjan was very good tonight despite the score. Without further ado, here are the match awards!
Jersey swap: Milan Borjan
It is hard to choose a player from the opposite team after Bayern won 5:0. But the saddest thing here is that Borjan played a very good match, but Bayern was just unstoppable. Red Star’s goalie made ten remarkable saves tonight!
Tip of the cap: Philippe Coutinho
The Brazilian started at the wing tonight and was solid. He made a few good chances and managed to get an assist to his name. His passes were on point tonight and he made five key passes. What was interesting for me is that he didn’t use his speed that much on the wing, but rather relied on passes and tricks.
Golf clap: Corentin Tolisso
Another great performance from the Frenchman. It seems that he is back at his usual best and has fully recovered from last season’s injury. Tolisso was always active in midfield and managed to assist in one goal and score another of his own in the dying minutes of the match. He was very close to scoring another goal, but Borjan saved the shot, which later bounced off from the post. He made three key passes with 86% pass accuracy.
Standing ovation: Leon Goretzka
Leon Goretzka is also steadily regaining his form back and tonight he was superb. His partnership with Thiago is a sight to behold. Tonight, he was very active and very important in frontal pressing and helped out the attacking players. He opened the scoring tonight with an amazing header. He also had a few other good chances, but Borjan did his job well. Goretzka also did well in defensive tasks and was helpful for Bayern’s back four. He finished the match with one key pass and 92% pass accuracy.
Meister of the match: Robert Lewandowski
There is no stopping the Lewy-train! The man just keeps on scoring goals and breaking records. Tonight, we saw another brilliant display from the Polish striker. He scored four goals and managed to break Champions League history as the fastest player to score four goals, surpassing Ronaldo. And while we are at breaking records, Bayern Munich is the first team ever to have two different players score four goals in the group stage, the other being Serge Gnabry, who scored four on Tottenham. All in all a good night for our team and a perfect night for our no. “9”!