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April 9, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ C. Thomson‎
Attendance:‬ 65829‎
 
Joaquín 25′
90+1′ Marco Reus
Eliseu 82′
90+3′ Felipe Santana
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Malaga (Agg 3-2)

Goal.com rates the players on show as Jurgen Klopps men stage an astonishing stoppage-time turnaround to ensure their spot in the Champions League semifinals

By Tom Webber

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    159
    7
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    There was little the keeper could do to stop Joaquin's opener from finding the bottom corner but he did well to stop two headers from the Spaniard from going in. He also kept a thunderous shot from Duda out.

  • Neven Subotic
    79
    21
    3.50

    Neven Subotic

    Attempted to keep things simple at the back and did so for much of the game. At times he looked ruffled when under pressure from set pieces but his presence at the other end proved vital in the BVB comeback.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    211
    15
    3.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    A typically adventurous performance from the BVB fullback. He offered plenty of width but found it difficult to penetrate the stubborn Malaga defense. But this did not stop him attacking and he was utterly tireless.

  • Felipe Santana
    106
    20
    3.50

    Felipe Santana

    Was guilty of a weak clearance which Julio Baptista pounced on and ultimately led to the opening goal. His positioning was not always great but more than atoned for his error with the winning goal in stoppage time.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    31
    84
    1.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Failed to supply the sort of delivery from the left that he so regularly does for his side in the Bundesliga. He looked rushed on the ball and was guilty of diving in as Joaquin netted a massive away goal for Malaga.

  • Sven Bender
    25
    87
    1.50

    Sven Bender

    Had a nervy start to the game as he made a few slack passes and rash challenges, picking up an early booking in the process. He found it difficult to find his role in the game and was taken off in the 73rd minute.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    119
    47
    4.00

    Ilkay Gündogan Top of the Match

    Was extremely hungry for the ball as he tidied things up in the middle of the park for Dortmund. He then used possession well, distributing it to his teammates and providing them with forward momentum from deep.

  • Mario Götze
    61
    113
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Looked capable of cutting apart the Malaga defense with the merest of touches. His passing was very impressive and he offered a lot of drive to his team, yet his finishing left a lot to be desired.

  • Marco Reus
    139
    25
    3.50

    Marco Reus

    Found it difficult to find space in which to use his pace in the first half, but earned himself a delightful assist with a quality flick after drifting inside. He kept on going and scored BVB's second which gave momentum for the win.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    137
    47
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Served the team well by slotting in when Piszczek went on a forward rampage, but when given the chance to move inside he never quite made a lasting impression. He did not supply Lewandowski with much service himself.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    373
    5
    4.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    An impressive performance from the 24-year-old as he held up the ball superbly and linked the play with those behind him to great effect. He showed an awesome amount of composure to round Caballero for the BVB equalizer.

Substitutions

  • Mats Hummels
    72
    8
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Came on for Gundogan in the 86th minute and added a physical presence to unsettle Malaga.

  • Nuri Sahin
    61
    28
    3.50

    Nuri Sahin

    Replaced Bender in the 73rd minute and helped heap the pressure on the visitors with some quality crosses into the area.

  • Julian Schieber
    32
    53
    3.00

    Julian Schieber

    Brought on for Blaszczykowski in the 74th minute and continually got himself in the right areas in the box. Was denied a goal by a block, though Santana tapped in the rebound.

  • Willy Caballero
    115
    10
    4.00

    Willy Caballero

    The Argentine had little to do for much of the game until he made two truly astounding saves to deny Reus and Gotze with just over 10 minutes remaining. Such heroics proved not to be enough, though.

  • Jesús Gámez
    2
    30
    2.50

    Jesús Gámez

    He could have offered his team-mates more support as the hosts equalized when he failed to read the play. He got flustered under the increasing pressure from Dortmund in the closing stages after a decent first half.

  • Martín Demichelis
    28
    16
    2.50

    Martín Demichelis

    The Argentine displayed his wealth of experience as he anticipated the movement of Dortmund and positioned himself well. However, he completely fell apart when it mattered most and his team threw the game away.

  • Sergio Sánchez
    3
    38
    2.50

    Sergio Sánchez Flop of the Match

    Struggled to provide a similarly solid presence to what the suspended Weligton may have offered. He looked uncomfortable in the aerial battle, which was evident in the late turnaround.

  • Antunes
    2
    22
    2.50

    Antunes

    Rarely got forward to try and stretch Dortmund on the break and when he did decide to venture up the field he was not at all convincing. He failed to close the space quickly enough and allowed the hosts too much space.

  • Camacho
    8
    21
    3.00

    Camacho

    Tracked the play through the middle of the park impressively throughout, squeezing the pitch and making it difficult for the visitors to find a way through. His presence in the middle made Malaga a stubborn unit.

  • Joaquín
    49
    13
    3.50

    Joaquín

    Never stopped being a danger to BVB as he dribbled in from the right to great effect. He scored a valuable away goal for his team and could well have had a couple more, though Weidenfeller was equal kept out two of his headers.

  • Jérémy Toulalan
    25
    12
    3.00

    Jérémy Toulalan

    Tracked the play through the center of the pitch impressively and made it difficult for Dortmund to link from defense to attack. His hounding helped for the hosts out of their rhythm and onto sending long passes up from the back.

  • Duda
    18
    16
    3.50

    Duda

    The Portuguese helped protect his team down the left flank and made a number of impressive, searching passes. A thunderous effort almost got the better of Weidenfeller before being withdrawn in the 74th minute.

  • Isco
    32
    19
    3.00

    Isco

    The young Spaniard found it difficult to influence the game during as BVB dominated possession. Nevertheless his touch remained exemplary and he played a role in both of his side's goals.

  • Júlio Baptista
    30
    12
    3.50

    Júlio Baptista

    Did his best to try and provide a target for Malaga to send the ball up to. He did not manage to worry Weidenfeller himself but his physique made him a nuisance and he was involved in the opener before assisting Eliseu for the second.

Substitutions

  • Eliseu
    27
    13
    3.50

    Eliseu

    Brought on in place of Duda in the 74th minute and looked to have won it for his team with a simple goal in the 82nd minute.

  • Roque Santa Cruz
    6
    19

    Roque Santa Cruz

    Came on for Julio Baptista in the 82nd minute but could not impact the game.

  • Portillo
    2
    23

    Portillo

    Replaced Joaquin in the 87th minute and did not have time to influence proceedings.

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