PLAYER RATINGS | Hoffenheim 1-1 Bayern Munich: David Raum shines as Serge Gnabry rues missed chances

Bayern Munich moved 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga after Robert Lewandowski’s 29th league goal of the season cancelled out Christoph Baumgartner’s opener. Both Hoffenheim and Bayern will feel as though they should have won this game.

Hoffenheim – 1 (Christoph Baumgartner)

Oliver Baumann, 7 – Made two excellent saves at 0-0 to deny Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller early on. Also turned Kevin Vogt’s deflection around the post. A little careless towards the end as Hoffenheim played their way into trouble but would have lost had it not been for Baumann.

Stefan Posch, 7 

Florian Grillitsch, 6 

Kevin Vogt, 7 

Pavel Kadeřábek, 6 

Diadie Samassekou, 5 

Angelo Stiller, 6 

David Raum, 8 – Delivery from the left flank was excellent, as it has been all season. Has completed the most crosses into the penalty area in the Bundesliga this season and it was his cross that assisted Christoph Baumgartner’s opening goal. Exploited the space well behind Serge Gnabry.

Christoph Baumgartner, 8 – Opened the scoring for Hoffenheim after losing his marker at the far post. Created several chances and worked hard. Alongside David Raum, the duo were Hoffenheim’s best players this afternoon.

Georgino Rutter, 5 

Andrej Kramarić, 7 – Hoffenheim announced the Croat had signed a new contract until 2025 prior to kick-off. Kramarić could have opened the scoring inside the opening five minutes and could have scored two or three later on. Often got himself into good positions but was unable to beat Manuel Neuer.

Others: Jacob Bruun Larsen (-), Dennis Geiger (5), Ihlas Bebou (6), Munas Dabbur (-), Kevin Akpoguma (-)

Bayern Munich – 1 (Robert Lewandowski)

Manuel Neuer, 7 

Benjamin Pavard, 6 

Niklas Süle, 7 

Lucas Hernandez, 6

Serge Gnabry, 6 – Tested Oliver Baumann early on with a volley from a tight angle. Offered plenty going forward but his inability to track back and defend as wing-back allowed David Raum to exploit the space. Should have made it 2-1 after a Hoffenheim mistake in defence but could only find the post.

Joshua Kimmich, 6 – A quiet game by Joshua Kimmich’s standards. Played alongside Jamal Musiala midweek but evident that they haven’t played together too often. Tried to keep possession ticking over but a poor game by Kimmich’s standards.

Jamal Musiala, 5 

Kingsley Coman, 7 

Leroy Sané, 6 

Thomas Müller, 7 – An own goal last weekend against Bayer Leverkusen and two goals ruled out for offside in the build-up against Hoffenheim. His effort was also cleared off the line by Stefan Posch. Arguably Bayern Munich’s best player on the afternoon, will be disappointed not to have scored but played well and brought others into play.

Robert Lewandowski, 7 – Scored his 29th Bundesliga goal of the season to cancel out Christoph Baumgartner’s opener. A poor game by Lewandowski’s standards and often found himself dropping deep with the service to him being relatively poor. His movement for the goal however was excellent.

Others: Marcel Sabitzer (-), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (-)

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