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PLAYER RATINGS: Bayern Munich 3 Olympiakos Piraeus 0

Published 09/17/2015, 12:15 AM EDT

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A second half brace from Thomas Muller and a header from Mario Gotze sealed a 3-0 win for Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Despite the scoreline, the record Bundesliga winners were far from convincing as Olympiakos Piraeus egged on by a 31,700 partisan home crowd put a determined and dogged performance.

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After a goalless first half, Bayern opened the scoring through Muller, whose chip from the right flank was misjudged by goalkeeper Ricardo Costa and ended in the right corner. From there on, Pep Guardiola’s side created several chances but couldn’t convert any until substitute Mario Gotze headed home fellow sub Kingsley Coman’s cross. A minute later, Bayern earned a penalty when the latter was brought down in the box and Muller put it away in style, thus wrapping a 3-0 win.

The win marked Bayern’s first away win in its last four outings in the competition and Muller became the first German to score in eight consecutive Champions League seasons.


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Here are the player ratings:

Barely tested for most parts of the game. Did well to push B. Ideye header over the bar during the dying minutes of the second half.

Started as a center-back owing to injuries to Mehdi Benatia and Holger Badstuber, had a solid outing.

Looked good for most parts of the game but a mistimed jump teed off B. Ideye who couldn’t take his chance.

Lahm was lively throughout the game and put in a series of crosses from the flanks.

Looked completely in control throughout the game and created openings that should have been put away.

Combined well with Alonso and looked to have picked up a knock.

Grew in confidence as the game wore on and worked well in tandem with Douglas Costa.

Didn’t have the best game, yet passed his marker regularly.

Showed great reserves of stamina with excellent work rate and often got the better of his marker.

Continued his fine form, although the first goal was the most convincing. Took a good penalty.


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Didn’t come into his own and failed to put a few chances. Went off with a knock.


Constantly posed an attacking threat and a fine header put Bayern two goals clear.


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Was reckless in tackling soon after coming on.

His run set up Gotze’s goal and was brought down in the box and resulted in a Penalty.

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