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Match awards from Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw against Union Berlin

Bayern played with a heavily rotated squad and almost won, but Union Berlin managed to score a late equalizer

FC Bayern Muenchen v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Jersey Swap: Robert Andrich

Andrich had a solid match tonight. The Union Berlin player fought hard in central midfield and managed to disrupt a lot of Bayern Munich’s attacks throughout the match while also being there for his team when they attacked. He often joined in Berlin’s attempts to jeopardize Manuel Neuer’s goal.

In the end, one throw-in proved fatal and cost the Bavarians three points. Robert Andrich managed to outrun his opponents, and he provided an assist for Ingvardsen, who smashed the tap-in behind Neuer’s back.

Der Kaiser: Javi Martinez

Although Bayern’s defense didn’t impress today, Javi Martinez was among the better defensive players in this match. He had a few good and timely tackles and provided security for Bayern’s goal. In the last minutes of the match, the Spaniard even made a crucial tackle in front of Neuer and cleared the danger. But Martinez also showed signs of insecurity, as he often made hasty decisions when he was pressured. Meanwhile, the rest of the defense didn’t really disappoint nor impress.

Fußballgott: Joshua Kimmich

One of Bayern’s usual starters did not get a rest, but he still managed to be one of the better players today. Kimmich provided stability for Bayern’s defense and managed to impact the team’s transitions when they went forward.

Unfortunately, the biggest problem for Kimmich was that he was visibly tired. Even though he started well, he could not fight fatigue. His passing also got worse in the last moments of the match. He finished the match with 84 % accurate passes, which is below average for Kimmich. Hopefully, he will take some time to rest up for Bayern’s crucial match against PSG.

Der Bomber: Thomas Müller

Yet another assist for Thomassist Muller. He, as well as Kimmich, was a usual starter, which was noticeable in his performance. The Raumdeuter had a slow start in this match, but as the match progressed, he got better and more involved. As usual, he was all over the pitch making some crucial passes and always pressing the opposition.

In the end, Muller’s tenacity got Bayern the goal that Jamal Musiala scored. In the last 15 minutes, he was noticeably tired and just couldn’t continue with his usual pressing. Muller, just like Kimmich, needs some rest so he can be on his usual best against PSG.

Meister of the Match: Jamal Musiala

The young star had one of his best performances for Bayern Munich today. Musiala was all over the pitch and provided much-needed freshness for Bayern’s exhausted attack. He was, alongside Muller, the driving force behind Bayern’s pressing. Once again, Musiala showed why he is one of the greatest talents in Europe. He had some amazing runs and dribbles, as he often made life difficult for the opposing team.

Musiala scored Bayern’s only goal after he took out two defenders with one move and slotted it into the right corner. Unfortunately for the youngster, it seems that he came off injured. Hopefully, he can be ready for the Champions League match next week, as Bayern’s roster is very thin due to injuries.

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