Philippe Coutinho Scores And Assists In Man Of The Match Performance For Bayern Munich
Philippe Coutinho dropped a man of the match performance for Bayern Munich against Koln on Saturday afternoon to show what Barcelona are missing.
The Brazilian started behind Robert Lewandowski as Bayern looked to return to the top of the Bundesliga.
The on loan Barca man went on to run the show for the German giants.
In the first half, he played a key role in Lewandowski's opener as well as pinging a fantastic free-kick off the post.
The Brazilian was unlucky as he swerved the ball over the wall only to hit the left hand side post.
However, he wouldn't be denied in the second half.
Lewandowski could have taken a penalty to complete his hat-trick but the Polish international allowed Coutinho to take it as he was the one who won it.
Despite having to retake his penalty due to encroachment, 27-year-old stepped up and netted his first goal in Germany.
However, he wasn't done there.
Just over ten minutes later he turned provider to allow fellow loanee Ivan Perisic to score for Niko Kovac's side and secure a 4-0 win.
The midfielder will be glad to get his career back on track following a turbulent 18 months at Barcelona.
He joined the Catalan giants for a whopping €120 million in January 2018 but never fully convinced boss Ernesto Valverde.
He was regularly criticised during his time at Nou Camp and never nailed down a starting place at the La Liga champions.
The first of many :flag_br::soccer:@Phil_Coutinho #FCBKOE 3-0 pic.twitter.com/uJgLhop8Tr
- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 21, 2019
The loan deal to Bayern means he could return to Barca in the future but if he maintains this type of form, then Niko Kovac will be hoping to make the transfer permanent.
It's good to see Coutinho enjoying his football again.
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