Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge: Player Ratings as Dortmund Edge Closer to Last 16

Nov 25, 2020, 11:00 AM GMT
Dortmund remain top of Group F
Dortmund remain top of Group F | Lars Baron/Getty Images
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Borussia Dortmund need just one point from their last two Champions League group games to secure their place in the last 16 after cruising to a comfortable victory against Club Brugge on Tuesday night.

Erling Haaland once again shone as he became the fastest player to reach 15 goals in the competition's history, doing so in just 12 matches. The Norwegian striker, who won the 2020 Golden Boy award recently, has now scored 17 goals in 13 games this season.

His first came after Jadon Sancho latched onto the ball in midfield and played the forward through, allowing him to slot past Simon Mignolet.

Dortmund's second came from a Sancho free kick. The England winger curled it beautifully into the top corner from a central position just outside the box.

Haaland rounded off the scoring and sealed the win on the hour mark with a clinically taken goal after the ball broke free in the Brugge penalty area. It was the Norwegian's sixth goal this week, after four at the weekend against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Let's get into Dortmund's ratings.

1. Goalkeepers and Defenders

Manuel Akanji
Manuel Akanji was excellent in Dortmund's back line | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Roman Burki (GK) - 6/10 - The goalkeeper was untroubled throughout, with the Belgian side shooting twice, and both times missing the target.

Thomas Meunier (RB) - 8/10 - Defensively, the full back handled Charles De Ketelaere very well and nullified his threat, while also contributing to Dortmund's build up play down the right.

Manuel Akanji (CB) - 8/10 - The Switzerland international was excellent as he didn't give anything away to the Brugge attackers. He also contributed to Dortmund's third goal with a pinpoint forward pass to Meunier in the build up.

Mats Hummels (CB) - 7/10 - At times found himself out of position, but the German's composure on the ball and experience made it a very solid performance.

Raphael Guerreiro (LB) - 8/10 - Provided a creative spark from left back in build up play, while also controlling the threat of Noa Lang down Brugge's right to perfection.

2. Midfielders

Jude Bellingham (CM) - 9/10 - The young English midfielder continues to perform and embodied Dortmund's tireless and solid style of play on Tuesday night.

Thomas Delaney (CM) - 8/10 - His experience allowed for the freedom that Bellingham had throughout the night. A very assured and solid showing, as well as spraying the play delightfully.

Jadon Sancho (RM) - 9/10 - Both English internationals shone against Brugge, and like Bellingham, Sancho looked unplayable. The winger capped off a brilliant display with a phenomenally taken free kick.

Giovanni Reyna (AM) - 8/10 - Proved to be a key component as his movement and passing helped the Dortmund attack dominate their opposition.

Thorgan Hazard (LM) - 6/10 - Didn't have an electric game, but was solid and showed good work rate on the left hand side.

3. Striker

Erling Haaland (ST) - 9/10 - Goals, goals, goals. They seem to come naturally for the striker, and he bagged another two to condemn his opposition to defeat on Tuesday night.

4. Substitutes

Emre Can
Emre Can saw the game out well after coming onto the pitch | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Emre Can (CM) - 7/10 - Replaced Delaney in the middle of the park and his legs saw out the game for Dortmund. He provided good defensive cover while also got up to support attacking moves.

Mateu Morey (RB) - 7/10 - The young Spaniard replaced Meunier and kept things simple. He looked more than solid at right back.

Felix Passlack (LB) - N/A

Marco Reus (ST ) - N/A

Julian Brandt (AM ) - N/A

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