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December 14, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena — Sinsheim
Referee:‬ F. Zwayer‎
Attendance:‬ 30150‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hoffenheim 2-2 Borussia Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp's men come from two goals down to salvage a point, but fall further behind Bayern Munich in the race for the Bundesliga, with Roberto Firmino shining for the hosts

By Tom Webber

  • Jens Grahl
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jens Grahl

    The keeper allowed Dortmund back into the game on the stroke of half-time as his spilled a corner in the box which Aubameyang eventually put home. He could have done better on Piszczek's goal too.

  • Andreas Beck
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andreas Beck

    Picked his moments to push forward and help out his team-mates. Such consideration was needed to avoid allowing Aubameyang too much space on the left, and he succeeded in doing just that.

  • Niklas Süle
    0
    1
    3.00

    Niklas Süle

    Had a solid evening in the heart of the defence. He kept a close watch on Lewandowski and was never too far from him. His judgement in the tackle was frequently impressive.

  • Jannik Vestergaard
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jannik Vestergaard

    The centre-back made some important tackles inside the area which helped restrict BVB's chances. He was partly to blame for the visitors' first goal but was largely a rock at the back.

  • Jeremy Toljan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jeremy Toljan

    Was at times a bit sloppy in possession and it took a great clearance from Volland to stop Reus from slotting home after one such error. Struggled up against Piszczek and Blaszczykowski.

  • Sebastian Rudy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Rudy

    Showed some high-quality distribution in midfield that pushed his team forward and encouraged them to get at Dortmund. He committed Durm which created space for Volland to score the second, which he assisted.

  • Eugen Polanski
    0
    0
    3.00

    Eugen Polanski

    Was extremely dynamic and had a couple of great efforts on goal, one of which rattled the crossbar, but he was also combative in midfield.

  • Roberto Firmino
    0
    0
    3.50

    Roberto Firmino

    Looked to orchestrate the play with his direct running and clever passing. He assisted Schipplock's opener with a perfectly-weighted through-ball and his vision to find Rudy was also key to his team's second of the day.

  • Sven Schipplock
    0
    1
    3.50

    Sven Schipplock Top of the Match

    Made a number of darting runs in behind the defence but also showed his ability to hold up the play and involve his team-mates with quick feet. Scored the opening goal with a lovely finish.

  • Kevin Volland
    1
    0
    3.00

    Kevin Volland

    An extremely lively performance as he regularly made diagonal runs from wide areas to put the BVB defence under pressure. Made a crucial challenge to deny Reus a tap in and showed great composure to slot home Hoffenheim's second.

  • Kai Herdling
    0
    1
    2.50

    Kai Herdling

    He was a peripheral figure for much of the afternoon and was withdrawn midway through the second half.

Substitutions

  • Fabian Johnson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabian Johnson

    Came on for Herdling in the 71st minute and was far more involved than his team-mate in the little time that remained.

  • Tobias Strobl
    0
    0
    2.00

    Tobias Strobl

    Brought on for Rudy in the final minute of normal time.

  • Sejad Salihovic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sejad Salihovic

    Replaced Schipplock with just over 20 minutes left and created some great chances for his team to steal a winner with his super ability from dead balls.

  • Mitchell Langerak
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mitchell Langerak

    Perhaps went to ground a bit too easily on the opening goal as Schipplock lifted it over him. There was little he could do to keep out Volland's shot for the second.

  • Manuel Friedrich
    0
    0
    2.50

    Manuel Friedrich

    Alongside Sarr he should have provided the cool, experienced head, but he regularly became flustered by the movement of the Hoffenheim forwards.

  • Marian Sarr
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marian Sarr

    The youngster continued his run in the side due to injuries and suspensions. He did not look completely out of his depth, but was lacking in awareness.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    0
    0
    3.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Was typically adventurous but usually white-hot link-up play with Blaszczykowski was not quite there. Made a number of overlapping runs that paid dividends as he equalised in the second half.

  • Erik Durm
    0
    0
    2.50

    Erik Durm

    Rarely pushed forward to support Aubameyang and quickly became frustrated when there was a lack of other options. He was far too quick to go to ground as Rudy supplied the assist for Volland's goal.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Kehl

    The midfielder tracked back regularly to help add some experience and cohesion among the defensive ranks.Made a number of important challenges but lacked the pace to slot back in when Hoffenheim countered.

  • Marco Reus
    1
    0
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    Was denied an early goal as Lewandowski attempted to intervene with his shot from an offside position. Attempted to orchestrate things for his side, but was guilty of trying to be far too intricate most of the time.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    1
    2
    2.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski Flop of the Match

    Linked well with his team-mates from the right flank but rarely gave the impetus to an attack. He was withdrawn midway through the second half.

  • Nuri Sahin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nuri Sahin

    Did a good job of linking the defence to attack, regularly switching the play with searching passes to his team-mates. His delivery was impressive particularly when he picked out Piszczek for the equaliser.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    1
    0
    2.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    The striker displayed good movement during the early exchanges,held the ball up well and brought his team-mates in on the action.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Scored with a simple finish from inside the six-yard box, but failed to use his pace often enough down the left. Created very little for his team-mates.

Substitutions

  • Jonas Hofmann
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Hofmann

    Came on for Aubameyang in the 66th minute but struggled to influence the game.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    0
    0
    3.50

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Replaced Blaszczykowski in the 66th minute and had an instant impact, pulling a save from Grahl. Created numerous opportunities for his team and could have got a goal himself.

  • Julian Schieber
    0
    0
    2.00

    Julian Schieber

    Brought on for Reus with three minutes left and missed an absolute sitter which could have won the game.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
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
Dortmund
15 5