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Bayern Munich maintained the habit of coming back when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at the BayArena on Saturday thanks to two goals from Robert Lewandowski.
The visitors were left behind with a hip volley from Patrik Schick that would have looked right at home on the Puskas Prize finalists list as Bayern struggled to prevail in the game.
However, newly crowned FIFA Best Male Player Lewandowski benefited from a mix-up between goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and Jonathan Tah to score the tying goal shortly before half-time.
It was then stolen by Lewandowski upon death, as his injury time goal made him 19 games unbeaten and leads Bayern past Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga.
Here are the ratings of the Bayern Munich players.
Manuel Neuer (GK) – 6/10 – Aside from watching Schick’s shot pass early in the first half, The Best FIFA’s male goalkeeper didn’t have much to do.
Niklas Sule (RB) – 5/10 – He was not a natural winger, the clumsy Sule was occasionally preoccupied with the pace and movement of the Leverkusen front row. He made a game of four tackles.
Jerome Boateng (CB) – 6/10 – Like Sule, Boateng’s pace (or lack of it) can be a problem. Him and hernandez alone landed the correct line for Shick’s offside goal, which would have put Leverkusen up two.
Lucas Hernández (CB) – 7/10 – Bayern’s best defender at night. Hernandez made five punts, while no visiting player completed more passes (69).
Alphonso Davies (LB) – 7/10 – A welcome return to the site. Davies’s pacing and direct style is sometimes unplayable.
David Alaba (CM) – 5/10 – Moving to midfield for the first time this season, Alaba did not seem entirely comfortable with the hosts dominating much of the battle. He also managed to get a Davies cross into the air in the first half.
Corentin Tolisso (CM) – 5/10 – A largely forgettable display of the Frenchman who was hooked in the second half by the more aggressive Joshua Kimmich.
Thomas Muller (morning) – 10/8 – He got his seventh assist of the season when Hradecky and Tah got in the way of his cross. A dogged performance from Muller overall.
Kingsley Coman (RW) – 5/10 – The Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and was replaced by Leroy Sane.
Serge Gnabry (LW) – 8/10 – He made seven crosses, the most of the game, while only Moussa Diaby did more dribbles than his three.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) – 8/10 – Even when it isn’t Really in that, he still scores two. A worthy winner of the awkward The Best award.
Leroy Sané – 5/10 – As a replacement for Coman in the first half, Sane suffered the most embarrassing of events by becoming a substitute who is later replaced.
Joshua Kimmich – 7/10 – Standard German brilliance that added gag and oomph to midfield.
Jamal Musiala – 7/10 – The England Under-21 star hit the post in his 20-minute cameo and continues to look like a rising star.