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Match awards from Bayern Munich’s 0-1 victory over Augsburg

Bayern should have buried the game in the first half; yet, solid defending from a record signing was needed to ensure a narrow win.

FC Augsburg v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
Hansi Flick is a relieved man tonight
Photo by Philipp Guelland - Pool/Getty Images

Bayern Munich dominated the first half but fizzled out in the second; at the end of the day, a win is a win. Without further ado, here are the awards.

Jersey Swap: Felix Uduokhai and Fredrik Jensen

Jensen’s introduction had an impact in the manner in which the game flowed; Augsburg pounced on a tiring Bayern and eventually earned a well-deserved penalty. Jensen was at the heart of many of Augsburg’s productive moves that led to nine shots in the second half. At the other end, Uduokhai was a rock in defense; he could have even gotten the equalizer had it not been for Lucas Hernandez.

Der Bomber: Robert Lewandowski

His conversion rate wasn’t up to his usual standards; however, he scored the penalty, defended energetically and was at the heart of most of Bayern’s moves. His substitution in the second half seemed to kill Bayern’s attacking threat in front of goal almost completely. He moved on to 22 goals for the season, on course to break Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals in a single season.

Fussballgott: Joshua Kimmich

Both Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich had strong games at the center of the park in the first half; Augsburg generated absolutely nothing in the first half because they could not get past Bayern’s midfield and back-line, which sat slightly deeper today. Kimmich hasn’t been as effective after coming back from injury but did well today overall.

Der Kaiser: Jerome Boateng

In his 300th Bundesliga match, Boateng started with a slip in the opening minutes but recovered to provide an excellent display overall. Bayern’s back four were very solid, particularly in the first half and Boateng was a part of that excellence.

Meister of the Match: Lucas Hernandez

In the first half, he gave Daniel Caligiuri nightmares. When Hernandez is on the pitch, the improvement in Bayern’s defense is obvious and today was no exception. He also offered plenty going forward and ensured that Uduokhai did not score the equalizer in the dying seconds.

So, there you have it! Let us know your thoughts and thank you for reading!

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