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February 13, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Donbass Arena — Donets'k
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 49050‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund

Goal.com rates the players on show as Mats Hummels atones for an earlier error to salvage a draw for BVB, giving them the upper hand ahead of the return leg in Germany

By Tom Webber

  • Andriy Pyatov
    14
    28
    2.50

    Andriy Pyatov

    The keeper was never really stretched by Dortmund, but their most convincing efforts manage to find the back of the net. He never seemed to dominate his area and could do nothing about the two goals.

  • R. Raţ
    22
    17
    3.00

    R. Raţ

    A competent night at left-back for the Romanian and, although he did not offer much going forward, he was entirely resolute at the back. He limited the influence of the Kuba and Piszczek combination down the right.

  • Dmytro Chygrynskiy
    11
    34
    2.50

    Dmytro Chygrynskiy

    Found it difficult to exert his dominance in the air as he was never too far from Lewandowski. A poor clearance offered Gotze a second chance to cross the ball and Lewandowski punished him with a cool finish.

  • Darijo Srna
    100
    6
    3.50

    Darijo Srna

    After some poor corners in the first half the Croatian finally showed his expertise from set pieces with an expertly struck free kick to put Shakhtar in the lead. He regularly pushed down the right but did not neglect his defensive duties.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    9
    27
    2.50

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    The centre-back made a few poor decisions when it came to stepping out of defence and subsequently made some equally bad challenges. His long ball was key to Shakhtar's second goal but he left Hummels free to head in the equaliser.

  • Tomas Hubschmann
    6
    29
    2.50

    Tomas Hubschmann

    The Czech was given the task of screening the defence but he struggled when he had players running at him. He did not read the play well enough to break up the BVB attacks and let Gotze run free.

  • Fernandinho
    21
    30
    2.50

    Fernandinho

    He made some impressive tackles in the middle of the park but spent more of his time chasing the ball down rather than passing it to his team-mates. He was a bit reckless and on another night could have seen red.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    30
    14
    2.50

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Drifted into some dangerous areas between the lines but failed to really show the prowess that has made him the highest scoring player in the Ukrainian top flight so far this season.

  • Alex Teixeira
    18
    22
    3.00

    Alex Teixeira

    The Brazilian had a few decent touches in the first half but was quiet in front of goal. Srna's width enabled him to drift inside where he proved dangerous and was only denied a goal by a Schmelzer clearance just before the break.

  • Luiz Adriano
    9
    39
    2.50

    Luiz Adriano

    Struggled to get involved with the action as a lone striker. His movement was not particularly impressive as he couldn't get into threatening areas to worry Weidenfeller. An ultimately disappointing display.

  • Taison
    70
    9
    3.50

    Taison

    Had an impressive debut for his new club as he used his tremendous pace to great effect. He made dribbling look easy as he skipped past defenders repeatedly and was Shakhtar's most dangerous player.

Substitutions

  • Douglas Costa
    91
    13
    4.00

    Douglas Costa Top of the Match

    Replaced Taison in the 62nd minute and proved to be a real handful. His technique was exquisite, particularly as he brought down a long ball and fired home what he must have thought was the winning goal, only for Hummels to equalise late on.

  • Eduardo
    38
    10

    Eduardo

    Came on for Alex Teixeira in the 84th minute and could not impact proceedings.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    23
    76
    2.00

    Roman Weidenfeller Flop of the Match

    Despite the pace on Srna's free kick, he could have reacted quicker and got a hand on the ball to try and keep it out. His blushes were spared by a goal-line Schmelzer clearance on the stroke of half-time after some unconvincing keeping.

  • Mats Hummels
    98
    32
    2.50

    Mats Hummels

    Rattled the bar with the first meaningful effort of the game in the 17th minute but was at fault for Shakhtar's second as he failed to read the flight of the ball. He was beaten on the deck too many times but somewhat atoned for his errors with a late equaliser.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    87
    8
    2.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    Struggled to cope with the pace of Taison in the first half as the Brazilian raced past him a number of times. He stepped up his game in the second half and added an extra attacking outlet for his side on the right.

  • Felipe Santana
    20
    50
    2.00

    Felipe Santana

    His presence at the back made Dortmund appear much more porous than they would with Subotic in the team. He was sloppy in possession and his clumsy challenge conceded the free kick which Srna scored from.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    63
    16
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Did not get forward frequently enough in the first half and when he did his crossing let him down. He did make an important goal-line clearance just before half-time and supplied a late assist with a decent corner.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    36
    27
    2.50

    Sebastian Kehl

    Was unable to help his side control possession as the ball did not spend much time in the midfield. He could have tried to slow the tempo for his team-mates but gave the ball away too often.

  • Sven Bender
    37
    22
    2.50

    Sven Bender

    Struggled to assert his physical dominance in midfield and was pressed tightly by the opposition. He only ever passed the ball sideways or backwards, and was unable to link defence and attack.

  • Mario Götze
    112
    14
    3.00

    Mario Götze

    Picked up the ball in deep areas where he found a lot of space in the first half. His eagerness to unlock the defence was unwavering and he was always looking to provide Lewandowski with quality service, eventually getting an assist.

  • Marco Reus
    84
    20
    2.50

    Marco Reus

    Made a few bright dribbles in the first half and got a couple of average shots away. However, after a bright start he soon faded into the background for much of the second period.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    76
    19
    2.50

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    The Pole was very lively in the opening stages but it proved not to be his night as almost every time he struck the ball at goal it drifted wide. His pace can be a dangerous tool but he failed to utilise it enough.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    151
    8
    3.00

    Robert Lewandowski

    A hard-working performance from the striker as he put in a physical display to keep the defenders on edge. A mishit proved brilliant just before the break as it put him in space in the area, but he stayed calm to slot home a valuable away goal.

Substitutions

  • Moritz Leitner
    41
    13

    Moritz Leitner

    Came on for Blaszczykowski in the 80th minute but did not have time to influence the game.

  • Julian Schieber
    31
    18

    Julian Schieber

    Replaced Reus in second-half stoppage time.

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