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Played
December 8, 2012 8:00 PM IST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ W. Stark‎
Attendance:‬ 80000‎
 
6′ Marco Reus
Diego Ribas 36′ (PG)
Naldo 41′
 
Bas Dost 73′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Dortmund 2-3 Wolfsburg

Goal.com rates the players on show at the Signal Iduna Park, as Jurgen Klopp's men fall to a costly defeat to their lowly visitors

By Renger Dotinga

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    2
    0
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Could do nothing about either of Wolfsburg's goals, the first a penalty and the second a well-placed volley into the bottom corner. His distribution from the back was confident, and seemed to have his defence well organised.

  • Mats Hummels
    4
    0
    2.50

    Mats Hummels

    Functioned as his side's deep-lying playmaker following Schmelzer's dismissal, but was unable to impose himself aerially. Solid from the centre-half, as has become the standard.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    6
    0
    2.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Romped forward with his trademark pacy runs when he could, but Schmelzer's dismissal restricted the Poland international to staying further back. Continues to perform for the title holders.

  • Felipe Santana
    3
    1
    3.50

    Felipe Santana

    Deputised for the injured Subotic, and did so capably. Great denial of Dost in 20th minute, and got himself into good positions to clear deliveries towards the forward throughout.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    1
    5
    3.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Calm and confident until his 35th minute dismissal. Will be rueing that decision for some time, with contact with his hand being minimal, if any.

  • Moritz Leitner
    1
    2
    2.00

    Moritz Leitner

    Solid if unspectacular shift alongside Gundogan, largely leaving his compatriot to distribute play as he shielded the Dortmund back-line.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    1
    2
    2.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Routine shift in the centre of the park for the Germany midfielder, distributing the ball with ease. Came close to scoring in the 23th minute, but let the ball get away from him with a heavy touch.

  • Mario Götze
    3
    3
    2.50

    Mario Götze

    Like his compatriot Reus, the youngster was a constant thorn in the Wolfsburg back-line. Could not find the final ball however.

  • Marco Reus
    7
    6
    4.00

    Marco Reus

    A live-wire for the hosts going forward, probing the Wolfsburg defence with his movement and passing. Fantastic curling free-kick to open the scoring in the 6th minute, and was denied by a brilliant save from Benaglio late on.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    13
    1
    3.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Failed to make the most of his electric pace, as he was denied time and time again on the flanks. Set up Lewandowski with a delivery in the first half which his compatriot should have done more with. Substituted late on.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    15
    1
    3.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    Though the striker was threatening, he failed to truly impose himself on the game. Did well to let Reus' opener fly in untouched, but squandered a handful of half decent chances.

Substitutions

  • Julian Schieber
    2
    5

    Julian Schieber

    Offered little more than Blaszczykowski in his five-minute cameo.

  • Diego Benaglio
    7
    0
    4.00

    Diego Benaglio

    Maintained his composure against an, at times, rampant Dortmund attack. Fantastic save in injury time to deny Reus a last gasp equaliser.

  • Marcel Schäfer
    2
    0
    3.00

    Marcel Schäfer

    Troubled by Dortmund's attack throughout, and failed to provide the kind of aerial cover that Naldo did.

  • Naldo
    7
    1
    3.50

    Naldo

    Fantastic finish on the half-volley to give his side the lead. Composed on the ground and aerially for the visitors.

  • Fagner
    1
    4
    2.00

    Fagner

    Kept his own against the pacy Blaszczykowski, denying the Poland star on more than one occasion with some last-ditch tackling.

  • Simon Kjaer
    11
    0
    3.50

    Simon Kjaer

    Had been composed against a dangerous Dortmund attack, until bringing down Lewandowski with a clumsy challenge to concede a penalty on the hour mark. Not faultless for Reus' opener, either.

  • Josué
    2
    5
    1.50

    Josué Flop of the Match

    Booked on the hour mark for a tactical foul, but was otherwise full of energy in keeping Dortmund at bay. Substituted as Lorenz Kostner looked to put the match to bed.

  • Vieirinha
    4
    0
    2.50

    Vieirinha

    Little contribution from the left flank, as Piszczek romped forward on more than one occasion without adequate cover from the South American.

  • Diego Ribas
    21
    0
    4.00

    Diego Ribas

    The Brazilian made things happen from open play, confidently converted his penalty to equalise for the visitors and put through Dost for the winner with a defence-splitting through-ball. Can be pleased with his performance.

  • Makoto Hasebe
    2
    2
    2.00

    Makoto Hasebe

    Final delivery let him down on more than one occasion, but did well to track back and deny Lewandowski in the first half. Should have been more threatening following Schmelzer's dismissal.

  • Jan Polak
    0
    1
    1.50

    Jan Polak

    Assured alongside Josue in the centre, putting in challenges when needed. Offered little going forward.

  • Bas Dost
    7
    1
    4.00

    Bas Dost Top of the Match

    Isolated up top for the majority of the match, but linked-up play well. Clinical finish to grab his side a victory in the 73rd minute.

Substitutions

  • Ricardo Rodriguez
    1
    0

    Ricardo Rodriguez

    Given only five minutes on the pitch, and offered little more than Vierinha going forward.

  • Thomas Kahlenberg
    1
    0

    Thomas Kahlenberg

    Came on for Josue with twenty minutes to play, and kept things tidy in the middle of the park.

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