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March 6, 2013 6:45 AM EST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ D. Skomina‎
Attendance:‬ 65413‎
 
 
37′ Mario Götze
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Agg 5-2)

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Westfalenstadion, where the hosts put in a commanding performance from start to finish to progress to the quarter finals

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    17
    0
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Made two smart saves from Fernandinho to preserve the clean sheet, in a game where he was a spectator for large spells.

  • Neven Subotic
    15
    0
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Not always put under serious pressure, but when the ball found its way into the area, there was no doubt that Subotic or Santana would find a way to remove the danger.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    21
    0
    2.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Beaten once or twice defensively, but was always a willing runner, motoring well up the flanks while showing a lot of energy to recover his defensive position.

  • Felipe Santana
    19
    1
    3.50

    Felipe Santana

    Absolutely spot on in defence, making a few critical interceptions to some dangerous Shakhtar deliveries into the box. Made his presence felt at the other end of the pitch with an unstoppable header from Mario Gotze’s corner to open the scoring.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    12
    1
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Your typical Schmelzer display - solid and reliable at the back, while keeping things simple when supporting the attack.

  • Sven Bender
    12
    1
    2.50

    Sven Bender

    Broke up play effectively, with more than one of his tackles leading to a Dortmund counter-attack. Did not often look to attack, but that was never on his agenda as he stood firm in his own half of the field.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    15
    1
    2.50

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Controlled the tempo of the game, often releasing the ball quickly to one of the four attacking players ahead of him. Taken off late on for Nuri Sahin.

  • Mario Götze
    31
    1
    4.00

    Mario Götze Top of the Match

    Simply a cut above the rest. Pulled the strings magnificently in an advanced midfield role, picking his passes superbly, or driving his team forward when needed. Set up Felipe Santana’s first from a corner, before adding his name to the scoresheet by finishing off a slick counter-attack.

  • Marco Reus
    17
    3
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    Linked well with his team-mates in attack. Provided some vital width, and his dribbling ability came to the fore with a fantastic run past four players that was inches away from being a wonder goal.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    24
    0
    3.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Ran his socks off as usual, and forced the third goal through sheer willpower, teeing up Gundogan for a shot and reacting quickest to Pyatov's spill to poke home.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    22
    0
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    A good example of how to lead the line. The Pole linked superbly with his team-mates when he had his back to goal, and drifted out to the flanks to find space. One such move saw him tee up Mario Gotze for the second goal.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Kehl
    12
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Kehl

    Solidified the midfield after his introduction in the second half.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    9
    1
    2.50

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Nearly got himself amongst the goals with a shot from the edge of the area that was parried by Pyatov.

  • Andriy Pyatov
    2
    2
    1.50

    Andriy Pyatov

    Made a few fine saves throughout the game, but all his good work was undone by a horrible spill of a routine catch into the path of Kuba, who scored to put Dortmund 3-0 up.

  • Olexandr Kucher
    0
    2
    2.00

    Olexandr Kucher

    Received an early yellow card for an unwise foul on Robert Lewandowski. Found it hard at times to cope with the waves of yellow and black shirts when Dortmund attacked on the counter, and missed an interception in the build-up to the home side’s second.

  • R. Raţ
    0
    1
    2.00

    R. Raţ

    The full-back was nowhere to be found when Lewandowski drifted into his area of the pitch to set up the second Dortmund goal.

  • Darijo Srna
    1
    3
    1.50

    Darijo Srna

    Given a torrid time by the driving runs of Reus and Gotze. The veteran looked his age today, and was not much use in the attacking third either.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    0
    1
    2.50

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    Very lucky to escape without a first-half booking for an ungainly challenge on Robert Lewandowski, and was beaten all ends up by Felipe Santana’s leap for the opening goal.

  • Tomas Hubschmann
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tomas Hubschmann

    Made a crucial last-ditch tackle on Lewandowski, but otherwise, he too struggled to contain the Dortmund attack when they were in full flow.

  • Fernandinho
    0
    2
    2.50

    Fernandinho

    A marked improvement in the second half after an anonymous first, but for all his effort, the quality was not there in the end.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    1
    2
    2.00

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Had the ball at his feet on a few occasions with the opportunity to fashion an opening on the break, but he was hit or miss in that regard. A few quality passes were betrayed by a good many questionable ones as he did not always produce what was needed.

  • Alex Teixeira
    0
    1
    2.00

    Alex Teixeira

    Added little to his side's play in the offensive third of the field, as he was hesitant on the ball. Blocked by Piszczek on his one decent shooting opportunity.

  • Luiz Adriano
    1
    1
    2.00

    Luiz Adriano

    Marked completely out of the game by Santana and Subotic as he barely got a sniff of the ball.

  • Taison
    1
    5
    1.50

    Taison Flop of the Match

    Very careless to get called offside seemingly whenever his team looked to pick him out on the break. Taken off at half-time for Douglas Costa.

Substitutions

  • Douglas Costa
    2
    2
    2.50

    Douglas Costa

    Started the second half on fire with two attempts on goal shortly after his introduction, but faded as the game wore on.

Results
 
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6 2