Borussia Dortmund player ratings vs Stuttgart: Marco Reus scores late to seal 2-1 win

Marco Reus (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Marco Reus (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Thomas Meunier (6/10)

Meunier had a very quiet game and wasn’t able to make much of an impact going forward. But he covered more distance than any other player on the pitch and also performed his defensive duties really well for the most part.

Manuel Akanji (7.5/10)

Akanji was Borussia Dortmund’s best player in the first half. He made a vital last ditch challenge to prevent Coulibaly from going through on goal early on. And he continued to thwart Stuttgart’s attempts to hurt BVB on the counter attack. He did get caught on the ball in the build-up to Stuttgart’s goal. But he very nearly made amends soon after. Unfortunately though, his shot was parried onto the crossbar by the Stuttgart goalkeeper.

Mats Hummels (5.5/10)

Hummels was once again outshone by Akanji. He did not do a lot wrong, and made some important recoveries for his side. But he did get beaten far too easily by Roberto Massimo before Stuttgart’s equaliser.

Raphael Guerreiro (6/10)

Guerreiro made his return to the team after a long injury lay-off. He had an encouraging start to the game and made some intelligent forward runs down the left flank. He also assisted Donyell Malen’s opener but understandably started to tire as the game went on. He was also caught a bit out of position before Stuttgart’s equaliser.