Player ratings: Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich

Here are Bundesliga 365’s player ratings from Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich:

Borussia Dortmund

Roman Burki 6 – Will be disappointed with the goal he conceded and otherwise didn’t have a whole lot else to do during the 90 minutes.

Manuel Akanji 8¬†– Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller didn’t test Roman Burki today as a result of a good defensive performance from the hosts.

Mats Hummels 9¬†– Serge Gnabry had an early effort cleared off the line but otherwise Borussia Dortmund’s trio of centre-backs generally kept the Bayern Munich attackers in front of them not allowing any other clear cut chances.

Lukasz Piszczek 9 – Excellent game from the 34-year-old, making an early goalline clearance and numerous challenges and interceptions to break up Bayern Munich attacks.

Achraf Hakimi 6 – Largely nullified Alphonso Davies’ pace but his opposite number kept the right wingback quiet himself.

Thomas Delaney 7 – Some nice passes in the first half and looked after the ball well. Surprising decision from Lucien Favre to replace Thomas Delaney with Emre Can at the start of the second half.

Mahmoud Dahoud 7 – Saw a lot of the ball outside the Bayern Munich penalty area but didn’t create anything with it and ended up firing the ball into defenders.

Raphael Guerreiro 8 – Had some good moments down the left wing, creating a couple of chances. Kingsley Coman was hardly a factor down the right wing for the Bundesliga leaders.

Thorgan Hazard 5 – Very quiet game, played the final 20 minutes up top following Erling Haaland going off but just saw less of the ball as a result.

Julian Brandt 5 – Drew a comfortable save out of Manuel Neuer in the first half and offered little else. Replaced by Jadon Sancho at the break.

Erling Haaland 4 – Didn’t have his shooting boots on today and limped off in the final 20 minutes.

Substitutes

Emre Can (45 mins) 6 – Didn’t get on the ball as perhaps Lucien Favre would have been expecting. Whilst Emre Can looked after it when he was in possession he wasn’t the most creative.

Jadon Sancho (45 mins) 5 – Offered very little threat in his third substitute appearances in as many games this month.

Giovanni Reyna (20 mins) N/A – Didn’t see much of the ball after the 17-year-old was introduced in difficult circumstances.

Mario Gotze (12 mins) N/A РLikely to be the final Klassiker for Mario Gotze after it was confirmed during the week that he will be leaving at the end of the season. Teed up a teammate when he could have shot with his first touch of the game.

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer 7 – Forced into a couple of straightforward saves but nothing difficult.

Benjamin Pavard 7 – Didn’t have the easiest of games against Raphael Guerreiro but was apart of a back four that kept a clean sheet against Borussia Dortmund today.

David Alaba 8 – Formed a solid partnership with Jerome Boateng today as the hosts largely resorted to efforts from outside the penalty box.

Jerome Boateng 8 – Alert to make a goalline clearance in the opening 60 seconds and denied Erling Haaland any clear chance.

Alphonso Davies 8 – Some good tackles to deny Achraf Hakimi getting in any promising areas. Unfortunate to pick up a yellow card early in the second half.

Joshua Kimmich 8 – Allowed Dortmund to maintain possession and pass the ball slowly in front of him without allowing any serious threats in behind him. Joshua Kimmich scored a sublime lob that proved to be the winner.

Leon Goretzka 7 – Fired in a couple of efforts from outside of the area and looked after the ball fairly well without creating anything as Borussia Dortmund saw the majority of possession.

Kingsley Coman 5 – Quiet game down the right wing before being substituted. Strange cross to the edge of the penalty area when in a good position on the counter-attack in the second half.

Thomas Muller 7 – Some nice passes around the penalty area but some poor ones inside. Had the ball taken off his feet a few yards out in stoppage time as Thomas Muller was about to pull the trigger.

Serge Gnabry 6 – A couple of good passes in the final third but wasn’t the most involved this evening.

Robert Lewandowski 5 – Fired the odd half chance off target as Robert Lewandowski was well marshaled by his former club at Signal Iduna Park.

Substitutes

Ivan Perisic (19 mins) N/A – Did more defending than attacking as Bayern Munich saw out their 1-0 victory after Ivan Perisic’s introduction.

Lucas Hernandez (7 mins) N/A – Late introduction to replace Jerome Boateng and didn’t have much to do.

Javi Hernadez (5 mins) N/A – Defensive change for Serge Gnabry to help ensure Bayern Munich end the evening seven points clear at the top of the table with six games to play.

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