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Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit: Live Player Ratings for Dortmund

Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski of Poland, left,  and Dortmund's Mats Hummels celebrate after scoring  during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund and 1.FC Nuremberg in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterMarch 19, 2014

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
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Weidenfeller77
Piszczek77
Hummels87
Sokratis66
Schmelzer88
Sahin67
Kehl88
Aubameyang77
Mkhitaryan87
Grosskreutz77
Lewandowski77
JojicN/A7
HoffmanN/A6
DurmN/A6
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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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