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April 3, 2013 9:45 PM EAT
Estadio La Rosaleda — Málaga
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson‎
Attendance:‬ 28548‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

Goal.com rates the men on display at La Rosaleda on Wednesday evening, as Pellegrini's charges withstood the BVB assault to keep themselves in this quarter-final

By Daniel Edwards

  • Willy Caballero
    14
    2
    4.00

    Willy Caballero Top of the Match

    An inspired first half from the ex-Boca stopper saw him save everything thrown at him, including a great double stop from Gotze.

  • Jesús Gámez
    7
    2
    3.00

    Jesús Gámez

    Kept the right flank more or less under control, occasionally struggling when stretched by Dortmund's lightning counter play.

  • Weligton
    5
    4
    3.00

    Weligton

    One of the men who went closest for Malaga in opening the scoring, as he saw a header palmed away by Weidenfeller. Defensively a mixed bag.

  • Martín Demichelis
    4
    5
    2.50

    Martín Demichelis

    Looked unsure how to deal with Dortmund's diagonal balls and movement, staying static and leaving space across the back. Pardoned by less than impeccable finishing.

  • Antunes
    7
    2
    3.50

    Antunes

    At times left far too much space behind as he tried to press, leaving the likes of Gotze and Reus with space that on another day would have been fatal. But, regained his composure to finish the second half strongly.

  • Joaquín
    9
    3
    3.50

    Joaquín

    The wideman's lack of mobility was sometimes evident but there was still occasion for a handful of wonderful touches from the former Valencia man.

  • Jérémy Toulalan
    8
    3
    3.00

    Jérémy Toulalan

    The most dynamic member of Malaga's midfield tried hard to match the German industry, and also offered an option going forward with his surges.

  • Manuel Iturra
    6
    3
    3.00

    Manuel Iturra

    The Chilean did his best to patch up the midfield and try to stem the flow of yellow shirts, but it was an uphill battle from the beginning as Dortmund went for the jugular.

  • Isco
    11
    4
    2.50

    Isco

    One of the hosts' principal creative links, distributed well and forced a great save from Weidenfeller when he smashed a volley towards the net.

  • Javier Saviola
    7
    3
    3.00

    Javier Saviola

    Always a tricky customer for the Dortmund backline as he tried to open up the game, but his finishing let him down early on.

  • Júlio Baptista
    6
    5
    2.50

    Júlio Baptista

    A disappointingly quiet game from the Brazilian, who failed to impose himself against a strong BVB backline and could not make the difference.

Substitutions

  • Duda
    3
    2
    0.00

    Duda

    A late sub for Isco.

  • Roque Santa Cruz
    3
    3
    0.00

    Roque Santa Cruz

    Given 15 minutes but had few chances to nick a winner.

  • Portillo
    3
    2
    0.00

    Portillo

    Entered for Saviola as the match was drawing to a close, but could not make the difference in a more defensive Malaga set-up.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    11
    1
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Showed a few wobbles between the posts, but was solid when it counted coming up with a handful of vital saves for his team.

  • Neven Subotic
    8
    4
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Looked uncomfortable at times when confronted with the subtle skills of the likes of Isco and Saviola, but was not unduly troubled at the back.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    15
    1
    3.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Always a danger advancing down the right-hand side, almost set up Grosskreutz in the first half with an excellent low cross.

  • Felipe Santana
    6
    8
    3.00

    Felipe Santana

    Given few problems at the back, losing Weligton at a corner that almost proved costly was a rare slip from the Brazilian, who marshalled well compatriot Baptista.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    4
    7
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Struggled with Saviola when the Argentine had time to turn by the byline, but otherwise put in a strong defensive display and ensured that Dortmund dictated the tempo.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    2
    9
    2.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    An efficient, understated force for Dortmund as they won comfortably the battle in midfield. As always, full of sacrifice and pressed incessantly.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    12
    4
    3.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    As always, a strong presence in the middle of the pitch for the German champions. Played Gotze in during the second half with a perfect through ball that was once more wasted.

  • Mario Götze
    7
    15
    2.50

    Mario Götze

    Not the best of nights for the young star, had some of Dortmund's best chances but a lack of cool in front of goal cost dearly.

  • Marco Reus
    8
    8
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    His direct running and use of space was overwhelming for a less than dynamic Malaga backline, and a well-timed pass to Gotze early on deserved better definition.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    5
    6
    3.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Used the ball intelligently around the Boqueron penalty area, distributing well; but was another BVB man to squander the chance to send his side into the lead.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    17
    8
    2.00

    Robert Lewandowski Flop of the Match

    Always strong in his approach play, setting up Gotze with a great flicked header early on; but guilty of a shocking miss early in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Oliver Kirch
    2
    3
    0.00

    Oliver Kirch

    Entered at the death for Gotze.

  • Sven Bender
    3
    3
    0.00

    Sven Bender

    Given 10 minutes at the end in place of Kehl.

  • Julian Schieber
    3
    3
    0.00

    Julian Schieber

    Entered for the last 20 minutes to try and kickstart Dortmund's attack, but in vain.

Results
 
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