Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Stuttgart 3-1 in the Bundesliga as they further cemented their place at the top of the league.
Goals from Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa saw Bayern Munich come back from an early deficit when Stuttgart striker, Tanguy Coulibaly, opened the scoring.
Stuttgart had a host of chances in the first half and Bayern Munich would consider themselves lucky to have only conceded one goal. Stuttgart’s early goal saw an increase in intensity from Bayern Munich as they increased their efforts to find a response.
It was Coman that found the back of the net with a low shot at the near post, and Lewandowski who completed the comeback with a thunderous strike from outside the box. The second half started with as much entertainment as the first with the game transpiring in an end-to-end fashion.
Stuttgart began to pile the pressure as they looked to find an equaliser, only for Manuel Neuer to deny them on a couple of occasions. Ultimately, it was the super sub, Douglas Costa, that found the third late in the game and sealed the deal in favour of the Bavarians. Here’s how we rated the performances of the Bayern stars in the win.
Manuel Neuer 5
Manuel Neuer made a couple of key saves in the second half and overall had a busy outing as Stuttgart looked to exploit Bayern’s high line. Was arguably at fault for misjudging the cross that led to the first goal. Neuer committed himself onto the ball, only to leave an empty net at the mercy of Coulibaly.
Lucas Hernandez 5
A difficult outing for Hernandez, the French left-back often looked out of steam versus the duo of Silas Wamangituka and Philipp Forster. Hernandez did show a lot of spirit in the second half but was unfortunate to be the first to leave the pitch. He has reportedly picked up an injury.
David Alaba 6
Alaba looked much better in the second half after a worried first. The Austrian looked out of place and made several errors. He also gave away a couple of fouls in dangerous areas. Alaba was decent on the ball with a passing accuracy of 87%, he also made 3 tackles and interceptions each.
Jerome Boateng 5
Jerome Boateng has not felt like his usual self for a while now. Boateng was caught out of position several times, which makes one question his role in such a high line. It was his poor positioning that played a role in the first goal for Stuttgart. It was overall an unimpressive performance by the German. Boateng was later subbed with an injury in the second half.
Flick: “Corentin Tolisso suffered a muscle injury. We’ll know more tomorrow. Boateng had a problem and we have to wait. Javi Martínez complained of a muscular problem as well” pic.twitter.com/uFgyD0Xbg3
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 28, 2020
Benjamin Pavard 7
Bombed forward with tenacity and even tested Gregor Kobel on a couple of occasions. He did well defensively to cover his flank with the majority of the Stuttgart offence coming in from the other flank.
Corentin Tolisso 6
An important presence in the box while defending corners, Tolisso made 3 clearances – the highest in the game. However, he did not make much of an impact on the game except for recycling the possession. He played some good quality long balls but lacked that killer pass.
Was subbed off towards the end of the game with what seemed like a hamstring injury. Would be unfortunate for the Frenchman, having just returned from a spell on the sidelines.
Leon Goretzka 8
One of the best players for Bayern Munich, Goretzka was a dominant presence in the middle of the pitch. His passing accuracy was at an impressive 91% and covered large areas of the pitch. Goretzka completed 4 interceptions in midfield and 5 out of 7 attempted long balls too.
Kingsley Coman 9
Arguably the man of the match, Kingsley Coman showed why he deserves the tag of the best winger at Bayern Munich. The Frenchman scored a fantastic goal and also assisted the second. Coman registered 4 key passes and was a menace from whichever flank he operated on. Coman has now scored in his previous three appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich.
Back-to-back-to-back games with a goal for 👑 Coman!
vs Bremen ⚽
vs Salzburg ⚽
at Stuttgart ⚽🅰️ pic.twitter.com/nAbESXGYq0
— 🇺🇸 FC Bayern US 🇨🇦 (@FCBayernUS) November 28, 2020
Thomas Muller 6(+1)
Despite assisting the first goal and playing 3 key passes, Muller had a disappointing night. He did not look very threatening and lost the ball a total of 18 times. An average performance from the German, with a rating bonus for his post-match comments.
Thomas Muller is clued up on his British banter 😂 pic.twitter.com/duEdMacbXW
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 28, 2020
Serge Gnabry 6
Gnabry has scored only the solitary goal since his hattrick on the opening day of the season. His recent form is certainly concerning, and with Leroy Sane on the bench, Flick should not hesitate in rotating his pack of wingers. Gnabry got into some great positions versus Stuttgart but his finishing was disdainful – failing to score either of his two chances.
Robert Lewandowski 8
Robert Lewan’GOAL’ski as they rightfully call him, stepped up again when Bayern needed him. Lewandowski struck the post in as early as the 3rd minute, only to ultimately find the back of the net in 45th minute. It was a powerful shot into the bottom corner as the Polish striker bagged his 12th Bundesliga goal of the season.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 28, 2020
Niklas Sule 6
Came in the second half for the injured Hernandez. Made a goal-saving block.
Leroy Sane 7
Sane’s recent record off the bench has been pretty phenomenal. The German impressed yet again as he bagged the assist for Douglas Costa’s goal.
Douglas Costa 6
Despite losing the ball 9 times in 20 minutes and having a passing completion rate of just 40%, Costa earns a rating of 6 for scoring the goal that put the game to bed. It was a goal that must have reminded Bayern fans of Robben’s trademark goals.
Tanguy Nianzou 6
An encouraging debut for Nianzou, who could be handed a start in the next game or two with Bayern’s defensive injuries piling up.