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September 1, 2013 9:00 PM IST
Commerzbank-Arena — Frankfurt am Main
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 51500‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Goal was on hand to assess the players at Commerzbank-Arena as Henrikh Mkhitaryan stole the show to send BVB top of the Bundesliga

By Tom Maston

  • Kevin Trapp
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Trapp

    Helpless to keep out either goal but made several good saves as Dortmund peppered his goal. Couple of slight handling errors but neither proved vital.

  • Marco Russ
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marco Russ

    Kept things ticking over in midfield, but with long balls being traded by both sides the game passed him by somewhat. Looked to get forward late on.

  • Carlos Zambrano
    0
    0
    3.50

    Carlos Zambrano

    Solid at the back and helped frustrate Lewandowski. Booked late on but all in all a decent display.

  • Constant Djakpa
    0
    0
    3.50

    Constant Djakpa

    A threat getting forward down the left and delivered some dangerous crosses from dead balls. Performance spoiled by giving the ball away for the winning goal.

  • Anderson
    1
    0
    3.00

    Anderson

    Like skipper Zambrano, he played his part in a quiet display from Lewandowski. Fluffed a headed opportunity as Frankfurt chased an equaliser.

  • Jan Rosenthal
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jan Rosenthal

    A solid debut as he linked well with Kadlec. A good presence at dead balls though failed to really test Weidenfeller.

  • Takashi Inui
    0
    0
    3.00

    Takashi Inui

    His superb cross set up Kadlec goal but was otherwise quiet. Denied by Weidenfeller early on before Grosskreutz blocked his low effort in dying minutes.

  • Stephan Schröck
    0
    0
    3.50

    Stephan Schröck

    Despite playing at right-back he ended up popping up in all areas and attempted to drive the team forward as time went on. Managed to keep Reus relatively quiet.

  • Stefan Aigner
    0
    0
    3.50

    Stefan Aigner

    Kadlec's goal came from his header that bounced back off the post and he laid on some searching balls into the box. Kept Schmelzer busy throughout.

  • Johannes Flum
    0
    0
    2.00

    Johannes Flum Flop of the Match

    Lost possession too easily for the opening goal and never really recovered. Substituted in the second half after disappointing display.

  • Václav Kadlec
    0
    0
    3.50

    Václav Kadlec

    Deserved his goal, though he should have had more in the first half. Caused Subotic and Hummels plenty of problems and should do well against lesser sides.

Substitutions

  • Bastian Oczipka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bastian Oczipka

    Replaced Djakpa but his delivery didn't have quite the same effect. May well have lost his place for some time.

  • Pirmin Schwegler
    0
    0

    Pirmin Schwegler

    Got forward well after replacing Flum but final ball was lacking on a number of occasions.

  • Joselu
    0
    0

    Joselu

    Missed a difficult chance in stoppage time in a late cameo as a replacement for Inui.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    2
    0
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Despite some mix-ups with his defence he was at his best throughout the 90 minutes. Saves from Inui and Kadlec were particularly vital.

  • Neven Subotic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Regularly troubled by Kadlec and struggled with balls over the top. Not his best showing by any means.

  • Mats Hummels
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Looked off-colour and replaced at half-time with possible a injury. He too looked uneasy with the pace of Kadlec.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Allowed Aigner to get the better of him and struggled to communicate effectively with Weidenfeller. Can produce better.

  • Sven Bender
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    Replaced Kehl in the side but was very quiet in the middle of the park. Not the only central player to struggle as long balls and attacking full-backs provided the main theme of the afternoon.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    4
    0
    4.00

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan Top of the Match

    Began repaying his big price tag with two crucial goals. First was an expert finish before a quite brilliant winning goal showed just why Jurgen Klopp shelled out so much on the Armenia international.

  • Marco Reus
    2
    0
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    By his standards a quiet display but still showed nice touches in some neat interplay. Booked and substituted late on.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    1
    1
    3.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Won the ball for the opening goal and was able to get the better of Djakpa on numerous occasions. All that was missing was a goal.

  • Nuri Sahin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nuri Sahin

    Neat and tidy from the former Real Madrid man as he continued to deputise for the injured Gundogan.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    1
    0
    3.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Won the ball for the second goal and got forward well during Dortmund attacks. Kepy Inui relatively quiet in a decent defensive showing.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    1
    0
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    Frustrated for much of the first half, he eventually went close as Frankfurt chased an equaliser. Finishing was off-colour on the whole.

Substitutions

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    2
    0
    3.00

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

    Good debut performance that brought some solidity to the centre of the defence. Will push Subotic hard for a starting berth.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    0
    0

    Sebastian Kehl

    Had little time to make an impact after replacing Reus late on.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    1
    1

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    His pace offered an outlet for the Dortmund defence as they looked to hold on for the win. Fired over with his only opportunity.

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
FC Bayern München
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