Player Ratings: Bayern Munich v/s Chelsea

Blog by: Anirudh
Bayern Muenchen v Chelsea - UEFA Super Cup


Manuel Neuer – 6

Could not get near Torres’ eighth minute strike but helped create Bayern’s equaliser with quick throw out of defence. Culpable for allowing Hazard’s shot to go under him but then saved Lukaku’s penalty.

Rafinha – 5

Selected at right-back largely due to Bayern’s midfield injuries as Lahm pushed forward. Was turned by Hazard for Chelsea’s goal and offered limited support going forward to Robben.

Jerome Boateng – 6

A spectator for long periods but did then struggle whenever Chelsea poured forward on the counter-attack. Had particular difficulty picking up Hazard’s runs inside.

Dante – 6

Strong and imposing in the air but less convincing when Chelsea attacked quickly on the floor. Guilty of dropping too deep and providing Torres with too much space for his goal but scored his penalty.

David Alaba – 5

Generally provides one of Bayern’s main attacking options but was neutralised by the pace of Schurrle. Was beaten by him both for the goal and an excellent second-half chance for Chelsea.

Philipp Lahm – 8

Began in an unfamiliar holding midfield role. Went close with a first-half volley that was saved by Cech and improved after moving to full-back. Excellent penalty.

Arjen Robben – 6

Caused early problems for Cole with his pace and incisive passing. Bayern should really have scored when he brilliantly split the defence during the first-half for Muller.

Thomas Muller – 6

Was a persistent threat behind Mandzukic. Dissected Chelsea’s defence in the first-half for Ribery and had an excellent chance of his own that was blocked by Cahill.

Toni Kroos – 7

Asked to play a slightly deeper role than usual in the absence of both Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez but was disciplined in ensuring that Bayern were so dominant in possession and scored his penalty.

Franck Ribery – 8

Named European Player of the Year on Thursday night and was always Bayern’s main threat. Had five clear chances during the first-half but less wasteful at the start of the second-half to finish powerfully past Cech and also score in the shoot-out.

Mario Mandzukic – 6

Offered only an occasional threat himself but still so important for the way he links Bayern’s play. Frequently also dropped into wide positions and was denied by a series of Cech saves in extra time


Javi Martinez (for Rafinha, 56 minutes) – 8

Provided Bayern with added balance and drive. Forced wonderful extra-time save from Cech before scoring dramatic equaliser.

Mario Gotze (for Thomas Muller, 71 minutes) – 5

Bayern’s star summer signing from Borussia Dortmund but was largely frustrated by Chelsea’s rearguard action.

Xherdan Shaqiri (for Arjen Robben, 95 minutes) – 7

Provided an injection of energy and quality. Was also calm and precise with his penalty Chelsea.


Petr Cech – 9

Made a wonderful fingertip save from Ribery during the first-half and then produced a string of magnificent saves in extra time but was unable to stop any of Bayern’s five penalties.

Branislav Ivanovic – 6

Struggled defensively with the movement of Ribery, especially as Madzukic also regularly drifted to the right. Hit the bar with a powerful header from a second-half corner.

David Luiz – 7

Selected ahead of John Terry for the added defensive mobility that he provides. Made a series of important blocks and forced an excellent second-half save from Neuer. Also emphatic with his penalty.

Gary Cahill – 8

Continued his hugely impressive start to the season. Made a brilliant first-half intervention to deny Muller and was also largely responsible for negating the threat of Mandzukic for long periods.

Ashley Cole – 6

Had an especially difficult first-half against Robben but did improve and increasingly contain his former team-mate. Unable to get forward and offer any real attacking threat but scored his penalty.

Ramires – 5

Struggled to make any impact in possession but did work tirelessly in front of Chelsea four defenders to break up Bayern’s attacks before being sent off for a second yellow card.

Frank Lampard – 6

Also struggled to impose himself in central midfield as Chelsea spent most of the match chasing the ball and trying to restrict Bayern. Did break forward occasionally and was emphatic with his penalty.

Andre Schurrle – 7

Preferred to Juan Mata for his pace and vindicated that selection totally. Provided the cross for Torres’s goal and caused continuous problems down the left for Alaba as Chelsea played on the counter-attack.

Oscar – 8

Asked to play behind Torres but was most impressive for his workrate and willingness to track back. Wasted an excellent second-half chance, however, after dwelling excessively on the ball.

Fernando Torres – 7

Took just eight minutes to respond to the signing of Samuel Eto’o with a brilliant finish past Neuer. Worked hard and always dangerous but did struggle to link the play as Chelsea repeatedly lost possession.


John-Obi Mikel (for Andre Schurrle, 87 minutes) – 5

Brought on following the dismissal of Ramires but was unable to relieve the pressure.

Romelu Lukaku (for Fernando Torres, 97 minutes) – 5


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