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December 16, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena — Sinsheim
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 30150‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hoffenheim 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Goal.com picks out the best of the players on show as the German champions grabbed a deserved win over their struggling opponents at the Rhein Neckar Arena

By Enis Koylu

  • Koen Casteels
    5
    0
    3.50

    Koen Casteels

    Undoubtedly his side's finest player, making a string of saves to deny Lewandowski, Hummels, Reus and Gotze.

  • Andreas Beck
    3
    5
    2.00

    Andreas Beck

    Given a torrid time by Gotze's direct and threatening running in the first half, and was nutmegged for the Germany star's goal.

  • Marvin Compper
    5
    1
    3.00

    Marvin Compper

    The best of his side's defenders, the 27-year-old did a good job of keeping Lewandowski & Co. frustrated in the first half. Perhaps should have scored.

  • Matthieu Delpierre
    2
    3
    2.50

    Matthieu Delpierre

    His most notable contribution was a late horror tackle on Lewandowski that could have seriously injured the Pole. Outclassed throughout.

  • Fabian Johnson
    2
    4
    2.50

    Fabian Johnson

    Completely anonymous for much of the game, he wasn't worked hard enough by the BVB attacks, which were mostly focussed through the middle and on the left.

  • Sebastian Rudy
    5
    3
    3.00

    Sebastian Rudy

    Did his best to marshal the BVB attack when they surged forward in numbers throughout the match, making some decent tackles in the centre of the park. The task proved to be too much, though.

  • Tobias Weis
    2
    3
    2.50

    Tobias Weis

    Missed one fantastic opportunity to make it 3-2, and picked up a silly booking. Duly withdrawn with 20 minutes to spare.

  • Sejad Salihovic
    5
    3
    3.00

    Sejad Salihovic

    Did a decent job of helping his side hit BVB on the break, and was one of his side's better players throughout the match.

  • Stephan Schröck
    8
    1
    3.00

    Stephan Schröck

    One of his side's better players, the former Greuther Furth man put in some decent crosses. Perhaps saw too little of the ball to exert his influence properly, though.

  • Sven Schipplock
    6
    1
    3.50

    Sven Schipplock

    Grabbed an equaliser with a decent finish from close range, and did his best to make a nuisance of himself.

  • Kevin Volland
    4
    3
    1.50

    Kevin Volland Flop of the Match

    Barring the assist for the Hoffenheim equaliser, the youngster did very little throughout. Withdrawn on 62 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Patrick Ochs
    1
    4
    2.50

    Patrick Ochs

    Failed to do anything of note during his half-hour cameo.

  • Roberto Firmino
    1
    4
    2.50

    Roberto Firmino

    Ineffective when brought on.

  • Joselu
    6
    2
    2.50

    Joselu

    Given half an hour at the end, and didn't fare much better than his team-mates.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    20
    4
    3.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Was beaten to the ball by Compper in the first half, and was lucky to see the defender miss. Could have done slightly better with the goal, but wasn't duly troubled in truth.

  • Neven Subotic
    27
    3
    3.50

    Neven Subotic

    Not as strong a performance as that of Hummels, but still fairly neat in defence, making some good tackles and dominating the aerial game.

  • Mats Hummels
    33
    5
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    Strong in defence, making a number of great tackles and helping out Kuba, and getting forward well, sending in a number of great passes, and almost grabbed a goal.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    26
    14
    2.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Hoffenheim's counterattacks forced him to curtail his attacking instincts before the break, and he was beaten by Volland on a couple of occasions.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    27
    10
    3.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Forced into a deeper role than usual to cover for the attack-minded Leitner, but remained composed in midfield, putting in some good forward passes and defending well enough.

  • Mario Götze
    76
    6
    4.00

    Mario Götze Top of the Match

    Another stunning performance from the youngster, who broke the deadlock with a great shot from the edge of the box, and showed some fantastic touches throughout.

  • Marco Reus
    34
    11
    2.50

    Marco Reus

    Not as strong as he has been in recent weeks, but still created a few openings, even if his finishing was suspect on occasion.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    41
    4
    2.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Showed at times in the first half that he wasn't a defender by trade, but steadied after the break, getting forward well in customary fashion.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    33
    3
    4.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Put in an excellent shift in the centre of the park, running tirelessly as always, and grabbed his side's second goal. One of his finest performances in a long time.

  • Moritz Leitner
    31
    11
    3.00

    Moritz Leitner

    Showed some lovely touches in midfield, spraying around some great passes. Did his job at the back, and going forward.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    57
    2
    3.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    Left largely frustrated in the first half, but had a better time after the break. Missed a great chance to make it 3-1, but made amends in fine fashion soon after.

Substitutions

  • Oliver Kirch
    10
    4

    Oliver Kirch

    Afforded a few minutes at the end, but was largely ineffective.

  • Ivan Perisic
    14
    4

    Ivan Perisic

    Did not do much after coming off the bench for Grosskreutz with 15 minutes to spare.

  • Jonas Hofmann
    11
    3

    Jonas Hofmann

    Given his Bundesliga debut in the dying moments, may not even have touched the ball.

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