Player ratings: Vidal-James midfield storm against Augsburg
player ratings
Player ratings: Vidal-James midfield storm against Augsburg

Arturo Vidal played daring and excellent football and James Rodríguez called the shots from the midfield for a satisfying 3:0 for FC Bayern against Augsburg.

Excellent

Arturo Vidal

Das war gut. Arturo was incisive when going forward with decent passing. The opening goal was awesome because difficult to score. He turned around without much of a view and still roofed a perfect shot past Marvin Hitz. Thievery in the midfield gave Robert Lewandowski a goal. He also headed the ball nicely, hitting the crossbar once.

James Rodríguez

The Colombian star spent much of the game directing the passing game from the midfield with a display of technique and accuracy. He delivered quality free kicks and corners to find his teammates heads in the penalty area. Solid match.

Great

Robert Lewandowski

The striker may not have been highly visible at the beginning due to heavy coverage. However, his strong finish for a brace made the most of the chances created by Vidal and Joshua Kimmich.

Joshua Kimmich

Nice dribbling may have been the only selling point in the first half, but his gorgeous cross to Lewandowski on the third goal made Bayern run away with the three points without worries. The young man is a gem.

Juan Bernat

A nice return! He created a nice scoring chance for Lewandowski with a cross from a sharp angle. He defended nicely with a sliding tackle in the first half to prevent a chance. He was also tricky and unpredictable down the flank.

Good

Javi Martínez

Not often threatened defensively, he made a decent contribution to the passing game to ease transitions.

Arjen Robben

Under surveillance with double and triple coverage, Robben had few chances to shoot but he worked well defensively on the right flank. A threatening low shot on goal (73′) almost put him on the scoresheet.

Mats Hummels

Perhaps the best man in the air on the day, he almost scored early and worked well to break up aerial passes in Bayern’s end.

Sven Ulreich

A couple of fine saves and good distribution were all that were needed and Sven the Wall delivered once again.

Niklas Süle

I don’t have anything specific to say about him. This is one of the games in which your most conservative central defender will not be visible… and that’s OK.

Average

Rafinha

Same here, except for the fact that he looked out of sorts at times and wild on some challenges.

Bad

No one.

Not rated

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