Borussia Dortmund extended their Bundesliga winning streak at Allianz Arena to four matches, Saturday, thanks to a 3-0 drubbing of hosts Bayern Munich.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring in the 20th minute, and shortly after the restart Marco Reus added an insurance marker.
Jonas Hofmann rounded out the scoring just shy of the hour-mark.
Following are player ratings and analysis for both sets of players.
|Bayern Munich Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Bayern Munich
Neuer: His defense didn’t do him any favours on the Mkhitaryan goal.
Rafinha: Getting a work-out opposite Reus.
Martinez: Out of position on the goal-scoring play.
Dante: Made a vital intervention to prevent Grosskreutz picking out Aubameyang.
Alaba: Two attempts at goal—neither of which hit the target.
Lahm: He’s had 52 touches so far and has only misplaced a single pass.
Robben: Looked brighter as the first half went along.
Schweinsteiger: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.
Gotze: Was incorrectly ruled offside in the opening minutes when he might have been clean through on goal.
Ribery: Switching from left to right as he looks to get more involved.
Mandzukic: Had Bayern’s only shot on target during the first half.
Full-Time analysis for Bayern Munich
Neuer: Came off at half-time with an apparent calf injury.
Rafinha: Sent off in second half stoppage time for putting his hand in Mkhitaryan’s face.
Martinez: Once again displayed a lack of mobility in the centre of defense.
Dante: Well beaten by Hofmann on Dortmund’s third goal.
Alaba: One of Bayern’s brighter players—and there weren’t many of them.
Lahm: Completed 91% of his passes, which is sub-standard for the club captain.
Robben: Withdrawn in the 69th minute after a mostly indifferent performance.
Schweinsteiger: He touched the ball 100 times, but his distribution was off just a bit.
Gotze: Played the full 90 minutes and took three shots—none of which troubled Weidenfeller.
Ribery: Appeared completely disinterested.
Mandzukic: Had the ball in the back of the net late on but, the goal was disallowed for offside.
Raeder: Was caught out of position on the Reus goal.
Muller: Only 16 touches after replacing Ribery.
Kroos: Misplaced just a single pass after replacing Robben with 21 minutes to go.
|Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund
Weidenfeller: Had just a single save to make during the first half.
Grosskreutz: Distribution has been abysmal.
Sokratis: Weak in the air, Bayern should be able to exploit him on set-pieces.
Hummels: Two goalmouth tackles so far.
Durm: Only 23 touches during the opening frame.
Sahin: Already three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Kehl: Just 20 touches from 45 minutes of action.
Hofmann: Pressing well, but not all that involved in possession.
Mkhitaryan: Took his goal well, finishing confidently across Neuer.
Reus: He’s the Bundesliga assist leader and picked up another helper on Mkhitaryan’s opener.
Aubameyang: Not controlling the ball all that well, but his pace is already proving a handful for Martinez and Dante.
Full-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund
Weidenfeller: Had only a pair of saves to make over the 90 minutes.
Grosskreutz: Made a vital clearance on Muller’s reverse late in the second half.
Sokratis: Picked up an assist on the Reus goal.
Hummels: Won all of his aerial battles.
Durm: The 21-year-old improves each time out.
Sahin: He made seven tackles and also contributed a goal-line clearance.
Kehl: Not spectacular, but he managed to destroy several pieces of Bayern buildup play.
Hofmann: Beat Raeder with a confident shot to complete Dortmund’s scoring.
Mkhitaryan: Started the counter-attack that led to the Reus goal.
Reus: A goal and an assist in yet another remarkable performance.
Aubameyang: Had a hand in Dortmund’s first two goals.
Lewandowski: One shot on target after coming on in the 62nd minute.
Jojic: A responsible cameo from the youngster.
Friedrich: Gave Hummels a bit of rest when he was introduced.
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