Borussia Dortmund player ratings from 2-1 defeat to RB Leipzig

Jude Bellingham and Mats Hummels. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham and Mats Hummels. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /
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Jude Bellingham (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Thomas Meunier (6/10)

Meunier was actually decent for the majority of the game and kept things tight on the defensive end. He delivered a couple of really good crosses from the right wing and then set up Marco Reus with a gorgeous defence splitting pass for the equaliser. But he was beaten too easily in the build up to Leipzig’s winner.

Axel Witsel (4/10)

It was a difficult evening once again for Axel Witsel, who wasn’t able to cope with Leipzig’s pressing at all in the first half. He was too slow and too laboured on the ball and failed to help his side get a foothold on the game. The RB Leipzig midfielders were simply too quick for him.

Jude Bellingham (6/10)

There is never a lack of trying with Bellingham. He worked very hard for the team once again but looked too fatigued by the end, which is no surprise considering he has started in every game so far this season. He was also booked in the first half which prevented him from playing with more aggression.

Julian Brandt (5/10)

Despite his best attempts, Brandt wasn’t able to offer much creativity to the Borussia Dortmund attack. Like Bellingham, he too looked tired in the second half and was replaced by Reinier with nine minutes to go.

Thorgan Hazard (5/10)

Leipzig took full advantage of Hazard’s lack of defensive ability by constructing the majority of their attacks from his flank. He played at left-back in the second half after Marco Rose reverted to a back four. It was a tough evening for him defensively. But he never stopped fighting for the team despite having to do a lot of defending.