Well, it works: FC Bayern reacted very well after two recent defeats and drew 2-2 with the favorite Arsenal FC. Who was particularly compelling: The individual critic:

MANUEL NEUER – NOTE 3: After tearing muscle fibers in the adductor area, the captain returned to the goal in time for the premier class clash. But Neuer had to come back early: Neuer had no chance when Bukayo Saka shot into the left corner (12th). Then, with a strong stop against Ben White (16th). Slight uncertainty in one corner (27). Also powerless in Trossards 2:2 (76). And then I was a little lucky because there was no penalty in the strange scene with Saka (95th).

JOSHUA KIMMICH – NOTE 3: Discreet, but also without major errors. He played solid as a right back. Martinelli had it under control. His body language was correct and he radiated a lot of energy.

ERIC DIER – NOTE 3: Like Matthijs de Ligt in the starting eleven, Dayot Upamecano and Min-Jae Kim disappointed in Heidenheim. Hesitant at first, Arsenal's first chance was created with a poor pass. Martinelli shot above (7th). Too indecisive before 0:1. Then with confidence. Often uncompromising. Simply hit the ball out of bounds without taking any risks.

Davies always has problems with the agile Saka

MATTHIJS DE LIGT – NOTE 3: He showed his qualities in heading and positional play. He threw himself into every shot. He rocks defensively. He was then easily outplayed before the score reached 2-2. Annoying.

ALPHONSO DAVIES – NOTE 4 : He Canadian he's playing poker for a new contract; His recent performances have been weak. And that continued. He saw the yellow card after a foul on Saka (9th), Davies is suspended for the second leg. He simply lets Saka run before the score is 0-1. After that everything got better.

KONRAD LAIMER – NOTE 3: Extremely hardworking and important as a worker in the center of the field. Decent game from the Austrian.

Goretzka has a very strong fighting spirit

LEÓN GORETZKA – NOTE 2: Before the score was 0-1, he could no longer avoid Saka's shot. On the other side, with a great play: a dream pass to Gnabry's race after his own sprint to the top. That brought the score to 1-1. Overall, a very good performance, especially in terms of combat. Goretzka will remember this match fondly.

Jamal Musiala starts the counterattack

SERGE GNABRY – NOTE 2: The attacking star was under contract with Arsenal from 2011 to 2016, and it was a special game for Gnabry. And he was frozen: after a pass from Goretzka, he finished with his right foot to make it 1-1 (18th). In London Gnabry especially likes meeting people. Shot over the goal (65th). Bitter: He had to leave injured in the second half, Guerreiro came on (66th).

JAMAL MUSIALA – NOTE 2: The Bayern magician started in tenth position, Thomas muller Initially he sat on the bench. With many good passes, Musiala was the mastermind behind the Bavarian counterattacks. When he had the ball he used to pass something good because of his agile movements.

LEROY SANÉ – NOTE 2: Returned to the starting eleven after problems with the pubic bone, groin and patellar tendon in the knee. Sané started the score at 1-1 with a good pass into the path of Goretzka, and won the penalty before Kane made it 2-1 with an excellent speed dribble. In this way it is very important for Bavaria.

In the end, substitute Coman was very unlucky.

HARRY KANE – NOTE 2: Naturally, he is especially motivated as a former player for Arsenal's rival Tottenham Hotspur. It was like a derby for Kane. The main striker had his nerves quite well under control. Kane coolly scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1, but goalkeeper Raya made a mistake from the start (32').

KINGSLEY COMAN – NOTE 3: He French He replaced the strong Sané (66th) and attacked on the right wing. Added speed. Missing the post (90'), it would have been 3-2.

RAFAEL GUERREIRO Arrived too late for a review.

Notes by Abendzeitung journalist Maximilian Koch