The Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting revolution continues! The Cameroonian international played his part as Bayern Munich’s number nine as they go within a point of Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin. It was a dominant display from Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern who registered 12 shots after just 25 minutes today. Hoffenheim did pose a threat but Sven Ulreich and his defenders did enough to see them out.
Hoffenheim – 0
Oliver Baumann, 6 – Baumann made a good few saves early on but could have possibly done better for Bayern’s second. It’s always a tough game for goalkeepers when playing Bayern, it wasn’t his day today.
Kevin Akpoguma, 6 – It was a challenging afternoon against the likes of Coman and Daves. Akpoguma struggled to keep them at bay.
Ozan Kabak, 7 – Out of all of the defenders, I thought Kabak had the most solid game. He looked aggressive and moved the ball well. However, it wasn’t enough to see off Bayern’s forwards.
Stanley Nsoki, 6 – Overwhelmed with the likes of Gnabry and Musiala bearing down at him.
Robert Skov, 6 – It’s always tricky to keep Goretzka and Kimmich quiet. Skov struggled with keeping up with Bayern’s tempo and was overrun at times.
Grischa Prömel, 6 – Similar to Skov, they were outclassed by Bayern’s midfield two.
Dennis Geiger, 7 – Going forward, Geiger tried to make things happen and caused some issues at times. One of the highlights for Hoffenheim today.
Christoph Baumgartner, 6 – Didn’t see too much of Baumgartner today, had a few opportunities going forward but couldn’t force anything.
Angeliño, 7 – Angeliño started the game brightly and was the main focus point for Hoffenheim down the left. A good display despite the score line suggests.
Gio Rutter, 6 – Failed to take his chances and couldn’t get the better of the Bayern defence.
Munas Dabbur, 6 – Dabbur had a few moments this afternoon and when those come along against Bayern you have to take them. He failed to do so today.
Subs: Andrej Kramarić (6), Pavel Kadeřábek (6) Tom Bischof (5), Sebastian Rudy (-), Angelo Stiller (-)
Bayern Munich – 2 (Jamal Musiala, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting)
Sven Ulreich, 8 – Ulreich made a couple of smart saves today and played his part in keeping Hoffenheim quiet. He’s fitting in well with Manuel Neuer still injured.
Benjamin Pavard, 7 – A solid day both going forward and at the back.
Dayot Upamecano, 8 – I was impressed with Upamecano’s passing ability and overall defending today. He has clearly improved over the passed year and is now a more well-rounded player who Bayern can trust.
Matthijs de Ligt, 7 – What can you say about de Ligt? He is Mr. Consistent and rarely makes a mistake.
Alphonso Davies, 8 – Davies always such a threat going forward. When Bayern are playing at full capacity, Davies seems to have acres to himself and cause trouble for the opposition.
Joshua Kimmich, 7 – Kimmich works so well with Goretzka in midfield, there really isn’t a better combination in the Bundesliga right now. Though he didn’t get on the scoresheet or set up any goals, Kimmich played his part in a dominant display.
Leon Goretzka, 8 – When Goretzka is firing, so are Bayern. A commanding figure in the centre of the park, Goretzka helped control the game and got an assist for his effort today.
Serge Gnabry, 7 – A solid game completed with an assist today. Gnabry did what he does best today, cause problems for the opposition and help his team score goals.
Jamal Musiala, 8 – Such a talent with such a high level of understanding for the game. Musiala impresses with every game and got another goal for his collection today. The 19-year-old should have future Bayern teams built around him for sure.
Kingsley Coman, 6 – A decent 60 minutes for Kingsley Coman today. He didn’t have as much impact than other forwards but played his role in a nonetheless.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 8 – What a revelation Choupo-Moting has been! Since stepping in as Bayern’s out-and-out number nine, he’s gone from strength to strength. His ability to hold the ball up, get others into the game, and finish off moves is priceless for any team and something Bayern heavily rely on.
Subs: Sadio Mané (6), Mathys Tel (6), Marcel Sabitzer (6), Ryan Gravenberch (6), Noussair Mazraoui (6)
GGFN | Jamie Allen