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September 28, 2013 7:00 PM IST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ M. Schmidt‎
Attendance:‬ 80000‎
 
35′ Marco Reus
 
45+2′ (PG) Marco Reus
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Freiburg

Goal runs an eye over the players at Signal Iduna Park as Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski scored twice each for the hosts as they continued their impressive start to the season

By Charlie Scott

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    6
    0
    3.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Could have taken a spot in the stands for the game, such was the level of his involvement.

  • Neven Subotic
    8
    0
    4.00

    Neven Subotic

    A straightforward day at the office for the centre-back, as Freiburg struggled to create any chances of note.

  • Mats Hummels
    7
    1
    4.00

    Mats Hummels

    The Germany international was comfortable throughout playing alongside Subotic, and kept his concentration well to avert any danger.

  • Erik Durm
    2
    2
    3.00

    Erik Durm

    Another encouraging display from the young defender, who slotted in effortlessly at left-back in the absence of the injured Schmelzer.

  • Sven Bender
    2
    2
    3.50

    Sven Bender

    Subbed off at half-time for Kirch after picking up a knock early in the game. He looked out of sorts after falling awkwardly and it was no surprise that he was withdrawn at the interval.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    8
    6
    3.50

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    The summer signing exploited the gap between Freiburg's defence and midfield well before being withdrawn midway through the second half.

  • Marco Reus
    25
    0
    4.50

    Marco Reus

    The shining light in Dortmund's impressive display. He grabbed both goals before the interval, the first a well-taken chip and the second an ice-cool penalty into the bottom left corner.

  • Nuri Sahin
    10
    2
    3.50

    Nuri Sahin

    Metronomic in the centre of the Signal Iduna Park. The former Real Madrid midfielder looks so at home back at Dortmund and his fine form for the Bundesliga giants continued today.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    8
    0
    4.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Pushed forward well down the right-hand side for the hosts, and supplied some enticing crosses for Lewandowski.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    23
    2
    4.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    Unfortunate not to find the back of the net in the first half, as Baumann pulled of a series of impressive stops, but made up for that after the break with a fine double.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    3
    10
    3.50

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    His blistering pace unnerved Freiburg's back line throughout but his finishing was surprisingly wayward given his previous clinical showings so far this season.

Substitutions

  • Oliver Kirch
    2
    1
    3.00

    Oliver Kirch

    Very neat and tidy in the second half after replacing the injured Bender. A decent showing from the 31-year-old.

  • Jonas Hofmann
    9
    0
    3.50

    Jonas Hofmann

    Supplied a perfectly-weighted assist for Lewandowski's second goal.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    14
    0
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Completed the rout with a well-taken finish from a tight angle after bustling past the weak challenge of Gunter.

  • Oliver Baumann
    2
    1
    2.00

    Oliver Baumann

    Pulled off a string of wonderful saves from Lewandowski in the first half, and was unfortunate to find himself on the wrong end of such a scoreline.

  • Fallou Diagne
    0
    5
    2.00

    Fallou Diagne

    Dismissed on the brink of half-time for hauling down Lewandowski as the Poland international hurtled through on goal.

  • Oliver Sorg
    1
    1
    2.00

    Oliver Sorg

    Provided an outlet down the right-hand side for the visitors but was too often wasteful in possession.

  • Matthias Ginter
    3
    0
    3.00

    Matthias Ginter

    The centre-back was all over the shop after the break following Diagne's dismissal and too often he let the likes of Lewandowski and Aubameyang burst past him.

  • Christian Günter
    1
    3
    1.00

    Christian Günter

    At fault for Dortmund's fourth and fifth goals as Hofmann glided past him before setting up Lewandowski and then Kuba brushed off his weak challenge and shot into the bottom corner.

  • Gelson Fernandes
    0
    2
    3.00

    Gelson Fernandes

    Impressed in patches in the first half against a superb Dortmund midfield, but dipped after the break following Diagne's sending off.

  • Jonathan Schmid
    0
    1
    1.00

    Jonathan Schmid

    Wasted a great opportunity to test Weidenfeller with a free kick in the first half, which turned out to be Freiburg's best chance of the game.

  • Francis Coquelin
    0
    3
    1.50

    Francis Coquelin

    The former Arsenal midfielder gave the ball away far too easily far too often over the course of the game. It came as no shock that he was the player withdrawn at the break.

  • Julian Schuster
    0
    1
    2.50

    Julian Schuster

    The captain was outclassed in midfield by Sahin and Kirch, as Dortmund ran riot, particularly in the second half.

  • Admir Mehmedi
    1
    1
    2.50

    Admir Mehmedi

    A periphal figure for much of the game. The attacker had one chance midway through the first half that he wasted, shooting straight at Weidenfeller.

  • Sebastian Freis
    1
    1
    1.00

    Sebastian Freis

    Like Mehmedi, he did not do enough to cause Dortmund's defence problems and was another player that can have no complaints about being withdrawn after the break.

Substitutions

  • Immanuel Höhn
    1
    1
    1.50

    Immanuel Höhn

    Brought on to try and shore up the Freiburg defence at half-time following Diagne's red card but he failed to do that as Dortmund ran riot.

  • Nicolas Höfler
    1
    1
    2.50

    Nicolas Höfler

    Replaced Schuster in the second half but saw little of the ball as Freiburg's 10 men struggled against a vibrant Dortmund side.

  • Karim Guédé
    0
    1
    2.00

    Karim Guédé

    Had no impact on the game after replacing Freis after the break.

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