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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Anthony Modeste. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Anthony Modeste. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Giovanni Reyna (6/10)

Taken off in the 62nd minute, Gio put in a hard-working shift. Largely quiet during portions of the first half, Reyna did well when he did see the ball to not only help keep possession, but also draw fouls as he inevitably does.

Reyna also did an incredible job of tracking back and helping Thomas Meunier on the right side of the defense as Borussia Dortmund seemed to take a defensive approach. He also made several excellent runs forward and was involved in some attacking moves that probably should have resulted in goals.

Marco Reus (7/10)

BVB’s captain showed once again on Europe’s biggest stage his quality and his importance to the team. His superb assist on the Bellingham goal will be what casual fans will see and remember, but Reus’ contribution to the team goes far beyond what can be seen on the scoresheet. Being asked to play in more of a winger/forward role than his usual number ten position, Reus helped lead the team both offensively and defensively with class and composure. It’s such a shame that the team couldn’t hold on and get the win.

Anthony Modeste (5/10)

Anthony Modeste was at times functional, at others frustrating. In a game where Dortmund had little possession throughout the game, there weren’t many opportunities for Modeste to get on the end of a cross. For the most part, it seemed that he was most helpful on set pieces when he was able to help defensively with his heading ability. At other times, Modeste was frustrating with his lack of link up play with his teammates. Regardless, he put in a decent shift, and he certainly cannot be criticized for not scoring when the opportunities weren’t necessarily there.

Donyell Malen (6/10)

Fans will be glad to see Malen back on the pitch and look as healthy as he did. Although the game didn’t really play itself into Malen’s skillset as a forward, he did well to create openings and nearly scored a cracker of a goal in stoppage time. He also did a good job of tracking back and putting in a solid defensive shift.

Nico Schlotterbeck (5/10)

Rather surprisingly, Schlotterbeck started on the bench for this match and was brought on late in the game to hopefully help maintain the clean sheet and secure the win. Schlotterbeck, who has been one of Dortmund’s most consistent players throughout this season, was uncharacteristically sub-par coming on as a substitute. Haaland is inevitable, but one might feel that Schlotterbeck could have done a bit better to hold his position and head João Cancelo’s cross away.

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