Weekly Germany youth report: Borussia Dortmund's Mario Goetze shows immense potential

Goal.com’s Stefan Coerts rounds up how the Bundesliga’s most promising youngsters performed during the last seven days…
David Alaba (24-06-92 - Hoffenheim) - Alaba was the absolute star of the show in Hoffenheim's scoreless draw against Hamburg, but was unable to help his side to the three points.

Sebastian Rudy (28-02-90 - Hoffenheim) - The energetic midfielder always worked hard and made a few good runs. Nevertheless, he did lose possession too easily on several occasions.

Boris Vukcevic (16-03-90 - Hoffenheim) - Played only 15 minutes before being withdrawn again.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (23-02-92 - Schalke) -
The versatile youngster put in a strong performance in the 2-0 win over St Pauli and made some important interceptions.  

Joel Matip (08-08-91 - Schalke) - Got only 15 minutes of playing time.

Julian Draxler (20-09-93 - Schalke) - Draxler scored his first ever Bundesliga goal to help the Koenigsblauen to the full three points against St Pauli. 

Konstantin Rausch (15-03-90 - Hannover) - The young winger did not have the best of games against Borussia Dortmund and was taken off after the interval.

Lars Bender (27-04-89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Came off the bench with 20 more minutes to go against Kaiserslautern and saw Leverkusen score the winner during his time on the pitch.

Stefan Reinartz (01-01-89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Reinartz put in a solid performance at the back and was never really troubled by the Kaiserslautern forwards. Strong game from the versatile youngster.

Heung Min Son (08-07-92 - Hamburg) -  The young attacker had a very disappointing game against Hoffenheim and was deservedly hooked at the hour mark.

Ilkay Guendogan (24-10-90 - Nuernberg) - Guendogan was perhaps his side's best attacking player, but was unable to help Nuernberg to a good result in Koeln.

Mehmet Ekici (25-03-90 - Nuernberg) - The creative midfielder showed glimpses of class, but won't be too satisfied with his overall performance.

Julian Schieber (13-02-89 - Nuernberg) - Did not play. 

Shinji Kagawa (17-03-89 - Borussia Dortmund) - Did not play. 

Mario Goetze (03-06-92 - Borussia Dortmund) - Goetze put in a man of the match performance to help Dortmund to a 4-1 win over Hannover. Scored a superb goal to level the score and set up another.

Sven Bender (27-04-89 - Borussia Dortmund) - The Germany international showed some good passing and provided his back-four with excellent cover. Encouraging performance from Bender.

Simon Kjaer (26-03-89 - Wolfsburg) - Kjaer hardly set a foot wrong against Eintracht Frankfurt and always looked comfortable at the ball. Made Gekas practically invisible.

Patrick Herrmann (12-02-91 - Borussia Moenchengladbach) - The winger had a decent game and looked good on the ball although unfortunately this was limited due to Bayern being in control of the majority of possession.

Marco Reus (31-05-89 - Borussia Moenchengladbach) - The highly-rated youngster looked lively when on the ball and created several half-chances for his team-mates. Would have hoped to have seen more of the ball. 

Sebastian Jung (22-07-90 - Eintracht Frankfurt) - The full-back was hardly troubled in his defensive duties against Wolfsburg and made a number of good runs forward.

Oliver Baumann (02-06-90 - Freiburg) - Baumann had a pretty average game against Mainz as he wasn't too busy. Couldn't do anything about the Mainz goal.

Jan Moravek (01-11-89 - Kaiserslautern) - Did not play. 

Daniel Didavi (21-02-90 - Stuttgart) - Did not play. 

Timo Gebhart (12-04-89 - Stuttgart) - Did not play.

Thomas Mueller (13-09-89 - Bayern Munich) - Average game for the World Cup 2010 Golden Boot winner who did not see as much of the ball as he would have liked. A few nice touches here and there but failed to provide the trickery that is accustomed to his game.

Toni Kroos (04-01-90 - Bayern Munich) - The young German struggled to dictate play in the centre of the park with Gladbach working well to close down space. Improved as the game went on.

Marko Marin (13-03-89 - Werder Bremen) - Marin always looked lively against Stuttgart, but it was just not his match as most of his individual actions were without success.  

Marko Arnautovic (19-04-89 - Werder Bremen) -Couldn't make an impact on the match during his 30 minutes on the pitch.

Florian Trinks (11-03-92 - Werder Bremen)
- Did not play.

Lewis Holtby (18-09-90 - Mainz) - Holtby impressed with Germany under-21's during the international break and again shone in the 1-1 draw against Freiburg. Was one of the few bright lights on the pitch.

Andre Schuerrle (06-11-90 - Mainz) - The Germany international failed to impress against Freiburg and was understandably hauled off.

Christian Clemens (04-05-91 - Koeln) - Clemens has been struggling to find his best form in recent weeks and wasn't too impressive in the 1-0 win over Nuernberg. Taken off after the break.

Adam Matuschyk (14-02-89 - Koeln) - Did not play.

Richard Sukuta-Pasu (24-06-90 - St Pauli)
- Did not play.

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