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September 15, 2012 2:30 PM BST
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Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Goal.com takes a look at the talent on show as the champions got their second win of the season, with Mats Hummels, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski getting the goals

By Enis Koylu

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    18
    4
    3.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    One of the easiest afternoons he will ever have. The Dortmund vice-captain had next to nothing to do, but made a couple of decent saves on the rare occasions he was called upon.

  • Neven Subotic
    22
    4
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    The Serb did all that was required of him in the defensive department, and made his presence felt in the Leverkusen half for BVB's numerous set pieces, almost scoring one late on.

  • Mats Hummels
    42
    3
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    Broke the deadlock with an excellent attacking header, and was always a threat in the Leverkusen box. His defensive services were hardly required on what was an incredibly easy afternoon for the champions.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    52
    2
    3.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    A great performance from the Polish full-back, who had little to do defensively, but aided his attacking colleagues admirably, setting up Kuba's goal.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    21
    4
    3.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    A much-improved showing after his midweek horror-show with Germany. The full-back aided his team-mates well, was productive with his set pieces, and sent in a string of great crosses.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    15
    6
    3.00

    Sebastian Kehl

    A solid performance in the centre of the park for the Dortmund skipper, who helped prevent any counterattacks, and aided the hosts' attack well enough.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    18
    9
    2.50

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Started the game brightly with a neat array of passes, but faded badly as the match wore on and was barely noticeable for the majority of the second half.

  • Mario Götze
    42
    7
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Made his long-awaited debut in the No.10 role, and stakes his claim to make it his regular slot with some stunning skill. Almost broke the deadlock with a decent shot from 20 yards.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    72
    5
    4.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski Top of the Match

    A magnificent performance from the Poland captain, who seemed to be everywhere in the final third, linked up excellently with his team-mates, and doubled his side's lead with an excellent finish. Must be undroppable now.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    13
    20
    2.50

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Yet another anonymous performance from the Dortmund local boy, who continues to fail to get involved. His team-mates were rampant going forward, but he missed the party.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    66
    8
    3.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    After failing to replicate last season's performances so far in this campaign, the Pole will take heart from this afternoon. The 24-year-old was hassling defenders throughout, and deservedly got his name on the scoresheet.

Substitutions

  • Marco Reus
    39
    5
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    Was not deemed fit enough to start after sustaining a midweek injury, but showcased his sharpness by setting up Lewandowski's goal. A positive half-hour cameo.

  • Ivan Perisic
    17
    6
    2.50

    Ivan Perisic

    Almost added a late fourth with a header from a corner, but that was his only noteworthy contribution in a quiet game.

  • Bernd Leno
    5
    8
    2.00

    Bernd Leno

    Could do little about either of the first two goals, but was in no man's land for Lewandowski's third. A difficult afternoon for the youngster, all things told.

  • Philipp Wollscheid
    4
    6
    2.00

    Philipp Wollscheid

    Had a hand in the conceding the third goal with a clumsy, unnecessary challenge on Reus. Was missing all too often at the heart of defence.

  • Daniel Carvajal
    10
    2
    2.50

    Daniel Carvajal

    Was outclassed at the back by the marauding Schmelzer, but managed to save some face with a few decent crosses at the other end of the pitch.

  • Ömer Toprak
    3
    6
    2.00

    Ömer Toprak

    Like Wollscheid, the Turk was absent when he was required all too often as Dortmund scored simple goals. Not a day to remember for any Leverkusen defender.

  • Michal Kadlec
    2
    6
    2.50

    Michal Kadlec

    Made a couple of decent challenges when Kuba and Piszczek teamed up on him, but like his fellow defenders will not want to dwell on this one. Withdrawn at half-time.

  • Stefan Reinartz
    4
    4
    2.50

    Stefan Reinartz

    One of his side's better players on the afternoon, but still has no reason to be proud of his efforts. Completely outclassed by the hosts.

  • Lars Bender
    5
    12
    1.50

    Lars Bender Flop of the Match

    Was completely off the pace throughout, conceding stupid, unnecessary fouls and giving the ball away all too easily.

  • Jens Hegeler
    2
    7
    2.00

    Jens Hegeler

    His passing may not have been as wayward as that of his midfield colleagues, but his surprise inclusion was not justified by any stretch of the imagination.

  • Gonzalo Castro
    3
    6
    2.00

    Gonzalo Castro

    Started the game on the right wing, and soon squandered his side's best chance of the first half. Was then reverted to full-back, and did not fare any better.

  • Andre Schürrle
    10
    4
    2.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Can by no means be blamed for his side's convincing defeat, but did little to prevent it with an anonymous peformance at left wing.

  • Stefan Kießling
    8
    4
    2.00

    Stefan Kießling

    Set up Castro fantastically with a cut-back from the byeline, but failed to mark Hummels for the opening goal. Was often starved of possession due to his team-mates' inept midfield performance.

Substitutions

  • Daniel Schwaab
    3
    3
    2.50

    Daniel Schwaab

    Came on for the last 15 minutes, but barely had the chance to impress.

  • Renato Augusto
    4
    4
    2.00

    Renato Augusto

    Summed up his side's efforts this afternoon by squandering an excellent chance to net a late consolation goal.

  • Karim Bellarabi
    6
    5
    2.00

    Karim Bellarabi

    Came on at the break as the visitors tried to find a path back into the match, but hardly saw the ball in a Dortmund-dominated second half.

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