Jersey Swap: No.
No single player on this Dortmund team did anything outstanding or noteworthy. They looked ordinary and bereft of any spark, perfectly emulating the concept of mediocrity.
Tip of the Cap: Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies has been the primary playing time beneficiary of the Bayern Munich defensive injury collapse and he’s handled the transition from goal scoring winger to fullback well. While Davies lacks a great amount of defensive awareness and skill, he’s making up for that with tenacity and an offensive acumen that left Dortmund with limited answers for stopping him going forward.
Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski added two more goals to season tally that is at 21 through just 18 games. Simply put, Lewandowski is playing at an otherwordly level this season.
Standing Ovation: Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich again proved that while he may be one of the best rightbacks in the world, he’s almost undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the world. In possession, on defense or in attack, Kimmich is proving that he may be too great to move back to rightback.
Kimmich stifled Dortmund through the middle all game in concert with David Alaba and Leon Goretzka. His pass to launch Thomas Mueller on a 70- yard counterattack for Bayern’s second was a sublime piece of work that highlighted a steady and determined presence.
Meister of the Match: Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller does so much that goes undetailed and unheralded. This match against Dortmund was yet another of those occasions where Müller was everywhere. He popped up and picked up the ball dragging Dortmund’s defensive midfield around like an anchor before alternately popping up everywhere disrupting Dortmund’s midfield and winning the ball back time and again. Müller attempted a team co-high of 7 tackles. Adding to a stellar defensive showing, Müller added two assists to highlight a performance that we had long grown accustomed to and recently have hardly seen.