Player ratings: Süle the fool in Bayern’s conservative game in Cologne
Player ratings: Süle the fool in Bayern’s conservative game in Cologne

Bayern displayed a collectively muted and wasteful performance in their win against Cologne but young Evina shone again.

Excellent

None.

Great

Corentin Tolisso

He scored Bayern’s third goal, connecting with a ball from James. He came on to replace Müller in the final 15 minutes of the game but made an impact immediately.

Franck Evina

Again, there was a great performance from young Evina. He needs a tiny bit more polishings but he has all the makings of a Bayern superstar. He came off in the second half, replaced by Thiago.

Thiago Alcántara

Strong as ever, he helped set up Bayern’s third goal too. He was skilled, he was efficient and his passes were accurate.

James Rodriguez

In total control, but even he was a bit muted in the first half. In the second half however he positioned himself perfectly to score the equaliser (58’), latching onto a ball from Müller.

Sven Ulreich

The goalkeeper did his job and he did it well. His most important moment came when he was forced to make a sharp save  to deny Pizarro a late dramatic goal (87’).

Good

Sandro Wagner

He came on for a seemingly grumpy Robert Lewandowski in the last 15 minutes of the game. Wagner was in form and help add precision to Bayern’s attack.

Thomas Müller 

We did not see much of him in the first half of the match – at least until the second half. He was better than he was in Madrid and was at helping to create chances by throwing himself all in.

Joshua Kimmich

He was also pushing himself forward, high up the pitch, his dynamic self as usual. He could have been more defensive and done more to control Cologne’s counters though.

Rafinha

He acted in his capacity as both a defender and a winger and helped set up Bayern’s equaliser (58’).

Mats Hummels

He made an important tackle to deny a Cologne counter at the end of the first half (42’). Although he was keeping things in check at the back, he did allow himself to be

Average

Sebastian Rudy

Today he was pushing forward, trying to add pace to Bayern’s counter-attacking chances. He even got a shot on target but it lacked power and was easily saved (65’).

Javi Martínez

Javi played an effective role, especially in the midfield. His passes were efficient but he ought to have had a stronger role in controlling the game’s pace.

Robert Lewandowski

A little bit silent again today especially in the first half of the game; however, he was certainly better than he has been in the last couple of games. Despite getting his name on the scoresheet, his performance could have been a lot more more clinical.

Bad

Niklas Süle

He was slow and unable to defend to such a level that he scored an own goal. He was definitely trying (more so in the second half) and running back to try and stop Cologne from scoring – but he really was not able to do so. He looked more like a Füle.

Unrated

Starke; Mai, F. Götze, Dorsch

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