The 28-year-old Portugal international has been on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season but if he continues as he started in the 4-0 DFB-Pokal round of 16 defeat of Mainz, Bayern should consider the option of a permanent deal. The Bayern players in the individual review:
YANN SOMMER – NOTE 3: Was finally allowed to celebrate his first win as a Bayern player. About time, he must have thought. However, he had little to do against Mainz.
BENJAMIN PAVARD – NOTE 2: And he still plays! This time as the right link of a somewhat surprising chain of three. he did well.
DAYOT UPAMECANO – NOTE 3: This time central man in a back three. Didn’t change anything about his apparently chronic malpasseritis, which, however, had no serious consequences.
MATTHIJS DE LIGT – NOTE 3: Almost made it onto the scorer list in the 39th minute, but couldn’t really control the cross from the right. Hardly challenged on the defensive.
JOAO CANCELO – NOTE 2: The new ManCity was allowed to plow the right side. After a minute and a half, the first magic pass from the ankle: That can be something! It was a little later: in the 18th minute he circled an elegant cross to the back post to Choupo-Moting: 1:0! Slacked off a bit later.
JOSHUA KIMMICH – NOTE 3: As next to Musiala more or less solo six mostly entrusted with the game structure. Cheeky free kick in the 38th minute that hits the post.
JAMAL MUSIALA – NOTE 3: Still not in World Cup form – that’s how it seemed in the first half hour. Then he managed this wonderful dribbling including a perfect left-footed shot from the inside of the post into the net – great sport, this goal to make it 2-0.
THOMAS MÜLLER – NOTE 2: Was allowed to give the captain and the ten behind the tips again in his 63rd DFB Cup game (record set by Sepp Maier). Came into play well. Class preparation for Musialas 2:0. Later saw yellow because of complaining. Still had the 4-0 on the foot (54th and 58th).
LEROY SANÉ – NOTE 2: Seemed a bit more motivated by his former team-mate from Manchester. Benefited from Choupo-Moting’s acrobatics and scored the 3-0 (43rd).
ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING – NOTE 2: The ex-Mainzer gave the first header towards the Mainz goal in the second minute: just over. Did better seven minutes later and scored to make it 1-0, with the left and from a hell of an angle. The cross came from the new: Cancelo. Shortly before the break, an artistic magic assist for colleague Sané, and it was 3-0.
KINGSLEY COMAN – NOTE 3: Failed in minute ten from a short distance at the Mainz keeper. Eager in both directions, but without any real commitment.
DALEY BLIND – NOTE 3: The Dutchman finally made his debut in Bayern dress from minute 64, replacing Upamecano.
RYAN GRAVENBERCH – NOTE 3: The next Dutchman, replacing Müller at headquarters. Injured shortly afterwards, but was able to continue playing.
LEON GORETZKA – NOTE 3: Was allowed to play from the 70th minute, but didn’t have a real scene.
ALPHONSO DAVIES – NOTE 2: Started like the fire brigade. Headed to make it 4-0.
SERGE GNABRY – NOTE 3: Was also allowed to kick along for a few minutes.
This article was written by Maximilian Koch
The original of this article “Cancelo does magic immediately, one plays surprisingly – and really well” comes from the evening newspaper.