He looked a shadow of the prolific scorer who entered the match having found the net 21 times in all competitions.
Yet scoring is not the only thing that matters in football, even for a forward, and that Muller was able to make a mark on the match despite failing to do what he typically does best says a lot about him.
In the 43rd minute, Jan Simunek raced to catch up to Robben, who had slipped away from his marker.
The 26-year-old played the final ball to set up Lewandowski's opener, then assisted Thiago for Bayern's second. We use our own and third party cookies to improve browsing experience.That certainly took the pressure off a Bayern side that before Lewandowski’s opener had been struggling.The Poland international later rounded off Bayern’s win with a second goal at the death.But a red card to Jan Simunek shortly thereafter effectively ended the contest, and Thiago Alcantara (61') and Lewandowski (90') struck in the second half to round off the win.
Following Wednesday's action, B/R takes a look at the players who gained and lost from the action on hand. It’s easy to play well when all those around you are on top of their game.The Bayern man missed some great chances to score, including a penalty.And indeed, from the perspective of scoring goals, Muller did quite poorly. Robben segelt theatralisch in den Strafraum, legt eine Bauchlandung hin. Verbeek zur ARD: „Normal bin ich stolz, Holländer zu sein. Wenn Robben Kontakt spürt, geht er liegen – das weiß ja jeder von ihm.“Robben widerspricht: „Ganz klar Elfmeter und Rot. Mal in Folge ins Halbfinale ein – das gab‘s noch nie. Vf L-Trainer Gertjan Verbeek wirft Arjen Robben eine Schwalbe vor – von Holländer zu Holländer! Minute (beim Stande von 1:0 für Bayern durch Lewandowski): Der Bochumer Simunek erwischt Robben am Fuß.Robert Lewandowski wasn’t at his very best against Bochum and hardly had a sniff at goal.