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April 20, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
1′ Marco Reus
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Mainz

Goal.com takes a closer look at the men on display at Signal Iduna Park, as BVB warmed up for their Champions League test with a simple victory over Mainz

By Daniel Edwards

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    22
    7
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    A fairly straight-forward game between the posts for the keeper, was safe on crosses and barely tested directly by Mainz.

  • Neven Subotic
    24
    8
    2.50

    Neven Subotic

    The centre-back continues his return from a lengthy injuy lay-off with a decent showing, excitable at times in possession but solid enough.

  • Mats Hummels
    31
    8
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    A strangely uncertain performance from the defender, who was caught out at times by Mainz's aggression. Still a fairly easy turn in a match dominated by BVB.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    52
    5
    3.00

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Got forward well throughout the game, using his pace to stretch the visitors. Occasionally caught out at the other end but without grave consequences.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    20
    7
    3.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Had a quiet start to the match but came into his own after the break with some excellent surges forward. Went close with two chances.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    45
    3
    3.50

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Full of decent touches in the middle - a neat pass to Lewandowski almost played in the Poland international for a second.

  • Mario Götze
    24
    22
    2.00

    Mario Götze

    The youngster was a livewire throughout the match, popping up across the Mainz area to try to force further goals.

  • Marco Reus
    84
    4
    3.50

    Marco Reus Top of the Match

    Was a doubt to start for the clash after carrying a knock during the week, but showed no ill-effects and finished calmly to give his side an early lead.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    43
    8
    2.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Not the most explosive match from the winger, but chased and harried throughout and kept Mainz on the back foot with his determination.

  • Nuri Sahin
    32
    14
    2.50

    Nuri Sahin

    A composed, understated performance from the Real Madrid loanee, passed calmly and did not put a foot out of place.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    75
    5
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    A typically boisterous challenge on Wetklo in the opening minute yielded the ball for Reus to score. Struck late to add to his impressive Bundesliga tally this season.

Substitutions

  • Moritz Leitner
    27
    3

    Moritz Leitner

    Played just five minutes, but made them count with a decisive contribution to the second goal.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    16
    6
    2.50

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Entered for Kuba and kept the flanks quiet.

  • Julian Schieber
    15
    9
    2.50

    Julian Schieber

    A brief entrance in place of Gotze.

  • Christian Wetklo
    5
    4
    3.50

    Christian Wetklo

    Came out timidly against Lewandowski and was punished as Reus turned into the net. Quickly redeemed himself with several excellent stops.

  • Bo Svensson
    1
    7
    1.50

    Bo Svensson

    Always diligent at the back under difficult circumstances, was a doubt for the match but came through with a good defensive showing.

  • Zdenek Pospech
    2
    5
    2.00

    Zdenek Pospech

    Was solid enough through the first half, but struggled when Schmelzer started to probe forward after the break and looked stretched.

  • Nikolce Noveski
    4
    6
    2.00

    Nikolce Noveski

    Alongside Svensson in the middle of defence, never stopped working to close down the box for Lewandowski and could do nothing on that freak opening goal.

  • Stefan Bell
    0
    5
    2.00

    Stefan Bell

    One of Mainz's yellow card recipients and deserved it for a brutal hit. Fortunate not to concede a penalty after tugging Lewandowski down.

  • Niki Zimling
    3
    6
    2.50

    Niki Zimling

    An uncompromising figure in the middle for Mainz, was lucky to escape an early yellow card for a brutal takedown of Gundogan.

  • Yunus Malli
    2
    5
    2.50

    Yunus Malli

    One of the more exciting players wearing red on Saturday, tested Piszczek well out wide but needed more quality on his crossing.

  • Julian Baumgartlinger
    1
    6
    2.50

    Julian Baumgartlinger

    Alongside Zimling, posed a stern challenge to Dortmund's flair players and was never afraid to stick the boot in. Offered little creative flair.

  • Marcel Risse
    0
    6
    1.50

    Marcel Risse

    Struggled to impose himself as Dortmund comfortably directed traffic through the middle. Sacrificed for Szalai in the second half.

  • Nikita Rukavytsya
    1
    5
    1.50

    Nikita Rukavytsya

    Received one of the few clear chances Mainz enjoyed, after drifting free on the left, but his finish was disappointing and well wide.

  • Shawn Parker
    1
    5
    1.50

    Shawn Parker Flop of the Match

    Always busy and full of sacrifice, suffered through the lack of decent service during his time on the pitch. Withdrawn in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Marco Caligiuri
    2
    3

    Marco Caligiuri

    Played the last 10 minutes up front with the game slipping away.

  • Nicolai Müller
    2
    5
    2.00

    Nicolai Müller

    Replaced Parker but could not provide the necessary spark.

  • Adam Szalai
    4
    4
    2.50

    Adam Szalai

    Had one of Mainz's best chances after entering late.

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