Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 9, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  Toni Kroos of Bayern Muenchen marshalls Wayne Rooney of Manchester United  during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Manchester United and FC Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 1, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich are through to the next round of the UEFA Champions League after posting a 3-1 win at home to Manchester United that saw them prevail in their quarter-final tie on 4-2 aggregate.

Patrice Evra gave United the shock lead in the 57th minute, but just 22 seconds later the scoreline was once again level thanks to Mario Mandzukic, who directed Franck Ribery’s cross into goal.

Ten minutes after that Thomas Muller poached what proved to be the winner following a good ball from Arjen Robben, and in the 76th minute Robben got his own name on the scoresheet when he cut inside and beat United goalkeeper David De Gea inside the near corner.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Half-Time analysis for Bayern Munich

Neuer: Didn’t have a save to make in the first half.

Lahm: Should have been booked for a late foul on Evra.

Boateng: If Welbeck can get on his shoulder, who knows?

Dante: Has completed 86% of his passes out of the defense.

Alaba: Functioning almost as an attacking winger.

Kroos: Distribution has been slightly sub-standard.

Robben: Bayern’s most dangerous attacker, he took five shots in the first half but hit the target with none of them.

Muller: Only 25 touches; at times he looks crowded out.

Gotze: Far brighter than Muller, although he has yet to attempt a single shot.

Ribery: Jones has dealt well with the Ballon d’Or candidate so far.

Mandzukic: Fighting a pitched battle with Vidic.

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Full-Time analysis for Bayern Munich

Neuer: Well-beaten on Evra’s half-volley.

Lahm: Was unusually vulnerable at right-back at times but shone after moving into central midfield.

Boateng: His distribution improved after the restart, but he might just be the weak link in this Bayern Munich juggernaut.

Dante: A slight lack of pace is his only draw-back, as Welbeck and Valencia revealed at times.

Alaba: Jones and Valencia kept him mostly in check, and his final distribution numbers were noticeably below average.

Kroos: Ended up completing more passes than anyone else on the pitch.

Robben: Scored once and assisted on another in the second half.

Muller: Movement into the box ahead of his goal was exemplary.

Gotze: Was sacrificed so Lahm could shift to central midfield.

Ribery: Superb ball for the Mandzukic goal, although his overall performance was perhaps a bit disappointing.

Mandzukic: The target-man did it again against the Red Devils.

Rafinha: He had 33 touches after moving into the right-back position.

Pizarro: A late substitution for Muller, he touched the ball just seven times.

Manchester United Player Ratings
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Half-Time analysis for Manchester United

De Gea: Yet to make a save and looking confident on set pieces.

Jones: Handling the Ribery threat admirably.

Smalling: Several vital clearance and blocks in the first half.

Vidic: Unfairly booked for what the referee deemed to be a foul on Mandzukic.

Evra: Looking a decent attacking threat down the left.

Fletcher: Far too many give-aways from the 30-year-old.

Carrick: Just 20 touches so far, although he has completed 92% of his passes.

Valencia: Had the ball in the back of the net, although the goal was disallowed for offside.

Rooney: Had an early chance but hesitated in taking his shot.

Kagawa: Forcing meaningful turnovers and pressuring Robben.

Welbeck: Only 19 touches; he needs to be more involved for United to prevail.

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Full-Time analysis for Manchester United

De Gea: No chance on any of the three goals, and made a pair of important saves.

Jones: No problem here; he handled the Ribery-Alaba threat remarkably well.

Smalling: Distribution was abysmal, but he made several important clearances before his concentration dropped midway through the second half.

Vidic: Poor performance in the air overall, and he might have done better in attempting to prevent the Mandzukic and Muller goals.

Evra: Opened the scoring one minute; made the mistake that led to the equaliser the next.

Fletcher: Better in the second half, but he completed only 57% of his passes.

Carrick: Made four tackles on the defensive side of the ball but was simply overwhelmed when Bayern poured it on.

Valencia: Assisted on the Evra goal.

Rooney: Was quite clearly struggling with that foot injury; at least three times he should have released a powerful shot, but he instead hesitated time and again.

Kagawa: His all-around performance will have impressed his manager.

Welbeck: Much more involved after the restart, but he didn’t manage a single shot.

Hernandez: Only seven touches of the ball after coming on for Fletcher.

Januzaj: A desperate introduction, he touched the ball just three times.


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