Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterMay 17, 2014

Bayern's Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the German Soccer Cup Final between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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They needed extra time, but Bayern Munich out-lasted a game Borussia Dortmund side to win a 17th DFB-Pokal crown on Saturday in Berlin.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings

Half-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Made two saves in the first half.

Piszczek: Distribution has been poor, but the Poland right-back has looked as solid as he has since returning from injury.

Hummels: Made a vital, goal-line clearance on Lima shortly after the restart.

Sokratis: His passes from the back have been poor.

Schmelzer: Contributed three tackles in the opening period.

Sahin: Has done well to contain Bayern’s buildup play, but distribution hasn’t been all that good.

Jojic: Only 20 touches in the first half.

Grosskreutz: Just 16 touches so far.

Mkhitaryan: Really struggling to involve himself in the attacking third.

Reus: Distribution has been excellent—whatever Dortmund muster offensively will likely come from him.

Lewandowski: Ballooned a shot from good space late in the first half.

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Full-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Might have done better on the Robben winner.

Piszczek: A full off-season should see him back in better form to start next season.

Hummels: Was a colossus at the back through much of the encounter.

Sokratis: Made an absolutely vital block on Ribery near the end of normal time.

Schmelzer: Quite nearly put the ball into his own net in the second half.

Sahin: Contributed three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Jojic: Made little impact before being substituted.

Grosskreutz: Distribution was well off and he touched the ball just 45 times.

Mkhitaryan: One of his more disappointing performances of the season.

Reus: He nearly equalized with Dortmund down by a goal, only for Boateng to make a crucial deflection.

Lewandowski: He’ll be a Bayern Munich player next season.

Kirch: Completed just over half of his passes.

Aubameyang: Flashed a shot just wide of the near post in the first few minutes of extra time.

Hofmann: Just five touches in a brief cameo.

Bayern Munich Player Ratings
Van BuytenN/A6

Half-Time analysis for Bayern Munich

Neuer: He didn’t have a save to make in the first half.

Lahm: Forced off through injury in the 31st minute.

Boateng: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.

Dante: Has completed 92% of his passes out of defense.

Rafinha: Getting forward often and is moving the ball around nicely.

Hojbjerg: The 18-year-old touched the ball 68 times in the first half and has not looked at all out of place.

Martinez: Has completed 88% of his passes.

Robben: Looking keen on the dribble but has so far taken only a single shot.

Muller: With only 29 touches so far he’ll want to get more involved after the restart.

Kroos: Passing has been good, but he’s also contributed a pair of tackles.

Gotze: Distribution in the final third has been impeccable.

Ribery: Yet to misplace a single pass since replacing Lahm.

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Full-Time analysis for Bayern Munich

Neuer: Picked up a slight shoulder injury in the second half.

Lahm: Forced off through injury in the 31st minute.

Boateng: Made an absolutely vital deflection on Reus’ shot in the final minutes.

Dante: Swept the ball off the goal-line, although replays showed it may have crossed.

Rafinha: Plenty of touches and 88% of his passes completed.

Hojbjerg: He generally impressed until being withdrawn in favour of Van Buyten

Martinez: Really looked solid in the centre of defense.

Robben: He has a sense for the dramatic, and he scored the winner in the seventh minute of extra time.

Muller: His goal put the result beyond doubt.

Kroos: Touched the ball 156 times and completed 91% of his passes.

Gotze: Was effective both in possession and out of it, and he took some abuse from the Dortmund fans as a result.

Ribery: Passing was superb until his withdrawal with 11 minutes remaining.

Van Buyten: Brought on to help shut up shop.

Pizarro: Set up Muller’s insurance marker.