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November 17, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ J. Drees‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Greuther Furth

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone on show at Signal Iduna Park, after a game in which the hosts ended up comfortably winning by two goals

By Craig Turnbull

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    18
    8
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    A relatively quiet afternoon for the shot-stopper. Was unable to do anything about the strike from Steiber as his defence was cut apart by a lovely through ball. Did have a scare when Sararer hit the post.

  • Neven Subotic
    28
    7
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Solid at the back, rarely look troubled and comfortable in possession, dealt with the rare threat of danger though will be disappointed that the ball came through the middle for the Greuther's equaliser.

  • Mats Hummels
    37
    4
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    The Germany international strolled through the game and hardly put a foot wrong, cut out the danger when called upon - a very professional performance.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    84
    3
    3.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Was a constant thorn in the Greuther defence, Offered Dortmund another dimension with his overlapping runs. Put in a few dangerous balls and will be pleased with his performance.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    23
    10
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Not as effective as his team-mate on the other wing, but still put in a good shift, didn't have too much to deal with and tried a audacious lob at the end which would have been spectacular.

  • Sven Bender
    28
    7
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    Returned to the starting XI at the expense of injured Sebastian Kehl looked comfortable in possession and controlled the midfield, a fine performance.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    33
    10
    3.50

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Controlled the tempo of the game from the heart of the midfield, sprayed passes and played great through balls to the Dortmund attacking midfield, rarely under pressure from the opposition.

  • Mario Götze
    110
    12
    4.00

    Mario Götze Top of the Match

    Was instrumental in his side's performance. A goal and an assist and although there may have been a hint of fortune the way he set up Lewandowski, the German's goal was superb. As he showed all the composure in the world to coolly round the goalkeeper.

  • Ivan Perisic
    22
    36
    2.50

    Ivan Perisic

    A controversial pick by Klopp, given that he criticised his coach earlier this week but on the evidence of this display he'll have to do much better to convince his boss he's worthy of a place.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    112
    4
    3.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Fantastic comeback performance from the Poland international, won the penalty which Lewandowski scored and set up Gotze after some lovely link-up play a great display and showed why he is so key to the success of this side.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    123
    5
    4.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    Grabbed two goals, showed why he is highly sought after, knew where to be at the right place at the right time and constantly gave the visitors something to think about.

Substitutions

  • Marco Reus
    48
    9
    3.00

    Marco Reus

    Perhaps surprising that he was left out here but did fine when he came on game was already over so couldn't really make that much of an impact.

  • Max Grün
    4
    1
    2.50

    Max Grün

    Couldn't really do anything about the goals he conceded though will be disappointed he didn't pull off any real saves of note.

  • Lasse Sobiech
    8
    2
    2.00

    Lasse Sobiech

    Struggled to cope with the pace and movement of the Dortmund attack, got in a few good blocks however.

  • Mergim Mavraj
    9
    2
    2.00

    Mergim Mavraj

    Wasn't really a good day for any of the Greuther's defence Lewandowski proved a handful while the off-the-ball running of Gotze and Kuba made life difficult.

  • Bernd Nehrig
    3
    1
    1.50

    Bernd Nehrig Flop of the Match

    A day to forget for the Greuther man couldn't live with the pace and directness of Gotze who often wandered onto his side.

  • Heinrich Schmidtgal
    3
    0
    2.50

    Heinrich Schmidtgal

    Had an unenviable task of trying to keep Piszczek quiet down the right hand side, and tried his best but struggled with Kuba often who was quick and difficult to pin down. Won't have much harder afternoon's in the Bundesliga.

  • Stephan Fürstner
    3
    0
    2.00

    Stephan Fürstner

    A difficult afternoon for the midfielder who couldn't really supply the more attacking midfielders with any possession. Over ran in the midfield.

  • Edgar Prib
    5
    0
    3.00

    Edgar Prib

    Had a decent game by all accounts supplied the goal with a perfectly weight pass to Steiber for the equaliser. Had a few other half chances but faded badly in the second half.

  • Zoltan Stieber
    8
    1
    3.00

    Zoltan Stieber

    Took his goal well as he made a great run to get on the end of the pass from Prib and cool composed finish past Weidenfeller. Looked lively for the most part and will be pleased with his performance.

  • Robert Zillner
    3
    1
    2.00

    Robert Zillner

    His debut in the Bundesliga after a length spell out having suffered a cruciate knee injury, still getting back to full fitness but did not bad next to Furstner in the midfield.

  • Sercan Sararer
    7
    1
    3.00

    Sercan Sararer

    Looked really good down the left-hand side for Greuther. Lively and inventive hit a couple of efforts from distance which had Weidenfeller worried and caused a nuisance for most of the match.

  • Ilir Azemi
    6
    0
    2.00

    Ilir Azemi

    Cut a frustrated lone figure up front never really seen much of the ball and got himself booked, a difficult day for the striker.

Substitutions

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