Wow. What a match. Nice job from everyone for bringing back the Bundesliga Meisterschale to Munich again. It was a thrilling match from the beginning and to the very end. We saw six goals and said goodbyes to best ever duo that Bayern will ever see — Robbery! Without further ado, here are the match awards from this match!
Jersey Swap: Kevin Trapp
Oftentimes goalkeepers play their best matches against Bayern. Today was no exception as we witnessed Kevin Trapp with a lot of good interventions (except the shot from Renato Sanches). But really, he had 8 amazing saves and if it weren’t for him, Bayern could have easily scored a few more.
Tip of the Cap: Robert Lewandowski
Although the Pole didn’t score today, he was of incredible help to his teammates. He constantly created space for attacks and was a constant danger for Frankfurt’s defense. He finished the game with 3 key passes, and one of those was involved in Kingsley Coman’s goal. All in all, a good match for this years Bundesliga’s best scorer.
Golf Clap: Kingsley Coman
Another good game for the Frenchman. He scored the early goal. But he was also involved in a few other very good chances, but what stood out for me today was his ability of reading the game. His passes were mostly well timed as well as his runs. Also another thing I noticed: he didn’t try to dribble as much as usual. When he got the ball, he either passed it or went running with it. According to WhoScored he only attempted one dribble, and did it successfully. It will be interesting to see if he continues with low dribble attempt or was this just a coincidence.
Standing ovation: Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba
Both of Bayern’s wing-backs had a very good game. Both of them were very dangerous when attacking and did their defensive tasks very well. Joshua Kimmich assisted for Franck Ribery’s stunning solo goal. Alaba scored after Trapp defended Muller’s shot and assisted for Arjen Robben’s goal. The only negative thing was the Frankfurt goal. Both of them reacted poorly. Kimmich attempted and failed to ninja-kick the ball and Alaba wasn’t careful enough and Haller eventually scored the equalizer.
Meister of the Match: Thomas Muller
Ahhhh...Legendary performance and a true captainlike performance from Bayern’s Raumdeuterer. It was a very good start for Thomas as he combined with Lewandowski and then assisted for Coman. He was often found in front of Eintracht’s goal, but in every situation, Trapp did his job well. But, as usual, Thomas wasn’t only valuable in the attack, but also in defense. He tracked back all the time and helped Thiago Alcantara and more often Kimmich to keep the midfield solid. One must wonder, how many kilometers can this soon to be 30-year-old man run?
Generally, everyone performed well today. Unfortunately, our list isn’t long enough to name all of them. But two names stood out above all the others. So, for this special game, we have a bonus round!
Bow for the legends: Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben
A truly amazing show from both of them. They both gave it all in their last match at Allianz Arena. Both of them got the best farewell ever. For each, a goal. Franck Ribery scored a vintage solo goal. It will go down in the top 15 goals he scored. After that one, the cameraman even showed Ulli Hoeneß in tears. Truly amazing. Arjen Robben was full of energy today and from very first seconds on the pitch, you could have sensed that he would score. Although he did score a tap-in, he almost scored one more, but again Trapp happened.
Emotional game for both of them and a proper farewell. Robbery — you will be missed!