Jersey Swap: Konrad Laimer
For most of their match against Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig lacked the the ability to finish. Moments after Bayern took a 3-0 lead, Laimer gave hope to his side with an amazing strike from well outside the area to make it 3-1. The strike was had the perfect pace and placement to put it past an outstretched Neuer. This goal gave life back to Leipzig, but they were never able to even find a second goal to try to make it interesting.
Der Bomber: Jamal Musiala
Musiala came in during stoppage time of the first half for the injured Gnabry. He immediately made his impact felt in the beginning of the second half when he took a brilliant pass from Davies, took the right touch and slotted it into the far side netting to make it 2-0. Less than 10 minutes later, he found himself in the box and unselfishly assisted Sane’s goal with a ball that seemed to curl around the defenders and fall perfectly for Sane to tap in.
Fußballgott: Joshua Kimmich
Kimmich played a very tough 90 minutes in a very scrappy midfield. His presence was felt throughout the match, as he sat in front of the defense to help detract any Leipzig attacks. As always he also got involved in the attack. Although, not as dangerous as we have seen, his service into the box from corners looked good. His best moment in the attack came in stoppage time at the end of the game where he played a perfectly timed pass to Choupo-Moting to put him one on one with the goalie. Choupo-Moting scored it and Kimmich picks up another assist.
Der Kaiser: Alphonso Davies
We witnessed a vintage Alphonso Davies performance today. After picking up a small knock while on international duty, we feared that he would not be available for this match, but luckily we got him. Davies chased down the Leipzig attackers every time he was called on to do so. He made it frustrating for them to keep possession on the wings, closing down on them and taking the ball back. We also saw his iconic roadrunner speed that turned into the assist for Musiala’s goal. Shortly after halftime, Davies blitzed down the left side and found Musiala in the box ready to score. Not quite as good as his assist against Barcelona, but close.
Meister of the Match: Leroy Sane
Sane was very active for the full 90 minutes, especially in the second half when Bayern subbed off Lewandowski and Müller. His ability to make runs in behind the defense kept Leipzig on their toes all night. Sane’s first touches on many of these plays were phenomenal and entertaining to watch. After a few decent chances, Sane finally got his goal in the 54th minute to put Bayern up 3-0. While it appeared to be just a simple tap in, Sane did well to stay behind Musiala and wait for the pass to come to him. Everything was inch-perfect and the goal put the game out of reach for Leipzig. Overall a strong performance for Bayern’s number 10.