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Man of the Match Poll: Poor Finishing and a Late Goal Sink Borussia Dortmund’s Top Four Chances

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Who delivered in BVB’s first match following the International Break?

Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

Alright, Borussen! After what felt like the longest international break ever, the boys were back in action in a super crucial match against 4th place Eintracht Frankfurt. International breaks are a mixed bag as they can be either be a disruption to a player’s momentum or prove to be just the thing needed to regain form.

Today, four Borussia Dortmund players attempted to do their part in order to fund their chance at Champions League qualification. Unfortunately, a lack of quality in the attacking half and a last-minute goal from Eintracht Frankfurt snatched all three points for the visitors, and put Borussia Dortmund seven points behind in the race for the Champions League, a gap that will most likely be difficult to overcome.

The last thing anybody wants to talk about is what went well today, but regardless, here are today’s MOTM nominations:

Emre Can

Can turned in another qualty performance. After an active role during international duty, he didn’t seem to show any signs of fatigue. Can was very involved in play on the pitch and delighted with an assist to the lone BVB goal.

Mats Hummels

The only player on the score sheet for BVB provided solid defense, ignored all those pesky commentators during the international break who called him “slow” and was there to pick Schulz up after the own goal in addition to winning the majority of his challenges. He once again proved he is BVB’s ol’ reliable.

Thomas Delaney

In a game where the score could have (and perhaps should have) been much higher, Delaney contributed to the team today by winning free kicks and fouling when necessary. He was back in his comfort zone as a defender, unfazed by his “scorpion kick” goal during national team practice going viral.

Raphaël Guerreiro

Guerreiro is a player people love to love as he rarely disappoints and today was no different. He created what he could with what he had and while that wasn’t enough for BVB to pull out a win (or even a tie!), his performance was above most of his teammates.

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  • 16%
    Emre Can
    (14 votes)
  • 59%
    Mats Hummels
    (51 votes)
  • 5%
    Thomas Delaney
    (5 votes)
  • 18%
    Raphaël Guerreiro
    (16 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now