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Dortmund 3-3 Ingolstadt, Player Ratings: Christian Pulisic our lord and savior

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Ok it’s over now so you can call it a comeback

FC Ingolstadt 04 v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images

It's been nearly twenty-four hours and I still don't know what to make of that match. It was a roller-coaster of emotions and I'm still trying to calm down so that I can force some sort of objectivity in the ratings.

Anyway, here you go:


Manager:

Thomas Tuchel 6

Points deducted for weird formations and telling Ginter and Bartra to participate in build-up and attack, which left the back really really exposed.

Points awarded for going all out attack after half-time and bringing on just the right subs.


Starting XI:

Roman Weidenfeller 3

While the goals weren't really his fault, at this point we have to admit that his career is close to being over. He's old and slow and not the keeper he used to be.

Łukasz Piszczek 6

Pische was 'alright'. Some decent runs and fairly active in build-up, and doubling back when we needed him to defend.

Matthias Ginter 4

Ginter really doesn't inspire confidence as a CB. And I keep worrying every time I see both him and Weidenfeller play together. (I know, I know. It's not 2014 anymore). The third goal was totally on him, as he lost track of the man he was supposed to be marking.

Marc Bartra 4

What bothered me was how high up he was playing. He was often in the Ingolstadt third, taking part in attack. This left the back line really really exposed, and Ingolstadt definitely took advantage of this.

Also, Ginter and Bartra need to figure out between themselves who's marking who. Both the first two goals could have been avoided if they'd marked the right people.

Park Joo-Ho 2

Eh...

I read a post-match comment that said "you could have taken off Park and added no one and that would have improved our game". It's terrible and I feel so guilty for laughing, but...

It's kinda sad that Park has been such an utter failure for us.

Julian Weigl 7

Bossing the midfield, as usual. He is a bit exposed and unable to connect properly without Gundogan or Guerreiro in front of him.

Shinji Kagawa 3

Disappointing performance. Once again, he was often the point where we lost possession. He's just not suited for midfield play, he's an attacker through and through. TT needs to play to his strengths or let him go.

Gonzalo Castro 4

I can't tell which match Castro is going to show up for and which match he's going to be invisible in. Unfortunately, this was one of the matches he decided not to play well in.

Ousmane Dembele 6

He's getting there. He's already miles better than he was at the start of the season. Choosing to pass instead of shoot earned him an assist in this match.

Adrian Ramos 7

I didn't initially like the idea of him on the wings, but he had a great performance. He's got an amazing work rate, and he scored the goal that brought us back to the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 7

Decent performance, cheeky goal, exactly what you'd expect from him.


Substitutions:

Christian Pulisic 8

I've said it before, and I'm sure I sound like a broken record at this point, but this guy is a superstar. He scored the goal that kept us from losing in injury time - incredible!

Mario Götze 8

His substitution was the substitution that turned the game around. Before this, we were unable to keep possession in the final third. He's become so important in our build-up play already.

Felix Passlack 7

Just the physical defender we needed in this game. We should have started him, but I can see why we didn't - he needs some rest.


Well, that's what I've got. What are your ratings?