Player Ratings from Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin
Here is how Borussia Dortmund’s players rated in their draw against Hertha Berlin:
Burki – 7
Had a quite night and only had 1 save to make the entire night. Played an important part in the build-up but didn’t have too much influence on the game
Piszcek – 6
Dortmund’s captain has set such a good standard for himself that a game like this saw him play on autopilot. Put in a decent shift, positioned himself well and made two tackles.
Sokratis – 7
The Greek defender has been a rock at the back in his last two games. Nothing is more joyful than watching a well-timed challenge from Sokratis. With his solid presence at the back and a blossoming partnership with Toprak on the rise, Dortmund might be able to focus their attention on other deficiencies in the team.
Toprak – 7
Omer Toprak, like his Greek partner had a steady night at the back. His passing was crisp and accurate and achieved a 91% passing accuracy. Aside from his defensive ability, his range of passing has become a valuable asset for the team.
The young German has been an impressive deputy to the more experienced Marcel Schmelzer.He had a good game and like in the last game, played an important part in constructing attacks. He also brings a different element to his game with his ability to play with his right foot.
Kagawa – 7
Put in a bright performance for the team. Made several key passes and grabbed the all-important equalizer.
Weigl – 7
Julian Weigl, like his captain has set such a good standard for himself that nights like these pass without much trouble. Kept the ball moving, spreading passes around the pitch and also out in a solid defensive performance.
Gotze – 6
Had a below-par game and was subbed off in the 67th minute. There were no crucial plays deep in the opponents half and he failed to provide the creativity needed to break through Hertha’s defense.
Pulisic – 6
A positive point of the night was the return of Pulisic. Unfortunately he couldn’t provide the spark Dormund needed to create chances and threaten at goal. He did however show a good piece of skil and nearly scored after beating a defender brilliantly.
Schurrle – 6
Started the game upfront but had no shots at goal. That in itself says a lot about his performance. Had he been deployed out wide, it might have been a different story but by the end of the game he failed to make the difference.
Sancho – 8
Sharp, aware and super confident in tricky situations, Jadon Sancho was Dortmund’s best player on the night. The special part of his performance was how mature it was. Consistent in 1 on 1 duels and composed on the ball, the young Englishman created a goal after a delightful piece of skill. Man of the match.
Isak – 6
Made a decent cameo and managed to rack up some more playing time in a crucial period of Dortmund’s season. Had one shot but it flew way over the goal. Despite a small sample size of his shots over Dortmund’s last 3 games, Isak needs to improve his finishing abilities if he is to get more playing time.
Yarmolenko – 6
Came on late to replace Pulisic. Didn’t have much of a chance to have an impact on the game.