Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Player Rating as Bremen stun Bayern in Bavaria to keep Leverkusen in control


Werder Bremen gave Bayer Leverkusen a huge boost in their Bundesliga title quest by beating Bayern Munich 1-0 at the Allianz Arena.

As in several of Saturday’s major fixtures, play was halted after 15 minutes when chocolate coins were again thrown onto the pitch by fans protesting potential league investment.

Bremen thought they had taken the lead but had their goal disallowed for a foul in the set-piece following a VAR review, which came after Manuel Neuer’s glancing save to keep the scores level at half-time.

But just before the hour mark, Bremen surprisingly took the lead through Mitchell Weiser when he came in from the touchline on the right and fired an emphatic finish into the roof of the net that proved to be the winner as Mathys Tel was frustrated by a late start. strike against wood.

Despite being the most controversial match in Bundesliga history, it is Werder’s first win in Bavaria since 2008 and also only the second win in eight years that Bayern have lost at home without scoring in the league.

The result means Bayern remain seven points behind Xabi Alonso’s side, albeit with a game in hand.

Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Sven Ulreich, 6 – Bayern Munich made the decision to not sign a replacement for Manuel Neuer despite showing interest in several goalkeepers, and so Ulreich will be the Rekordmeister’s No. 1 until Neuer returns. Had very little to do.

Noussair Mazraoui, 7

Dayot Upamecano, 6

Kim Min-jae, 6 – A strong Bundesliga debut from the South Korean. Doesn’t look out of place in this Bayern Munich squad and showcased his pace and power. An excellent addition at centre-back. Yellow carded.

Alphonso Davies, 6

Joshua Kimmich, 7

Leon Goretzka, 5 – Surprisingly started ahead of Konrad Laimer alongside Joshua Kimmich. Slowed the ball down far too often when Bayern Munich looked to break. There was a moment in the 31st minute when Kingsley Coman made an excellent run between Mitchel Weiser and Amos Pieper, but Goretzka failed to stop the run of the Frenchman and instead played the ball sideways.

Leroy Sané, 9 – Took just four minutes to open his account for the season. A wonderful give-and-go with Harry Kane before using his explosive pace and finishing with his weaker right foot. Played in front of Benjamin Pavard in the Supercup last weekend, but showcased an excellent understanding with Noussair Mazroui tonight. Excellent at receiving the ball on the turn in central positions and progressing the ball.

Jamal Musiala, 7 – A rather quiet performance from arguably Bayern Munich’s best player last season. Showed glimpses in the first-half of his ball carrying skills and looked to progress the ball through the middle, but had very little impact in the second 45.

Kingsley Coman, 7 – The Frenchman always looked to create in the final third. Coman’s explosive pace caused Amos Pieper problems and the French international hit the post in the second-half. If he remains fit, it will be difficult to replace Coman in this Bayern Munich XI.

Harry Kane, 8 – Took the English forward just four minutes to record his first goal contribution, combining well to see Sané open the scoring. Dropped deep and brought others into play, and got his goal in the 74th minute with a superb finish – perhaps a little luck as a deflection took the ball past Jiri Pavlenka.

Others: Matthijs de Ligt (6), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (-), Thomas Müller (-), Konrad Laimer (-), Mathys Tel (-)

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