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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Marco Reus. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Marco Reus. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Marco Reus (8/10)

Marco Reus stepped up once again to seal a very important win for Borussia Dortmund. His goal may have only been a tap-in, but he did really well to lead the counter-attack, set up the chance for Thorgan Hazard, and then follow up on the rebound. In addition to the goal, Reus also came a whisker away from finding the net with a free-kick in the first half. And he led his side with a total of four key passes. Watching him lead the team’s forward pressing with his intelligent movement was also a joy to behold.

Thorgan Hazard (6.5/10)

Hazard will be slightly disappointed that his shot just before Reus’ winner did not go in. But he put in another workmanlike shift for the team and performed his defensive duties really well. He also had a few encouraging moments going forward, and set up a couple of decent chances for his teammates.

Donyell Malen (7.5/10)

Donyell Malen finally opened his account in the Bundesliga, and the goal came at the perfect time for both him and the team. He put in a much more industrious shift overall, and even worked really hard without the ball. His goal was deflected off of a Stuttgart player, but he certainly won’t care about that.

Emre Can (6/10)

Can came on to replace Raphael Guerreiro at left-back. He was a bit too aggressive at times, almost unnecessarily. But he also made a few important challenges for his side.

Steffen Tigges (7/10)

Tigges made his mark on the game by starting the counter-attack that led to the winner for Borussia Dortmund. It was a really well weighted first time pass from the towering striker, and the goal certainly wouldn’t have happened without him.

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Ansgar Knauff (N/R)

Knauff came on in the closing stages of the game to replace Donyell Malen.