Bayern Munich player ratings as James Rodriguez stands tall against Real Madrid despite defeat

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  • Real Madrid managed to come back from a goal down to win 2-1 against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at the Allianz Arena.

    Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a swift counter-attack before Marcelo equalised for the visitors just before half-time.

    Cristiano Ronaldo had a quiet outing but second half substitute Marco Asensio put Madrid ahead in the 57th minute, a goal that proved to be the winner.

    Here’s how the Bayern players performed.


    Sven Ulreich 5 – Well-beaten by the strike for the first but might have done better to stop Real’s second.

    Joshua Kimmich 7 – Was comfortable against Isco and broke forward excellently to score the opener.

    Jerome Boateng 5 – Had started the game well but was forced off with an injury in the first half.

    Mats Hummels 6 – Did his part. Marshalled the back-line well and used his experience to keep Ronaldo quiet.

    Rafinha 4 – Struggled out of position and gave the ball away to Asensio who scored the winner.

    Javi Martinez 6 – Anchored the midfield and kept possession well but Bayern needed more drive in the second half.

    Thomas Muller 5 – Close to scoring from close range on a couple of occasions but couldn’t find the finishing touch.

    Arjen Robben N/A  – Only lasted five minutes before having to go off injured and was replaced by Thiago Alcantara.

    James Rodriguez 8 – Was the creator in chief for Bayern, creating several chances and setting up the opener.

    Franck Ribery 7 – Always threatened but his touch let him down in a great position in the first half.

    Robert Lewandowski 6 – Had a few good moments. Should’ve equalised late on but his chipped effort went horribly wrong.


    Thiago Alcantara 6 – Replaced the injured Robben early on. Took time to settle but was better in the second half.

    Niklas Sule 6  – Had to come on for the injured Boateng in the 34th minute and held his own.

    Corentin Tolisso 5 – Replaced Martinez in the 75th minute. Did brilliantly to create one last chance for Lewandowski.