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Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry get the worst possible performance rating

Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry are among the Bayern Munich players SAVAGED by German newspaper Bild, with six stars receiving the WORST possible rating after giants’ humiliating 5-0 loss at Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 5-0 in the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday
  • They became the first team to score three in the first 21 minutes against Bayern
  • They also became the first team to score five since Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 win  
  • The result knocked Bundesliga giants Bayern out of the cup in the second round
  • Bild gave Robert Lewandowski and five others their lowest rating possible


Just when Bayern Munich thought things couldn’t get any worse after their 5-0 loss to Monchengladbach, German news outlet Bild released a damming assessment of each player’s performance. 

Bayern Munich were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup in the second round on Wednesday night after suffering a heavy defeat to Monchengladbach at Borussia-Park.  

Monchengladbach became the first team to score three goals in the first 21 minutes against Bayern in a German Cup game and the first team to have scored five past the Bavarians since Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 win in the 2012 German Cup final. 

Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 5-0 in the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday evening 

The result knocked Bayern out in the second round and sent Monchengladbach through

The result knocked Bayern out in the second round and sent Monchengladbach through

German news outlet Bild released a damming assessment of each player's performance

German news outlet Bild released a damming assessment of each player’s performance

As a result, news outlet Bild ripped into the Bundesliga giants – rating each player’s performance out of six. 

Their rating system is on a one-to-six scale, with one being the top score and six being the worst.

Bild gave six players out of the 15 players that featured in Wednesday’s clash a 6/6 rating – the worst possible score they could receive.

German super-stars Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry were among those that received 6/6, while Thomas Muller was given a 5/6.  

Robert Lewandowski was among those that received 6/6, while Thomas Muller was given a 5/6

Robert Lewandowski was among those that received 6/6, while Thomas Muller was given a 5/6

Alphonso Davies received a 6/6 after his sloppy pass gave Monchengladbach their first goal

Alphonso Davies received a 6/6 after his sloppy pass gave Monchengladbach their first goal

BILD’S PLAYER RATINGS

  • Neuer 4
  • Pavard 6
  • Upamecano 6
  • Hernández 6
  • Davies 6
  • Kimmich 5
  • Goretzka 5
  • Gnabry 6
  • Müller 5
  • Sané 5
  • Lewandowski 6
  • Süle 4
  • Coman 5
  • Tolisso 4
  • Stanišić 4 
  • Topmoeller/Nagelsmann 6

Bild also rated Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer a 4/6 after Kouadio Kone took just 80 seconds to score Monchengladbach’s first goal. 

Nevertheless, Bild recognised that Alphonso Davies’ sloppy pass was the cause of the goal and subsequently rated him 6/6.   

Speaking of his performance, the German news outlet said Davies was defensively ‘very bad’. 

Lucas Hernandez was another player who received a 6/6 rating after he took down Breel Embolo in the box to give away a penalty. 

When speaking about Hernandez, Bild said it was a ‘nice day, but not a nice evening’. 

When claiming he had a nice day, they were referring to the fact he had seen a six-month prison sentence suspended on Wednesday morning.  

However, their comment about the evening was related to the fact that Ramy Bensebaini sent Neuer the wrong way to put Bayern Munich 3-0 down within the first 21 minutes of the game after he gave away a penalty.  

Bild also ripped into manager Julian Nagelsmann and his assistant coach Dino Topmoeller for their role in preparing the team for the occasion.

They also criticised the pair for allowing Bayern to ‘sleep’ through the first half. 

Nagelsmann – who was contributing to the Bavarian’s performance from home after testing positive for Covid-19 – has come under fire for Bayern’s recent performances despite the fact his team have scored a record 33 times in their first nine league games.

Serge Gnabry was another Bayern Munich star that received 6/6 from the German news outlet

Serge Gnabry was another Bayern Munich star that received 6/6 from the German news outlet

While Manuel Neuer (L), Leroy Sane, Corentin Tolisso, Josip Stanisic and Niklas Sule for 4/6

While Manuel Neuer (L), Leroy Sane, Corentin Tolisso, Josip Stanisic and Niklas Sule for 4/6

The German manager is expected to receive more criticism for Wednesday’s performance against Monchengladbach as it put an end to Bayern Munich’s 85-game scoring streak – the longest run of any team in Europe’s top-five leagues during the time. 

Bild were not the only ones to be shocked after the game. Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said: ‘I am absolutely shocked. We were just not there. We did not win a single tackle or challenge in the entire first half.

‘Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Gladbach did it really well. We were absolutely not there. A blackout. It should not have happened to us in such a way.’ 

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