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October 26, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Veltins-Arena — Gelsenkirchen
Referee:‬ K. Kircher‎
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Player Ratings: Schalke 1-3 Dortmund

Goal was on hand to witness derby day victory for the travelling side, aided by excellent performances from the creative Henrikh Mkhitaryan and penalty hero Roman Weidenfeller

By Simon Harrison

  • Timo Hildebrand
    5
    1
    3.00

    Timo Hildebrand

    Kept the scoreline respectable, making a number of saves to deny the likes of Reus and Lewandowski. Could do nothing about Dortmund's goals.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    7
    1
    2.50

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Made a few excellent interceptions in the second half, but really struggled to deal with the pace of Mkhitaryan, Reus and Aubameyang.

  • Sead Kolasinac
    2
    7
    2.00

    Sead Kolasinac

    Wasted possession with some misplaced passes and inaccurate long range strikes. Not a good outing for the midfielder.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    9
    7
    1.50

    Atsuto Uchida Flop of the Match

    Hard-working, but ineffectual. Failed to get forward much and Reus cutting inside from the left flank gave the Japan international little to do.

  • Christian Fuchs
    2
    5
    2.00

    Christian Fuchs

    Faded from the game after being tackled strongly by Subotic, and failed to offer much going forward.

  • Joel Matip
    3
    4
    3.00

    Joel Matip

    His physical presence allowed him to deal with Lewandowski reasonably well, but was caught lacking for pace against Aubameyang.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    6
    6
    3.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    One of Schalke's only players who had the quality to move the ball quickly, as the home side needed to manipulate the shape of Dortmund far more than they managed to.

  • Julian Draxler
    4
    7
    2.50

    Julian Draxler

    Threaded through one or two decent through balls, but didn't see a great deal of the ball, as he went missing for long periods.

  • Dennis Aogo
    3
    3
    3.00

    Dennis Aogo

    Battled with Aubameyang, who is a pacey and tricky customer, adding some tenacity to the left hand side, which Fuchs lacked.

  • Roman Neustädter
    3
    3
    2.50

    Roman Neustädter

    Failed to break up play often, but was an outlet for spreading play on various occasions.

  • Adam Szalai
    1
    5
    2.00

    Adam Szalai

    Anonymous and struggled to carve out any chances for himself, as he was given the unenviable task of playing as lone striker.

Substitutions

  • Max Meyer
    13
    1
    3.50

    Max Meyer

    Had a profound impact on the game, netting a consolation goal and also looking bright and lively in possession, always keen to receive the ball.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    19
    1
    4.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Made a few key saves, none more so than a penalty save to deny Boateng, which would have given Schalke a first half equaliser.

  • Neven Subotic
    9
    4
    2.50

    Neven Subotic

    Put in a number of crunching tackles, but was responsible for giving away the first half penalty.

  • Mats Hummels
    13
    2
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    A dominant performance both aerially and in terms of stepping out of defence to make interceptions. A very solid game from the Germany international.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    6
    4
    2.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Received a yellow card for a cynical challenge, but wasn't tested too often in the first half.

  • Sven Bender
    8
    3
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    Played one or two sloppy balls in the second half, but generally broke up play well and contribute to Dortmund's quick transitions.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    52
    3
    4.00

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan Top of the Match

    A majestic, technically superb performance, as the Armenian danced through the heart of the Schalke midfield with consummate ease. Picked up an assist too.

  • Marco Reus
    19
    3
    3.50

    Marco Reus

    Caused Uchida all kinds of problems, as the Japan international never knew when to get tight to his man. Unfortunate not to convert some good chances, but picked up an assist.

  • Nuri Sahin
    31
    5
    4.00

    Nuri Sahin

    Took his goal excellently, thumping home to give Hildebrand no chance whatsoever. His range of passing helped Dortmund's quick conversion from defence to attack.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    6
    4
    2.50

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Struggled occasionally against Aogo, and offered very little going forward in what was a laboured performance.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    19
    3
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    Played well with his back to goal, holding onto the ball for long enough to bring advancing players into play. Didn't have too many chances.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    16
    8
    3.50

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Took his goal well, with his pace a constant threat for Schalke. He was denied well by Hildebrand on multiple occasions, and will probably be disappointed not to have converted more than once.

Substitutions

  • Erik Durm
    12
    3
    2.50

    Erik Durm

    Offering more offensively than Schmelzer, but did allow Uchida to put a few late crosses into the box from the right hand side.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    21
    1
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Finished excellently to secure the points for Dortmund and his introduction helped to solidify Dortmund's right hand side.

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