Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings
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Real Madrid did just enough to progress into next round of the Champions League, surviving a Borussia Dortmund onslaught in the second leg but prevailing 3-2 on aggregate.

Angel Di Maria had his early penalty saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, and from there the hosts went on the attack—getting a pair of first half goals from Marco Reus to blow the tie wide open.

But Los Blancos held firm after the restart, and thanks to a pair of spectacular Iker Casillas saves they go into the hat for Friday’s semi-final draw.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Weidenfeller 10 10
Piszczek 9 8
Friedrich 8 9
Hummels 9 9
Durm 8 9
Kirch 9 9
Jojic 8 9
Reus 10 10
Mkhitaryan 8 7
Grosskreutz 7 6
Lewandowski 9 8
Aubameyang N/A 6

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Half-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Guessed right on Di Maria’s penalty.

Piszczek: Conceded the penalty after being judged—perhaps harshly—to have handled Coentrao’s cross.

Friedrich: You’d think he’s the weak spot in this Dortmund team.

Hummels: Quite nearly beat Casillas at the far post following a free kick from Reus.

Durm: Pushing high up the left and pinning Carvajal back.

Kirch: Has been a colossus in the centre of midfield so far.

Jojic: Has contributed two tackles to the cause.

Reus: What can you say? He looks to be putting in a performance for the ages.

Mkhitaryan: Missed an absolute sitter after being played through by Lewandowski.

Grosskreutz: Distribution has been poor.

Lewandowski: Hit the post in the buildup to Reus’ second.

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Full-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Saved Di Maria’s penalty and made spectacular stops on Benzema and Bale.

Piszczek: Conceded a penalty but was generally outstanding opposite Coentrao.

Friedrich: Didn’t put a foot wrong over the 90 minutes.

Hummels: Made an exceptional, last-ditch challenge on Bale.

Durm: Looking better and better each time out.

Kirch: No one touched the ball more often than the 31-year-old.

Jojic: The 22-year-old won back possession on numerous occasions.

Reus: Set up Mkhitaryan for a golden opportunity midway through the second half.

Mkhitaryan: Missed a pair of sitters and also hit the upright.

Grosskreutz: Dortmund’s poorest defender on the night.

Lewandowski: Did well enough, but his side will have come into the match expecting a goal from him.

Aubameyang: Dortmund’s only substitution touched the ball just once.

Real Madrid Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Casillas 7 9
Carvajal 7 7
Pepe 5 7
S. Ramos 6 8
Coentrao 6 6
Modric 6 7
X. Alonso 7 8
Illarramendi 6 6
Bale 6 7
Benzema 5 6
Di Maria 6 6
Isco N/A 8
Casemiro N/A 7
Varane N/A 6

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Half-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: Could only partially save Lewandowski’s shot before Reus smashed in the rebound after the ball hit the upright.

Carvajal: Not used to having to sit this far back.

Pepe: Headed the ball into Reus’ path as he gifted Dortmund an opener.

S.Ramos: On a booking after fouling Lewandowski.

Coentrao: Showed some spark early on, but has had few touches and is being quickly closed down.

Modric: His distribution is decidedly sub-standard.

X.Alonso: Has won two tackles but is also on a yellow card.

Illarramendi: Conceded possession ahead of Reus’ second.

Bale: Struggling to make an impact so far.

Benzema: Just 13 touches in the opening period.

Di Maria: Slipped to ground as he took his penalty.

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Full-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: Made a pair of outstanding saves to keep Madrid in the driver’s seat.

Carvajal: One of five Madrid players to end the night on a booking.

Pepe: Was much better after his disastrous first half.

S.Ramos: Didn’t get to run the ball out of defense or operate high up the pitch as much as he’d have liked.

Coentrao: Pinned back much of the night.

Modric: His passing was far better after the restart.

X.Alonso: Should have been ejected midway through the second half for a second bookable offense.

Illarramendi: Sacrificed for Isco at the interval.

Bale: Found another gear after the restart.

Benzema: Forced Weidenfeller into a wonderful stop near the end of the second half.

Di Maria: A mostly forgettable night for the Argentine, who was substituted in the 73rd minute.

Isco: Madrid’s best distributor of the ball following his introduction.

Casemiro: Made an absolutely vital tackle on Mkhitaryan.

Varane: A late, time-wasting substitution.

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