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January 19, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
Weserstadion — Bremen
Referee:‬ K. Kircher‎
Attendance:‬ 42100‎
 
 
Marco Reus 9′
 
Mario Götze 19′
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Werder Bremen 0-5 Borussia Dortmund

Goal.com rates the men involved in a dominant away victory for the Bundesliga holders, which featured Sahin's first appearance back in a BVB shirt since returning from Madrid

By Daniel Edwards

  • Sebastian Mielitz
    10
    13
    3.00

    Sebastian Mielitz

    Failed to react for Reus' early strike, but was unlucky to see Gotze's effort spiral away from him. The game finished in nightmare fashion for the hosts but that was hardly his fault. Indeed, had it not been for Mielitz, it could have been worse.

  • Lukas Schmitz
    5
    13
    2.50

    Lukas Schmitz

    Given the unenviable task of trying to restrain Reus, but tried valiantly as the dangerous forward was mostly a threat from set-pieces.

  • Sebastian Prödl
    6
    14
    2.50

    Sebastian Prödl

    Given a torrid time by Lewandowski and had no answer for the Pole when he held up the ball to play in his companions. Never stopped trying, though.

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    6
    16
    2.00

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

    Conceded far too many needless fouls in his own half, putting the pressure on Werder and allowing Dortmund to dictate play.

  • Theodor Gebre Selassie
    9
    21
    2.00

    Theodor Gebre Selassie Flop of the Match

    One of the more consistent threats for his team as he broke down the right, but needed to be a bigger presence in his own half as he was repeatedly caught out on the break, meaning that ultimately the negatives outweighed the positives.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    28
    15
    2.50

    Kevin De Bruyne

    The Belgium international showed a handful of intelligent touches, but could not sustain his performance against a Dortmund midfield that was utterly dominant.

  • Clemens Fritz
    7
    10
    3.00

    Clemens Fritz

    Overrun in midfield, he lacked the vision and ambition to get his team moving forward. However, he put in big effort. The same cannot be said of many of his team-mates.

  • Eljero Elia
    17
    15
    3.00

    Eljero Elia

    Did not see enough of the ball, not least because he was so well marked. However, when he did get in possession, he looked a threat.

  • Aaron Hunt
    17
    9
    3.00

    Aaron Hunt

    The focal point for much of Bremen's attacking endeavours, Hunt did well in what were difficult circumstances.

  • Zlatko Junuzovic
    8
    10
    2.50

    Zlatko Junuzovic

    Another disappointment for the Werderaner. Forced to play with his back to goal and was an ineffective presence in the final third.

  • Nils Petersen
    8
    10
    2.50

    Nils Petersen

    A frustrating day for the prolific striker, fed off scraps throughout the game and lost Santana for Dortmund's third goal.

Substitutions

  • Aleksandar Ignjovski
    2
    8

    Aleksandar Ignjovski

    Came in late for Elia, but could not retrieve an already hopeless cause.

  • Özkan Yildirim
    7
    6

    Özkan Yildirim

    Replacing centre-back Prodl backfired as Dortmund ran rampant in the second half.

  • Joseph Akpala
    5
    6
    3.00

    Joseph Akpala

    Replaced Petersen up front, but despite some tireless running was similarly starved of possession in the area.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    65
    2
    3.00

    Roman Weidenfeller

    A virtual spectator for a great part of the match, barely called into action thanks to a defence on top form. Made one notable save to ensure a clean sheet.

  • Mats Hummels
    109
    1
    4.00

    Mats Hummels

    Really should have at least tested Mielitz towards the end of the first half, but his indecision should not take away from a delightful break that took him through one on one. Overall, another impressive showing from the highly-rated centre half.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    133
    2
    3.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Given a few problems by Gebreselassie out wide, but more often than not was solid and distributed efficiently from the back. Two late assists further enhanced his already fine contribution.

  • Felipe Santana
    82
    6
    4.00

    Felipe Santana

    A towering effort in defence, had to play on the limit thanks to an early booking but was exemplary in the tackle and made several great interventions. Even got up the other end to score.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    66
    4
    3.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Given few problems out wide as he put in an efficient performance, taking the ball out well from the back.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    68
    5
    3.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    The most understated member of Dortmund's midfield, but was diligent in anchoring the team and recovering possession to keep his side on top.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    109
    7
    4.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    A masterful lofted pass set Dortmund in motion for the second goal. Gave the home side no end of trouble with his powerful bursts from deep.

  • Mario Götze
    131
    9
    4.00

    Mario Götze

    Was a livewire across the Bremen half, taking advantage of his good fortune to double the lead. Earned a yellow for a cheeky Maradona-style hand.

  • Marco Reus
    168
    14
    4.00

    Marco Reus Top of the Match

    Started the match in the best possible fashion, netting his seventh Bundesliga goal with a delightful free kick. A perfect corner delivery also teed up Santana.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    65
    10
    3.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Merited his inclusion ahead of Kuba with an impressive display on the left, running hard and always looking for a team-mate.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    160
    5
    3.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    An exemplary demonstration at centre-forward, full of sacrifice and hard work as he strived to bring his team-mates into the action. Grabbed a deserved goal at the end.

Substitutions

  • Sven Bender
    62
    6
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    Given 15 minutes at the end with the game already won.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    121
    3
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Had time to further twist the knife as he finished well for his side's fifth.

  • Nuri Sahin
    160
    11

    Nuri Sahin

    Given a rapturous reception as he made a late cameo.

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