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March 2, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ T. Welz‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Hannover

Goal.com rates the men on display in Westfalenstadion, where the Bundesliga champions eased to a simple win after two goals from Lewandowski

By Daniel Edwards

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    20
    3
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Barely troubled in goal, left himself unsurprisingly unguarded for Hannover's solitary strike but otherwise a quiet afternoon.

  • Neven Subotic
    37
    2
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    The best of BVB's defensive effort, did not put a foot wrong and a masterful control of the offside trap meant that Hannover were caught out time and again.

  • Felipe Santana
    11
    18
    2.00

    Felipe Santana

    A somewhat shaky, uncertain performance from the central defender. Let himself down with an aimless header that led to Hannover's goal.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    25
    5
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Gave Dortmund a consistent extra dimension in attack, pouring forward and contributing some excellent crosses. That same spirit occasionally left his flank as a weak point at the other end.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    24
    5
    2.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    A powerful, dominant performance from the midfielder. Always played on the limit when it came to tackling, but was fearless and controlled proceedings.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    44
    2
    3.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Always a strong presence in midfield, and almost added a goal when a devilish volley whizzed inches past the post.

  • Marco Reus
    35
    12
    2.50

    Marco Reus

    Always inventive, looking to break forward, but did not quite come off for the forward. Guilty of squandering an excellent chance early on.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    74
    2
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Did well as an improvised right-back. Given few problems when Hannover attacked down his flank, and was a regular fixture in the rival area, going close on more than one occasion.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    32
    8
    3.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    An impressive showing from the wideman. Set up Lewandowski's opener with a well-placed cross, before his shot allowed the Pole to double his tally.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    110
    3
    4.00

    Robert Lewandowski Top of the Match

    Took his goals with customary cool, finding himself in the perfect position to finish and also giving Hannover trouble across the pitch with his running.

  • Julian Schieber
    34
    5
    3.00

    Julian Schieber

    Did not grab the attention like the rest of Dortmund's frontline, preferring to work more quietly - until appearing with a stunning finish that made the game safe.

Substitutions

  • Sven Bender
    17
    3

    Sven Bender

    Came on late for Kuba, and had one shot that went close.

  • Mario Götze
    35
    5
    2.50

    Mario Götze

    An impressive showing off the bench, was lively and almost grabbed a goal, his effort being cleared off the line.

  • Nuri Sahin
    30
    4

    Nuri Sahin

    Given a runout towards the end, and held his own.

  • Ron-Robert Zieler
    9
    3
    3.00

    Ron-Robert Zieler

    The result could have been much less flattering for the away team if not for the man between the posts, who came up big on a number of occasions to frustrate Dortmund.

  • Johan Djourou
    3
    16
    1.50

    Johan Djourou Flop of the Match

    A game to forget for the Arsenal loanee. Tortured from start to finish by Lewandowski, and then lost Kuba in the build-up to the third goal.

  • Sebastien Pocognoli
    6
    3
    2.50

    Sebastien Pocognoli

    One of the few men in white who tried to take the game to Dortmund, pushing forward with the ball at his feet to admittedly mixed results.

  • Christian Schulz
    4
    3
    2.50

    Christian Schulz

    With Djourou missing in action, given the impossible task of trying to plug the defence almost single-handed. Made a couple of big interventions to keep the score down.

  • Sofian Chahed
    2
    4
    2.00

    Sofian Chahed

    Largely disappointing from the Tunisian, who redeemed himself with a clearance off the line to deny Gotze.

  • Konstantin Rausch
    3
    4
    1.50

    Konstantin Rausch

    An anonymous performance from the winger, who was shackled by Kuba and taken off at half time.

  • Sergio da Silva Pinto
    3
    2
    2.50

    Sergio da Silva Pinto

    Always a danger with his dead-ball delivery, which led to Hannover's solitary goal, but could not reproduce that form in open play.

  • Andre Hoffmann
    5
    2
    2.00

    Andre Hoffmann

    A tough opponent in the middle of the pitch, hit hard whenever he had the opportunity but, unlike many of his team-mates, fought for the game until the very last whistle.

  • Artur Sobiech
    12
    4
    2.00

    Artur Sobiech

    Had one of Hannover's very best chances away from the goal, but could not take advantage with a mishit volley.

  • Didier Ya Konan
    6
    3
    2.00

    Didier Ya Konan

    Occasionally raised pulses with his bursts out wide, but such moments were too rare to allow the winger to make a real impact on the match.

  • Mohammed Abdellaoue
    10
    5
    3.00

    Mohammed Abdellaoue

    Took his goal well, and had the ball in the net on another occasion only to see it ruled out for an extremely marginal offside.

Substitutions

  • Karim Haggui
    3
    2

    Karim Haggui

    Given 15 minutes at the end in place of the beleagured Djourou.

  • Manuel Schmiedebach
    3
    3
    2.50

    Manuel Schmiedebach

    Came on at half time for the ineffective Rausch, and added bite in the middle.

  • Jan Schlaudraff
    4
    3

    Jan Schlaudraff

    A late cameo with the game already decided.

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