Bayern Munich kept calm and saw out a nervy ending against a motivated Stuttgart side to return to the top of the Bundesliga. Here are the match awards:
Jersey Swap: Hiroki Ito
There were other options but I thought Ito provided stability and balance; perhaps my view is colored by that last second tackle he made to keep the score at 1-2 rather than allowing Bayern to score one more. Stuttgart overall were pretty good today in portions of the game and Ito provided a good foundation for the performance from his position in the back four.
Der Kaiser: Alphonso Davies
He double teamed with Kingsley Coman to overload play down one side; he defended so well that Dias could never get past him. It was the kind of all-round performance we have come to expect from the Canadian.
Der Fußballgott: Jamal Musiala
Thomas Müller also had a good game; Musiala showed a bit more with his dribbles and close ball control. There is not much more to add other than the fact that everyone had a pretty decent game in midfield.
Der Bomber: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Choupo never stops running and connecting play. He is a fantastic outlet and can carry the play. He was rewarded with a goal as a result. His interplay with Müller and Musiala is a thing of beauty.
Meister of the Match: Matthijs de Ligt
Nothing could get past De Ligt today aside from the late header from Stuttgart which was simply an excellent effort. He scored a wonderful goal and cleared an effort from Stuttgart off the line after the ball had slipped past Yann Sommer with the score at 0-0. He was assured at the back and hopefully, this continues as we move ahead this season.
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