Dortmund Players rated from the 1-1 Draw with APOEL

Dortmund Players rated from the 1-1 Draw with APOEL

Here’s how Borussia Dortmund’s players fared in the 1-1 draw with APOEL in the UEFA Champions League-

Burki- 3

Made a terrible mistake which cost his side 2 crucial points. His stray pass went straight to Lorenzo Ebecilio on the edge of the box who shot straight at the keeper. Burki saved the shot but the rebound was tucked in by Pote as Burki suffered another nightmarish game in the UCL this season.

Bartra- 3

Started at right back as Toljan’s awful performance on Saturday against Leipzig meant that Bosz couldn’t trust him on the right anymore. Was found out of position a lot, and he made many unusual runs and ambitiously tried to take on defenders but lost the ball many times high up the pitch. Was nowhere to be seen for the first goal, in fact, it was Bartra who’d lost the ball just before Apoel’s opener. Somehow managed to miss an open goal with the final kick of the game as well.

Toprak- 5

Was calm and confident in possession, and was having a decent night until he was subbed off after the break with what looked like a precautionary measure for a muscular injury.

Sokratis- 6.5

Was Dortmund’s best player of the game. Was very solid in defence, and scored the equaliser which helped his side salvage a draw. Much better performance than the one against Leipzig on Saturday.

Schmelzer- 4.5

Wasn’t at his best but that was obvious after a four-week injury layout. Had so much space to link up with the attack but was mostly invisible on the pitch.

Weigl- 4

Still, hasn’t attained his best form since his return from injury. Lost possession many times and some short passes didn’t come off for him. Could’ve split open the opposition with clever distribution but hugely disappointed.

Gotze- 4.5

Was invisible for most of the match. The only highlight was his assist which could be argued as a lucky ball into a crowded area.

Kagawa- 5

The only highlight was his long-distance effort which was saved by the keeper, clipped the post and went out of play.

Yarmolenko- 4

Surprisingly nothing came off for him. Couldn’t complete any take-ons or audacious passes.

Pulisic- 5

Not much he wanted to do came off. His passes and crosses were wayward but the only good thing was that he was energetic and his runs were exciting.

Aubameyang- 4.5

Was invisible for most of the game. Didn’t get any service and was mostly alone on the pitch.


Toljan- 4.5

Slotted in on right back as Toprak was injured, but didn’t do anything of note at all.

Philipp- NA

Replaced Schmelzer but came on too late to make an impact.

Isak- NA

Desperate to score the winner but didn’t see much of the ball.