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October 20, 2012 7:00 PM IST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ F. Brych‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Schalke

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over the performers at Signal-Iduna Park as BVB went down in the Ruhr derby to fall 12 points off the Bundesliga pace

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    2
    0
    3.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    The scoreline could have been a lot higher had Weidenfeller not thwarted Schalke on a few occasions.

  • Neven Subotic
    1
    0
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Strong in the air as always, and not afraid to put his foot about. Looked stretched for pace at times though, especially since his midfield did not afford any protection.

  • Mats Hummels
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Stepped out to the flanks on a number of occasions to make a few timely defensive plays, not least an inch-perfect tackle to thwart Uchida on a dangerous attack.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    1
    1
    2.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Was nowhere to be found when Affelay scored the opener from his zone of the pitch. He began to come out of his shell offensively in the second half, but could not make an impact.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    1
    0
    2.00

    Sebastian Kehl

    The veteran looked his age today, as Schalke's midfield simply ran rings around him. Always a step too slow.

  • Sven Bender
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    He filled in at centre back for large spells during the match, and did a solid job in a somewhat unfamiliar role. His usual tenacity and engine were on display.

  • Moritz Leitner
    0
    0
    2.50

    Moritz Leitner

    Handed a chance in midfield today, but his lack of playing time showed, as he looked out of sync on the ball, failing to find the target with a number of his passes.

  • Marco Reus
    2
    0
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    Dortmund's most dangerous player in the attacking third. He was smart when on the ball, and showed little hesitation when running at defenders. Assisted Lewandowski's goal with a free kick.

  • Ivan Perisic
    0
    1
    1.50

    Ivan Perisic Flop of the Match

    A virtually anonymous performance for Perisic, who did his chances for a starting berth more harm than good today. On the rare occasion that he did get on the ball, his slow decision making often resulted in a turnover.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Forced into a more defensive role today, and looked awkward for most of the game. Rarely influenced things offensively.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    2
    0
    2.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    A largely disjointed display from Lewandowski, as he rarely seemed like posing a goal threat. However, he did keep his cool for one moment to head in Dortmund's lone goal, one of the few positive moments from him.

Substitutions

  • Leonardo Bittencourt
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leonardo Bittencourt

    A little rattled and nervy, as the home fans were testy by the time he made his appearance.

  • Julian Schieber
    0
    0
    2.50

    Julian Schieber

    Rather timid on the ball and did not provide any spark off the bench.

  • Lars Unnerstall
    1
    0
    3.00

    Lars Unnerstall

    Made little mistake with the routine as Dortmund rarely tested him.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    2
    0
    3.00

    Benedikt Höwedes

    A strong display at the back to quell the threat of Lewandowski whenever Dortmund exerted pressure on his goal. Imperious in the air, and led by example today.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    3
    0
    3.00

    Atsuto Uchida

    Solid, if a little unspectacular at the back. Often went for the safety first option, as he did not hesitate to boot the ball out of play when faced with danger.

  • Christian Fuchs
    1
    0
    3.00

    Christian Fuchs

    An intelligent display by Fuchs, as he picked his moments to get forward well, and stood his ground on the defensive end, making the left flank a tough outlet to breach.

  • Joel Matip
    4
    0
    3.50

    Joel Matip

    He did not often put a foot wrong at the back, but he had a chance to make his name stand out at the other end of the pitch, when he sent a surefire tap-in over the bar from a yard or two out.

  • Lewis Holtby
    5
    0
    4.00

    Lewis Holtby Top of the Match

    The most composed player in the attacking third today. Holtby took extreme care with his passing, and always seemed to find and exploit the gaps whenever they appeared in the Dortmund backline. His assist for Hoger’s goal was a testament to that.

  • Ibrahim Afellay
    6
    0
    4.00

    Ibrahim Afellay

    Popped up at the far post to score a goal of sublime quality, striking a perfect volley into the bottom corner. His poise on the ball helped Schalke when they looked to attack in the break.

  • Marco Höger
    4
    0
    3.50

    Marco Höger

    Looked at ease when linking up with his teammates in the attacking third. His movement off the ball was a particular thorn in Dortmund’s side, and a perfectly timed run broke the offside treap an allowed him to sprint in unopposed to score his side’s second.

  • Jefferson Agustin Farfán
    2
    0
    3.00

    Jefferson Agustin Farfán

    His pace gave the likes of Hummels and Grosskreutz cause for concern, and he found the target with a few of his deliveries into the area. However, his threat was sporadic, as he drifted out of the game for long spells.

  • Roman Neustädter
    3
    0
    3.00

    Roman Neustädter

    Patrolled the area in front of the back four to good effect, as he managed to break up a number of Dortmund attacks. His hard work and toil often resulted in his team winning the ball back, and having a chance to counter.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    2
    0
    2.50

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    Though he had a few decent moments of link up play, Huntelaar was otherwise thwarted in the few attempts that he had on goal.

Substitutions

  • Tranquillo Barnetta
    2
    0
    3.00

    Tranquillo Barnetta

    Injected some enterprise down the flanks for the visitors.

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