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Man of the Match Poll: Borussia Dortmund Smashed for Four by Ajax

Tadic (Okay, fine... Reus), Blind, Antony, and Haller all score to send BVB away with their tails between their legs

UEFA Champions League”Ajax Amsterdam v Borussia Dortmund” Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images

Ajax have had a hell of a start to their season, and they continued that form in the Champions League tonight, shellacking Borussia Dortmund 4-0 at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Before BVB could get settled, they found themselves 1-0 down from a Tadic set piece, which was unfortunately converted by Marco Reus, and Ajax followed that up with a second from a lovely Daley Blind finish from just outside the penalty area. BVB were comprehensively beaten in the first half, but things didn’t get a whole lot better in the second half either.

Dortmund did start the second half a little brighter, but it wasn’t long before Antony scored Ajax’s third, and the game was done and dusted by that point. But just for good measure, Sebastien Haller popped up to score Ajax’s fourth.

It was a terrible performance by Borussia Dortmund, so with that in mind, here’s my effort to scrape the barrel for some man of the match nominations:

Mats Hummels

Made several crucial tackles to keep things from being even more embarrassing

Gregor Kobel

Made several crucial saves to keep things from being even more embarrassing

Jude Bellingham

Right I’m already having to give out participation trophies here, because most of the players did not participate at all. Bellingham was at least putting himself about and trying to make things happen.

Thomas Meunier

I mean, he didn’t do anything wrong, I guess?


Who was your Man of the Match?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Mats Hummels
    (39 votes)
  • 64%
    Gregor Kobel
    (157 votes)
  • 11%
    Jude Bellingham
    (29 votes)
  • 7%
    Thomas Meunier
    (17 votes)
242 votes total Vote Now