Player ratings: Kimmich and James great in a sloppy team showing

Bayern displayed an overall average team performance against Frankfurt but Kimmich and James’ individual performances were great.
Kimmich and James stood out for their individual efforts. As a team, however, FC Bayern were ineffective and wasteful up front and were slow and sloppy in defence.

Excellent

None.

Great

Joshua Kimmich

Amazing placement, but his final touch was lacking. He played high up and helped with the attack but was unable to aim that final touch correctly. In the second half, however, he assisted in Bayern’s equaliser with a run down the right wing and a well-crafted pass over to Lewandowski (53’).

James Rodriguez

He was very calculated, well-positioned and his passes were beautifully accurate. He was a force to be reckoned with all over the pitch.

Franck Ribéry

Once again, he did not show his age for much of the evening. He was speedy and smart down the wing and was really pushing himself. As was common with the entire team today though, he was just lacking that final touch.

Good

Javi Martínez

He played quite high up and helped with attack but his chances seemed to lack the right amount of force. He did make some defensive interceptions and was doing his best to lend a defensive hand.

Corentin Tolisso

He did have instant impact on the game when he was subbed on, as Frankfurt began to take a more reserved approach. He added to Bayern’s attacking game, threatening Frankfurt’s defence.

David Alaba

He was quieter than he ought to be – but he did make two tackles and he had two shots (not on target, however). He was pulling the strings quietly but played more in the midfield than in defence. His performance was genuinely good on a tough night.

Thiago Alcântara

Thiago was subbed off with an apparent injured knee. He also amassed two shots – not on target again – and made some interceptions. Good work in an overall average display.

Robert Lewandowski

He shone with a stunningly powerful strike over the wall on a free kick that was only just saved (8’) in the early moments of the game. That being said, he did miss quite a few chances that were set up for him throughout the game. He managed to turn things around, capitalising easily on a ball sent to him by Kimmich (53’) to equalise. He did have too many wasteful moments.

Average

Niklas Süle

He was just a bit too slow to stop a speedy Frankfurt opener (11’). His performance was quite average on Saturday – when the team really needed a solid defensive display.

Sven Ulreich

He did not have a super challenging game – Eintracht Frankfurt had just eight shots on goal throughout the game. He was unable to stop Frankfurt’s three goals. 

Thomas Müller

Although he was definitely trying, he was quite ineffective up front. He miscalculated a header which went wide (17’) after a tight ball from James Rodríguez.

Mats Hummels

He started off as a solid defensive presence; as the game went on, however, Hummels proved to be a bit sleepy and slow to react. He made some clumsy, unnecessary tackles and was a bit ineffective.

Bad

None.