Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit: Live Player Ratings for Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit: Live Player Ratings for Dortmund
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Borussia Dortmund are through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 at home to Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

Hulk and Salomon Rondon did the business for the guests at Signal-Iduna-Park, but their goals bookended a superb Sebastian Kehl header late in the first half.

In the end, it was Dortmund’s 4-2 win in Russia that allowed them to progress—the victory setting the stage for a 5-4 aggregate victory.

Following are player ratings and analysis for all the Dortmund players.

Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Weidenfeller 7 7
Piszczek 7 7
Hummels 8 7
Sokratis 6 6
Schmelzer 8 8
Sahin 6 7
Kehl 8 8
Aubameyang 7 7
Mkhitaryan 8 7
Grosskreutz 7 7
Lewandowski 7 7
Jojic N/A 7
Hoffman N/A 6
Durm N/A 6


Half-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Had no chance whatsoever on the Hulk golazo.

Piszczek: Not looking match-fit and struggling opposite Shatov and Danny.

Hummels: Started the goalscoring play with a lovely pass to Grosskreutz.

Sokratis: His breakout passes have been abysmal.

Schmelzer: Delivered a delightful cross for Kehl to head into goal.

Sahin: Completed less than two thirds of his passes in the first half.

Kehl: Made an instinctive run into the goalmouth to meet Schmelzer’s cross.

Aubameyang: Drawing fouls, but not creating all that much offensively.

Mkhitaryan: Yet to take a shot at target.

Grosskreutz: Tested Malafeev with a spectacular drive midway through the first half.

Lewandowski: His yellow card for handball means he’ll miss the first leg of a potential quarterfinal.

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Full-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Was let down by his defenders on the Rondon winner.

Piszczek: Appeared well off the pace by his standards.

Hummels: Had a mental breakdown as Criscito’s cross came in for Rondon to score.

Sokratis: Dortmund’s defense will be a rather nervy unit as long as he is in it.

Schmelzer: Left the match in the 77th minute with an injury.

Sahin: No Dortmund player touched the ball more, and he also executed an impressive five tackles.

Kehl: The inspirational captain led by example on a difficult night.

Aubameyang: He shows flashes but rarely the finished product.

Mkhitaryan: Took one shot before being replaced by Jojic midway through the second half.

Grosskreutz: He and Jojic established something of an understanding in the latter minutes.

Lewandowski: Fought a running battle with Hubocan and struggled to find openings.

Jojic: The creative 22-year-old brought an element of energy into the match upon his introduction.

Durm: Made only seven touches in a late cameo appearance.

Hofmann: Came on as a time-wasting substitution.

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