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September 29, 2012 5:30 PM BST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ W. Stark‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
35′ Marco Reus
 
 
70′ Marco Reus
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Monchengladbach

Germany international Marco Reus was the star of the show against his former employers as BVB cruised to a crushing victory at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon

By Daniel Edwards

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    26
    4
    4.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Reacted excellently in the opening minutes to deny Hanke down low after an unkind deflection. Not overly troubled, but equal to everything thrown at him by the visitors.

  • Neven Subotic
    35
    5
    3.50

    Neven Subotic

    Desperately unlucky to see a headed effort rebound off the bar. His aerial prowess was there for all to see, however, and he made amends with the second goal after connecting with the corner.

  • Mats Hummels
    38
    8
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Barely troubled in the centre of defence, and impressed at set-pieces to ensure Dortmund would claim a clean sheet.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    40
    1
    3.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Always a danger when he got forward down the right, combining intelligently with Reus. Had few problems containing the away team when they looked to cut the deficit.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    32
    7
    3.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Unerringly accurate with his set-pieces, the full-back added an invaluable attacking dimension to Dortmund's play.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    25
    8
    3.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    Always intelligent with his distribution, did the hard work for the home team in the middle as they ran away with the match in the second half.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    49
    5
    4.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    A tireless performance in the middle of the pitch, always assured in possession and going forward. Deserved his late strike, which he took with class.

  • Mario Götze
    49
    9
    4.00

    Mario Götze

    Almost left red-faced in the early stages when his deflection left Hanke one-on-one with Weidenfeller, but saved by his goalkeeper. Always looking for attacking situations, this was an impressive display by the youngster.

  • Marco Reus
    79
    9
    4.50

    Marco Reus Top of the Match

    Was unstoppable against his former club, pulling all the strings going forward either out wide or through the middle. Took his goals with precision and class.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    67
    8
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Quiet for large spells of the game, but suddenly burst into the spotlight to kill off Gladbach. An intelligent ball set up Gundogan, before the Poland star netted himself to cap off the drubbing.

  • Julian Schieber
    22
    26
    3.00

    Julian Schieber

    Guilty of squandering an excellent chance in the first half, but was redeemed by Dortmund's late flurry. His attacking companions took the goals and plaudits, but an unselfish display from the striker.

Substitutions

  • Felipe Santana
    15
    5

    Felipe Santana

    A late run-out with the game already over as a contest.

  • Sven Bender
    25
    2

    Sven Bender

    Came on in the final stages to give Reus a deserved ovation.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    17
    4

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Played the last 20 minutes after coming on for Gotze, picking up where the youngster had left off with some decent passages of play.

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
    23
    2
    4.00

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen

    His injury added to the insults suffered by Gladbach as he limped off in the final stages. Was badly let down by his defence, but made a few fine saves to keep the result close until the end.

  • Filip Daems
    2
    3
    3.00

    Filip Daems

    Tried valiantly to contain Reus on the left hand side, but it was a tough ask as the ex-Gladbach man gave a virtuoso display and Daems just let too many players reach the byline.

  • Roel Brouwers
    0
    5
    2.50

    Roel Brouwers

    Along with Dominguez, the capitulation seen in the last 15 minutes overshadowed what had previously been a dogged defensive effort from the away team.

  • Álvaro Domínguez
    4
    2
    2.50

    Álvaro Domínguez

    Badly caught out in the air as Dortmund dominated set-pieces. Punished in the final minutes for some very sloppy marking.

  • Tony Jantschke
    2
    1
    3.00

    Tony Jantschke

    Had no answer to the tenacious play of Gundogan and Kehl, and ended up losing the midfield battle. Was found wanting at the back when the visitors sorely needed more men in defence.

  • Patrick Herrmann
    9
    1
    3.50

    Patrick Herrmann

    The heart of Monchengladbach's efforts to get back into the game after falling two behind at the break, but his intelligent passing went unrewarded.

  • Havard Nordtveit
    2
    2
    3.00

    Havard Nordtveit

    Given the runaround out wide by Reus and Gotze, and will want to forget leaving Kuba completely open to square for Dortmund's fourth.

  • Juan Fernando Arango
    5
    1
    3.00

    Juan Fernando Arango

    Given little chance to shine either from dead-balls or open play, but always fought hard in midfield before BVB ran rampant in the last minutes.

  • Granit Xhaka
    27
    5
    3.00

    Granit Xhaka

    Started brightly in an even opening to the match, but could do nothing as Dortmund turned the screw after the break. Sometimes wasteful with his passing.

  • Igor De Camargo
    3
    1
    3.00

    Igor De Camargo

    One of the better players in a Gladbach shirt, with intelligent movement and on occasion posed a threat up front.

  • Mike Hanke
    3
    5
    2.50

    Mike Hanke Flop of the Match

    Had one of his team's clearest chances early in the match, but was denied by the keeper. A frustrating afternoon for the striker.

Substitutions

  • Christofer Heimeroth
    0
    4

    Christofer Heimeroth

    A nightmarish cameo for the substitute keeper, who had to pick the ball out of his net twice in little over 10 minutes.

  • Alexander Ring
    5
    1
    3.00

    Alexander Ring

    Came on for the last 15 minutes and witnessed his team forfeit any chance of taking something from the match.

  • Branimir Hrgota
    2
    2
    3.00

    Branimir Hrgota

    Came on for Hanke on the hour, but had few opportunities to make an impact.

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