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January 25, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ M. Weiner‎
Attendance:‬ 80100‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Nurnberg

Goal.com assesses the talent on show at Signal Iduna Park as the champions ran out easy winners thanks to goals from their Polish contingent

By Enis Koylu

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    64
    3
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Made two extraordinary stops in the first half, but Nurnberg really did not test him often enough otherwise.

  • Mats Hummels
    78
    5
    4.00

    Mats Hummels

    Was given an easy evening by the Nurnberg attack, who were very limp. Nonetheless, he was his usual composed self on the ball, and defended well off it.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    121
    3
    4.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Got forward well and helped give Pinola a torrid evening. Could have scored to make it 3-0, but could not finish. Won the penalty with a typical burst of pace, and defended well enough.

  • Felipe Santana
    46
    17
    3.00

    Felipe Santana

    The Brazilian defender continues to be an able deputy at the back. Made one good tackle on Pekhart, and had a hand in the third goal.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    54
    7
    3.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Was not as lively as Piszczek in getting forward, but had a good, solid game nonetheless. Defended well too.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    45
    9
    3.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    Kept things ticking over in midfield with an assured performance, and sent in the odd great pass. Will not be relinquishing his first-team spot without a fight.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    62
    14
    4.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    One of his best performances in recent months, controlling the pace of the BVB attack with a fantastic array of passing. Came close to scoring late on with a powerful left-footed drive.

  • Mario Götze
    71
    14
    3.50

    Mario Götze

    Was not as effective as he was in recent matches, but still produced some astonishing passes, not least for the assist for the second goal, an excellent ball cross the face of goal for Kuba.

  • Marco Reus
    64
    12
    3.50

    Marco Reus

    Enjoyed an impressive display, going close with his own attempt on goal. Contributed late on with a neat touch to set up Lewandowski for his 88th minute strike.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    150
    5
    4.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski Top of the Match

    The standout performer in the BVB team, the Poland winger had already threatened down the right with Piszczek when he put his side into a commanding lead.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    129
    3
    4.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    Looked as though he was not going to get his goal, with Schafer producing some astounding saves throughout, but popped up at the death to make it 3-0. Deserved to score after a tireless performance.

Substitutions

  • Sven Bender
    37
    8

    Sven Bender

    Did not have much of an impact off the bench.

  • Moritz Leitner
    29
    9

    Moritz Leitner

    Barely touched the ball after coming on.

  • Nuri Sahin
    70
    9

    Nuri Sahin

    Did little other than set up a late chance on his Signal Iduna Park homecoming.

  • Raphael Schäfer
    11
    6
    3.00

    Raphael Schäfer

    Made a few great saves to frustrate the BVB attack, and could do little about the goals. His defenders let him down throughout.

  • Per Nilsson
    2
    10
    1.50

    Per Nilsson

    Will be glad that the match is over. Failed to contain Goze, Reus and Lewandowski throughout, and were it not for some suspect BVB finishing, this could have been a cricket score.

  • Timm Klose
    2
    10
    1.50

    Timm Klose

    Arguably Nurnberg's best player this season, Klose's form abandoned him for the trip to Signal Iduna Park. Like Nilsson, he will be eager to put this match behind him.

  • Horacio Javier Pinola
    0
    10
    2.00

    Horacio Javier Pinola

    Failed to get a hold of Kuba and Piszczek and was given a torrid evening by the Polish duo. Improved in the second half, but only slightly.

  • Timothy Chandler
    2
    8
    2.00

    Timothy Chandler

    Like his fellow defenders, the American had a fairly poor game. BVB's attacking quartet had a very easy evening all in all.

  • Timmy Simons
    1
    7
    2.50

    Timmy Simons

    Was given the task of trying to contain the likes of Gotze and Gundogan, but had little luck in doing so, with BVB producing wave after wave of attack.

  • Hanno Balitsch
    1
    7
    2.50

    Hanno Balitsch

    As with his midfield partner Simons, Balitsch struggled to stop BVB from attacking all match long, and did not look up to the pace of the game.

  • Markus Feulner
    2
    6
    2.50

    Markus Feulner

    One of his side's better players, the 30-year-old got down the right fairly well, and produced one great save from Weidenfeller.

  • Timo Gebhart
    3
    14
    1.50

    Timo Gebhart Flop of the Match

    Not his finest day's work. Did not take advantage of the customary gap left by Piszczek's attacking forays, and gave away the penalty with a clumsy tackle.

  • Hiroshi Kiyotake
    21
    9
    2.00

    Hiroshi Kiyotake

    The Japanese star was tasked with pulling the strings for his side, but did not have much of an opportunity to do so, with BVB dominating possession.

  • Tomas Pekhart
    1
    14
    1.00

    Tomas Pekhart

    Missed an easy chance to open the scoring with a close-range header, and was not alert enough to take advantage of the subsequent rebound. Unsurprisingly withdrawn.

Substitutions

  • Robert Mak
    3
    9
    2.00

    Robert Mak

    Came on for Feulner, but did not fare any better on the right.

  • Mike Frantz
    2
    6

    Mike Frantz

    Came off the bench with 12 minutes to play, but did not make any sort of impact.

  • Sebastian Polter
    5
    7

    Sebastian Polter

    Barely touched the ball. His one contribution of note was a foul on Hummels.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Leverkusen
15 2