Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Dortmund face M’Gladbach at the Signal Iduna Park in Round 23 of Bundesliga.
First half saw a flurry of challenges and proved to be a very physical match. Dortmund were impressive in their style of play and dominated the half. Reus scored a goal and assisted one to Malen as Dortmund took a healthy lead before half time.
Dortmund rubbed salt on M’Gladbach’s wounds in the second half. They scored 2 more goals courtesy of substitutes Wolf and Moukoko, both assisted by Reus again. Reus scored another goal in the 82nd minute. A stoppage time penalty by Can, ended the onslaught.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach clash: –
Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach Player Ratings
Gregor Kobel (8/10): Kobel had a brilliant game as he made 4 saves and kept a clean sheet in a high scoring game.
Emre Can (8.3/10): Can was defensively good and stopped many attacks. He also scored from the spot in stoppage time.
Mats Hummels (7.8/10): The center back had a stunning game as he made crucial blocks and had a 100% tackle accuracy.
Dan-Axel Zagadou (6.3/10): Zagadou made a few clumsy challenges at the back but unfortunately got injured and was replaced in the latter end of the first half.
Raphael Guerrreiro (6.8/10): The left wing back had a good game and was replaced in the second half by Wolf.
Mahmoud Dahoud (8.5/10): Though he got booked, Dahoud did not shy away from challenges as he had the highest number of successful tackles and controlled the midfield pretty well.
Jude Bellingham (7.8/10): Bellingham’s passing was accurate and he displayed good control on the ball. He seldom lost the ball and was a key player in the result.
Giovanni Reyna (6.5/10): Reyna was good with the ball and looked promising, but his match ended prematurely as he got entangled in a tackle and got injured. He was subbed off in the 30th minute.
Marco Reus (/10): The skipper was phenomenal and the undisputed man of the match. He buried a rebound which was saved by Sommer, scored a calm goal in a 1v1 situation and provided 3 brilliant assists, thus getting involved in all 5 goals except the penalty.
Thorgan Hazard (6.5/10): The right wing back had a comparatively quiet game and was subbed off in the second half.
Donyell Malen (8/10): Malen looked threatening with the ball up front. His calm finishing gave Dortmund their second goal.
Julian Brandt (7.1/10): Brandt was a great substitution as his shots on target troubled the keeper a few times.
Marin Pongracic (6.8/10): Pongracic came in for injured Zagadou and was reliable throughout the match.
Nico Schulz (6.3/10): Schulz could not impact the game on his own.
Youssoufa Moukoko (7.2/10): Moukoko was in the game for only 22 minutes, but he stamped his presence with a goal.
Marius Wolf (7.8/10): Wolf was a super sub for Dortmund as he scored 3 minutes coming in and also won a late penalty resulting in their 6th goal.
Yann Sommer (5.5/10): Sommer had a game to forget as he let in 6 goals even though he made 4 cracking saves.
Matthias Ginter (5/10): Ginter had a poor night as Dortmund’s attackers were all over him.
Marvin Friedrich (6.2/10): Freidrich’s distribution from the back was good but his positioning was all over the place. He was taken off in the second half as Hutter chose to go with a different formation.
Nico Elvedi (5.2/10): Elvedi too was part of the defense which looked weak and vulnerable to opponent’s attacks.
Stefan Lainer (6.7/10): Lainer had a decent game on the right flank but he couldn’t do anything decisive.
Kouadio Kone (7/10): Kone was involved in a few good plays and was the most fouled player in the match.
Florian Neuhaus (7.8/10): Neuher had an amazing game in the midfield. His passing was precise and he made a few crucial tackles to win the ball back.
Ramy Bensebaini (5.8/10): Bensebaini was involved in a lot of challenges in the first half and even got booked for an awkward tackle early in the first half. He also gave away a penalty in the second half.
Jonas Hofmann (6.5/10): Hofmann was inches away from scoring in the second half as his effort hit the crossbar. He could not bolster M’Gladbach’s attack with a goal.
Alassane Plea (6.2/10): Plea was mediocre as he could manage just 1 shot on target which was a straightforward save for Kobel.
Breel Embolo (6.5/10): Embolo had the least number of touches in the match and was totally ineffective in the front.
Marcus Thuram (6.2/10): Thuram was completely anonymous from the time he came on.
Joseph Scally (6/10): The American had a few minutes to show his skills but could not manage much.
Kristoff Kramer (5.9/10): Kramer could not contribute to the game in any way.