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Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Bayern Munich, Player Ratings: Tired Bayern earn away win

The European champions looked tired against Leverkusen, but sparkled in patches to seal vital away win at BayArena

 
8:36pm on Saturday 19th December 2020
By
Emmet Gates

European and German champions Bayern Munich looked tired yet somehow came away with a vital 2-1 win in the dying moments in their top-of-the-table clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

Hansi Flick's side secured all three points thanks to a brace from star striker Robert Lewandowski.

There was some controversy in the game, as Leroy Sane, who entered the game as a substitute for Kingsley Coman in the first half, was later taken off, and the German winger headed straight down the tunnel.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Thomas Muller: 7.0

Muller, much like the Bayern side, looked sluggish and fatigued at times throughout the game.

Yet the German can still make the difference, and he provided the cross for Lewandowski's first goal of the game just before half-time.

Muller was his usual industrious self, but is clearly in need of the winter break.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Leroy Sane: 6.1

This was not a game that will live long in Leroy Sane's memory.

The former Man City winger came on as a substitute for Coman in the 28th minute, and yet such was his performance that he was later hauled off himself for Jamal Musiala with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Sane stormed down the tunnel, and didn't hang about to see the finish of the game.

Sane had been criticised by Flick in recent weeks over his lack of defensive diligence, this was again evident during his stay on the pitch.

STAR MAN

Robert Lewandowski: 8.6

A somewhat quiet performance by the Bayern striker's standards, but yet he did manage to get on the scoresheet.

Lewandowski, much like the Bayern side in general, looked fatigued and in need of the winter break.

However he was in the right place at the right time to head home Thomas Muller's cross.

Although it must be said that Lewandowski got extremely fortunate, as Leverkusen's goalkeeper and central defender got in each other's way, leaving the striker with the simple task of heading the ball into an empty goal.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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