Dortmund Players Rated from the 4-2 loss to Hannover

Dortmund Players Rated from the 4-2 loss to Hannover

Here’s how the Borussia Dortmund players fared in the 4-2 defeat to Hannover in the Bundesliga-

Burki- 6

Opposite to what the scoreline shows, the goalkeeper was fantastic. Wasn’t at fault for any of the four goals, but could’ve surely done better somewhere. Made a number of spectacular saves to save his side from further embarrassment. The penalty decision in the 20th minute seemed harsh as it was by no means Burki’s fault.

Bartra- 5

Made four tackles and won 6 aerial duels, but failed to win one duel with Bebou which led to the fourth goal late in the game. However, the poor display wasn’t unsurprising since he was yet again played at right-back, while he’s a central defender.

Sokratis- 4.5

Poor display. Looked off the pace and couldn’t get accustomed to the speed of the game. Was caught out of position many times.

Zagadou- 5

First, start at centre-back and scored his first goal in the Bundesliga. Not just that, he even saw a red card for the first time in his Dortmund career. ‘The game of Firsts!’.

Schmelzer- 4.5

Was heavily involved in attacks but was nowhere to be seen in defence.

Castro- 4.5

Poor display from the midfielder who was invisible for the majority of the game. Decent in defence but poor in attack. Rightfully subbed off for Kagawa at half-time.

Sahin- 4.5

Should’ve been subbed off along with Castro at half-time. Lost and overrun in midfield.

Gotze- 5.5

Looked to have returned to his best, just like he recently claimed, but wasn’t anywhere near his level.

Yarmolenko- 6.5

Failed to score into an empty net in the 37th minute, but scored the equaliser with a tougher strike in the 52nd minute. Is surely BVB’s most consistent player at the moment.

Pulisic- 6

Completed an incredible 7 dribbles in this game, but only had one shot on target. Exciting display but unfortunate to have not scored or assisted.

Aubameyang- 4.5

Looks like he really needs to be dropped. Bosz’s persistence to start his out-of-form star striker has massively backfired in recent games.


Kagawa- 5

Replaced Castro at half-time and gave his fans hope that a fightback was on the cards, but the unfortunate sending off of Zagadou put a halt to that temporary hustle which was invigorated by the Japanese forward.

Guerreiro- 5

Played in the league for the first time this season, and operated in a hybrid role on the left side. Failed to have any major impact when almost all other players were hapless as well.

Schurrle- NA

Was on the pitch for only about 15 minutes but didn’t see too much of the ball.

Subs Not Used- Weidenfeller, Toljan, Weigl, Isak