Borussia Dortmund player ratings from 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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Mats Hummels. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Mats Hummels. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Raphaël Guerreiro (6/10)

Guerreiro actually didn’t really put a foot wrong. The Portuguese international was average in defense, making a few necessary clearances. He certainly was tested throughout the game, and the positive takeaway will be that he stuck to the task. Since the game seemed to be played primarily in Dortmund’s half, Guerreiro wasn’t given many opportunities to showcase his offensive abilities.

Mats Hummels (8/10)

Hummels has been in a superb run of form to start this season, and that continued against City. Faced with the nearly impossible task of defending against Erling Haaland, Hummels and Niklas Süle did exceptionally well for nearly the entire game. Hummels didn’t put a foot wrong all game, even making an unbelievable last-ditch effort to clear a dangerous cross from Phil Foden that surely would have been a goal for Haaland. The veteran defender is continuing to build the case for Dortmund to extend his contract at the end of the season.

Niklas Süle (8/10)

The second player in the defensive pairing for Borussia Dortmund, Niklas Süle was also rock solid. Along with the team, Süle will be especially disappointed to have lost the clean sheet and the game as he put in a spectacular performance against a world-class opponent. If a positive can be taken from the game, it’s that Dortmund now know that they have options in the back line that don’t include Schlotterbeck, which will allow the team to rotate and rest throughout the season.

Thomas Meunier (5.5/10)

Meunier had a decent game, and actually did well defensively against the likes of Kevin de Bruyne. The second half began to tell a different story as Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were brought on and seemed to overwhelm the tired Belgian, but Meunier did about as well as could be asked from him for the majority of the game. One criticism that has been a running theme for Meunier is his pedestrian crossing. More than one attacking move was killed because of a poor pass from BVB’s right-back.