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Bayern Munich 7-0 Bochum: Player ratings as Robert Lewandowski sets another record

Scott Saunders
An absolute screamer from Robert Lewandowski decided this tight affair
An absolute screamer from Robert Lewandowski decided this tight affair / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Another day, another Robert Lewandowski record, another Bundesliga game which was far too easy for Bayern Munich.

Rocking their excellent green shirt with gold trim - special for Oktoberfest - the reigning Bundesliga champions dismantled Bochum with ease as the game at the Allianz finished 7-0.

After an initially encouraging start by the visitors, Bayern typically pulled ahead - opening the scoring in the 17th minute through Leroy Sane, who is starting to show his best football in a Bayern shirt after a difficult debut year. His free kick from 25 yards went through the wall, much to the fury of opposing goalkeeper Manuel Riemann.

Sane set up Joshua Kimmich in the 27th minute for number two, after some neat interplay involving Thomas Muller found its way out to the left side. Sane's cross found Kimmich in the middle, usually where you'd find Lewandowski, and he had all the time in the world to turn and finish via a deflection.

Muller was instrumental in the next two goals, which came after Bayern breakaways, as the legendary attacker set up Serge Gnabry and Vassilis Lampopulous to slot home before half time. The problem for Lampopulous though was he'd put the ball in the wrong net.

Bayern added another three after the break (just cruel isn't it?) as Lewandowski tapped home from a yard out to score for the 13th straight home game in the league, and set a new record. He has now scored against all of the current Bundesliga sides. Another for Kimmich and a milestone 50th BuLi goal for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting rounded off what was a record defeat for the visitors.

Here's your Bayern player ratings for the day.


Bayern Munich player ratings

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Manuel Neuer (GK) - 6/10 - Must've got so bored that he decided to go for a wander just before the hour. Made an early save in the first half before the goals started flowing.

Josip Stanisic (RB) - 7/10 - He will have more difficult days, in all honesty.

Niklas Sule (CB) - 7/10 - Clean sheet, job done.

Lucas Hernandez (CB) - 7/10 - Strolled through the game alongside his central defensive partner. Never troubled.

Alphonso Davies (LB) - 8/10 - Having studied this Davies x Sane partnership down the left hand side this afternoon, I have decided it is unfair on other teams. Did his damage in the first half and subbed at HT.

2. Midfielders

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - 9/10 - Two goals on the day from point blank range, but the class of this kid is just so obvious. Some of his through passes to the likes of Sane and Muller were glorious.

Leon Goretzka (CM) - 8/10 - Watching this train running with the ball through midfield must be terrifying for the opposition - that's possibly why he was charging forward unopposed at times as the game wore on.

Thomas Muller (AM) - 9/10 - Deadly with the final pass as ever, setting up two in the first half - even if the second was for an own goal. Had a goal disallowed late on for offside - not that Bayern needed any more goals.

3. Forwards

Serge Gnabry (RW) - 8/10 - Grabbed a goal in the first half on the break and enjoyed the amount of space he was allowed at times.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - 8/10 - Has now scored in 13 successive home games in the Bundesliga; a new record. Did relatively little else but score, which is absolutely fine...because he scores tons.

Leroy Sane (LW) - 8/10 - Scored one and set up another. Looks very much at home under Julian Nagelsmann at the moment. Subbed after the fifth for a nice rest.

4. Substitutes

Omar Richards - 7/10 - Showed good ability to beat his man with his first touch.

Bouna Sarr - N/A

Marcel Sabitzer - N/A

Eric Maxim-Choupo Moting - 7/10 - Scored his 50th in the Bundesliga in the second half after replacing Lewandowski. Took him three attempts though.

Tanguy Nianzou - N/A

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