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Man of the Match Poll: BVB Fall to RB Leipzig in Ugly Defeat

Gregor Kobel was the only man standing between BVB and a paddling.

RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Bloodied and bruised, Borussia Dortmund stumbled their way into the international break today with a poor showing against RB Leipzig, losing 2-1 and handing the Red Bulls their first win against Dortmund in over four years. If it weren’t for Gregor Kobel standing on his head, it easily could have been 4-1 or 5-1 (hint hint).

This is one of those days where the conception of this article doesn’t really make any sense because the squad played so poorly, and I still have to write up my observations, so let’s just get this over with:

Gregor Kobel

This is the correct answer. Without Kobel it would’ve been an absolute bloodbath. BVB’s back line did almost nothing in front of him, and there was absolutely nothing he could do on either Leipzig goal.

Thomas Meunier

He was one of BVB’s less-bad players, and his pass to set up Marco Reus’s goal was superb. Unfortunately, that was about as far as his attacking contributions went.

Marco Reus

He scored! A cool finish that was just about the only bright spot from BVB’s attackers today.

Erling Haaland

Now I know, Erling Haaland didn’t technically play today. You’re probably wondering why I’ve nominated him; well, nobody else on the squad even deserves to be nominated and simply by virtue of not being on the pitch, he actually had a higher net impact on the game than Donyell Malen, who did nothing but block a shot from Jude Bellingham that could’ve gone in.

Poll

Who was your man of the match?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Gregor Kobel (pick me)
    (142 votes)
  • 4%
    Thomas Meunier
    (9 votes)
  • 10%
    Marco Reus
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Erling Haaland (aka none)
    (25 votes)
197 votes total Vote Now