In what was Bayern Munich’s last game of the Bundesliga, the Bavarians cruised along to a fairly comfortable win against a steely Wolfsburg side. Despite Bayern getting goals in regular intervals, the game was very intense. Here are the match awards:
Jersey Swap: Koen Casteels
The Wolfsburg goalkeeper had a brilliant game. Despite conceding 4 goals, Casteels is what kept Bayern registering goals in near double figures today. Making a total of six saves in the game, Casteels denied Robert Lewandowski on two crucial occasions before finally conceding to Lewy in the penalty kick. The only foot put wrong by Casteels was when he almost got sent away in the first half for a handball, but for a lucky slip under a sloppy VAR radar today.
Tip of the Cap: Kingsley Coman
The Frenchman had a decent game, scoring an early goal in the 4th minute and assisting a Mickaël Cuisance worldie. While he created 3 chances, Coman could have scored again when he missed an absolute tap-in sitter in front of goal.
Golf Clap: Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller
Lewandowski could have had a hat-trick and more if not for Casteels. Involved in multiple linkups throughout the game, Lewy had some beautiful touches, flicks and even helped in the middle of the park with some crucial hold-ups that helped Bayern to retain possession. He finally got his name on the scoresheet after outwitting Casteels from the penalty spot. Six goals short of the legendary Gerd Müller’s 40-goal record but an unreal season nonetheless for the Big Pole.
Thomas Muller on the other hand continued his piping hot run of form, registering his 21st assist of the season — a league record! Contributing with 5(!) key passes and winning 78%(!!) of his duels, Müller was a constant behind Bayern’s attacking drive on the pitch today before Müllering in a goal himself off a Perisic cross, in the 79th minute.
Standing Ovation: Mickaël Cuisance
What a day on the pitch for the young Frenchman! After several blocked shots from a similar position in previous matches, he finally got his screamer of a goal from just outside the box — a beautifully curled shot that seemed laser guided to the top left of the goal. His pivots in the middle were executed perfectly, succeeding on 5 out of 6 dribbles attempted. Cuisance also chimed in defensively with a total of 5 recoveries made. Despite showing good distribution skills, Cuisance needs to put a little work into his passing( 82% successful passes). All in all a confidence boosting and promising performance!
Meister of the Match: FC Bayern Munich
Having wrapped up the title for good two matchdays ago, Bayern could have taken this game easily, especially after that early Coman goal. But not for one moment in the game did Bayern seem like the game was of no importance to them. Already champions, Bayern did not shy away from the Wolves or lower their intensity — creating 7 big chances, winning nearly 60% of their duels and holding 61% possession! The intensity of the runs, tackles, and the ensuing emotions were sky high. At a time when supposed rivals Dortmund are throwing games away, kudos to Hansi Flick on his first Bundesliga title win as a head coach and to his boys for their mentality to fight and impose themselves on the pitch to the very end! #MiaSanMia