Borussia Dortmund player ratings from 3-2 defeat to Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund players at full-time. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund players at full-time. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images) /
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Gio Reyna. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Gio Reyna. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (5/10)

A week after his game-changing performance against Freiburg, Bynoe-Gittens was rewarded with a place in the starting XI. But he wasn’t able to make a similar impact. He tried too hard to make things happen and Bremen were able to keep him quiet by closing him down quickly.

Julian Brandt (5/10)

Brandt frustrated fans with his lethargic play for much of the game but also gave his side the lead on the stroke of half time with a fine finish. That was the only decent moment he had all game.

Anthony Modeste (4/10)

Modeste was hardly involved in the game, with his most notable action being a foul on the goalkeeper in the first half that earned him a yellow card. He was replaced by Youssoufa Moukoko, who managed to make much more of an impact.

Emre Can (2/10)

Emre Can came on to replace the injured Mahmoud Dahoud and gave Bremen a free header inside the six yard box just a couple of minutes later. He then clumsily gave away a free-kick, which nearly led to the opening goal, before turning the ball over cheaply on a couple of occasions in the first half. Things did not get any better for Can in the second half, and he was also beaten to the ball too easily for Bremen’s equaliser.

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Niklas Süle, Gio Reyna, Thorgan Hazard, Youssoufa Moukoko (N/R)

Niklas Süle made his league debut for BVB, Gio Reyna made his comeback after more than four months out, Youssoufa Moukoko came close to scoring late on, while Thorgan Hazard’s poor clearance began Bremen’s comeback.