Bayern Munich 3 – 1 Augsburg : Player Ratings as Harry Kane scores brace on home debut

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Harry Kane’s brace propelled Bayern to a second straight win to start the Bundesliga season, beating Bavarian rivals Augsburg at home.

After struggling for more than 30 minutes, Bayern needed some luck to take the lead.

After Finn Dahmen’s brilliant save on Leroy Sané’s shot, the rebound deflected off an Augsburg defender and over the line.

It quickly got worse for Augsburg when Niklas Dorsch appeared to block a shot with his hand, forcing the referee to award Bayern a penalty. The free kick was taken confidently by Harry Kane, who fired Bayern two ahead.

Kane grabbed a brace after the break after a superb ball played the striker in behind and allowed Kane to poke his effort past the onrushing keeper to put Bayern three up and almost put the final nail in Augsburg’s coffin.

The visitors managed to grab a late consolation through Dion Drena Beljo but it would make no difference as Bayern saw out the final five minutes to collect their second win of the campaign.

Bayern Munich player ratings (4-2-3-1)

GK: Sven Ulreich – 6/10 – Only had one save before picking the ball out of his net late on/

RB: Noussair Mazraoui – 7/10 – Burst forward at pace with regularity, demonstrating some nifty close control.

CB: Dayot Upamecano – 6/10 – Has frightening recovery pace, which often gets the Frenchman out of trouble when he goes wandering.

CB: Kim min-jae – 6/10 – Will know his biggest challenges in a Bayern shirt are to come in the Champions League.

CB: Alphonso Davies – 8/10 – Has so much quality on the ball that you feel Davies is a bit wasted at left-back. Still, he’s so far up the pitch at times that he’s basically a winger.

CM: Joshua Kimmich – 6/10 – Ticked things over in the middle of the park with his usual quite, unassuming effectiveness.

CM: Leon Goretzka – 7/10 – Six ball recoveries and four ground duels won for a midfielder who operates at the very highest level.

AM: Leroy Sane – 8/10 – Looks to be really enjoying playing under Thomas Tuchel, embracing his role through the middle and off the right.

RF: Serge Gnabry – 7/10 – Showed glimpses of his ability, linking up nicely with Sane and Mazraoui in particular.

LF: Kingsley Coman – 7/10 – Has fantastic close control and complements that technical excellence with a wonderful football brain.

CF: Harry Kane – 9/10 – Not overly involved in the opening exchanges but showed exactly why Bayern paid at least £85m for his services. A natural goalscorer, Kane dispatched his penalty coolly and his tremendous movement and execution was in play for his second.


SUB: Konrad Laimer (71′ for Mazraoui) – 6/10

SUB: Thomas Muller (71′ for Gnabry) – 6/10

SUB: Mathys Tel (71′ for Sane) – 6/10

SUB: Matthijs de Ligt (80′ for Kim) – N/A

SUB: Ryan Gravenberch (80′ for Coman) – N/A

Subs not used: Tom Hulsmann (GK), Aleksandar Pavlovic, Frans Kratzig, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

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