Reus the Star as Ginter struggled: BVB Player Ratings from win over Bremen

Player Ratings Borussia Dortmund

Burki- 6.5

Superb save from Bremen’s opener, as it had crossed the line. Made a brilliant save just after his side scored the leveller in the first half.

Ginter- 5

Had an absolute nightmare, as he was on fault for the third goal. Caught out of position on more than one occasion, and wasn’t too confident in possession.

Sokratis- 7

Solid in defence and brilliant in air. Gave the Werder attack little space to create any chances, but was on fault for letting Kruse breeze past him and were it not for Bartra it was a certain goal.

Bartra- 7.5

Superb comeback performance after the bus attack before the UCL game against Monaco. Was pretty good and didn’t show any lack of match rhythm. Averted a certain goal with a perfectly timed tackle on Kruse in the 51st minute.

Durm- 6

Had a pretty decent outing, but was unlucky to have been subbed off at half-time as Tuchel reshuffled his side.

Sahin- 5.5

Awful in defence. Didn’t track back when he lost possession. His pass which initiated the first goal was supreme though.

Guerreiro- 6.5

Wasn’t too good in defence, just like his fellow midfielders. However, he was good offensively and completed several good passes out of tight spots.

Kagawa- 8

Superb performance from the Japanese international. Brilliant assist for Reus’ leveller in the 32nd minute, and his pass was the one which led to his team winning the first penalty.

Dembele- 8.5

His dribbling and passing were perfectly accurate, and his assist for Aubameyang’s first was simply out of this world.

Reus- 9

Emphatic performance from the German, who scored a brace and didn’t put a foot wrong throughout the match.

Aubameyang- 8.5

Sublime volleyed goal, followed by a cool penalty when his team’s UCL hopes were on the line. Deservedly finished as the league’s top-scorer with 31 goals.

SUBSTITUTES

Pulisic- 7

Replaced Durm at half-time. Shielded the back four better than his counterpart, and eventually won the winning penalty, after being tripped by Barfgrede inside the penalty area.

Castro- 6

Replaced Sahin in the 72nd minute. Didn’t do too much during his cameo appearance, and had very few touches on the ball.

Bender- N/A

Replaced Dembele in the third minute of stoppage time. Time-wasting substitution.

Subs Not Used– Weidenfeller, Mor, Schmelzer, Rode.