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August 25, 2012 4:30 AM EST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ F. Zwayer‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bremen

Marco Reus stood out as Jurgen Klopp's men got their Bundesliga defence off to a winning start, but visiting left-back Aleksandar Ignjovski had a night to forget

By Sam Lee

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    2
    1
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Maybe a little flat-footed for Bremen's equaliser, but otherwise had a comfortable night and impressed with his calm distribution, also making saves at key times.

  • Neven Subotic
    1
    0
    3.50

    Neven Subotic

    Saw a strong header well saved after the break and was solid in his passing as always.

  • Mats Hummels
    2
    0
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    A similar story to his centre-back partner. Looked especially comfortable bringing the ball out of the back, bringing his international form back to the domestic stage.

  • Oliver Kirch
    0
    0
    3.50

    Oliver Kirch

    For the first hour almost everything the visitors created came down his side, and although he looked particularly worried by Eljero Elia, he managed to hold firm.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    1
    0
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Caught out twice early on, but recovered well and put in a solid enough performance. Decent free-kick delivery, and plenty of supporting runs.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Kehl

    Held the fort in the centre of the pitch to allow Dortmund's attacking talent to excel.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ilkay Gündogan

    A good performance as he tried to pull the strings from a deep-lying position, but was booked for a cynical foul to prevent a counterattack. Substituted.

  • Marco Reus
    3
    1
    4.00

    Marco Reus Top of the Match

    A great performance from the new arrival. Got the hosts off to a flying start with his goal and had a hand is almost everything his side did going forward. A pivotal display.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    2
    0
    4.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Full of running through the middle and was a constant threat. Somewhat fortunate to assist the first goal, but did well to create the winner, and was always looking to attack.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    1
    1
    2.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Did a lot of running but very little else of note. His biggest contribution was being substituted for Mario Gotze after Bremen's equaliser.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    2
    0
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    Grew into the match as it went on, providing a good outlet for his defenders with his aerial ability and strong running. Clever assist for Gotze's winner.

Substitutions

  • Moritz Leitner
    1
    0
    3.00

    Moritz Leitner

    Came off the bench for Gundogan to good effect in the second period.

  • Mario Götze
    1
    0
    4.00

    Mario Götze

    Showed that he will not give up his place to Reus easily by scoring the winner after coming off the bench. Cool finish in difficult circumstances.

  • Sebastian Mielitz
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Mielitz

    Good one-handed save to deny Subotic after the break. Could do little about either goal and was otherwise solid.

  • Sebastian Prödl
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sebastian Prödl

    Wasted a gilt-edged opportunity when he glanced a header wide at 1-0. Was exposed by Reus early on and conceded a clumsy foul.

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

    Bullied by the powerful display of Lewandowski. Comfortable on the ball in the early exchanges but never got a moment's peace.

  • Theodor Gebre Selassie
    0
    0
    3.50

    Theodor Gebre Selassie

    Equalised with a deft header, and one of the stars of Euro 2012 showed he has the potential to succeed in the Bundesliga.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Provided an acute threat early on and worried Subotic and Hummels with his pace in the first half particularly.

  • Clemens Fritz
    0
    0
    2.50

    Clemens Fritz

    The game seemed to pass him by as he contributed very little, particularly in the first half.

  • Eljero Elia
    0
    0
    3.50

    Eljero Elia

    Terrorised left-back Kirch throughout the match, but should have scored at least once during the first half.

  • Aaron Hunt
    0
    0
    3.00

    Aaron Hunt

    Some great set-pieces that should have been better attacked by his team-mates. Provided superb pass to Elia in the first half. Substituted late on.

  • Zlatko Junuzovic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Zlatko Junuzovic

    Got through plenty of legwork in the opening period but had little to show for it. Booked after half-time.

  • Aleksandar Ignjovski
    0
    0
    1.50

    Aleksandar Ignjovski Flop of the Match

    Had an awful evening. At fault for the first goal and was booked soon afterwards, and could have actually been sent off. Substituted.

  • Marko Arnautovic
    0
    0
    4.00

    Marko Arnautovic

    Caused BVB a number of problems with a variety of dangerous crosses, particularly in the second half. Set up the equaliser and rattled the post before the break.

Substitutions

  • Nils Petersen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nils Petersen

    Could have levelled the scores at 2-2 after coming off the bench, but let Arnautovic's cross bounce off his hip and wide.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Dortmund
15 5