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Player Ratings: Anderlecht 0-3 Borussia Dortmund

strong>Sports Mole looks at who impressed during Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 victory over Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium this evening.

Borussia Dortmund recorded a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League this evening to maintain their winning start to Group D.

The visitors were ahead inside three minutes courtesy of Ciro Immobile's strike, although Die Borussen spurned a couple of glorious chances to put the tie to bed before the interval.

Adrian Ramos came off the bench to add goals number two and three in the second half, however, ensuring that Dortmund remain at the top of the group after two games played.

Here, Sports Mole looks at who impressed during the 90 minutes in Brussels.


Dortmund's Adrian Ramos scores his second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match RSC Anderlecht vs Borussia Dortmund in Brussels, on October 1, 2014© Getty Images

ANDERLECHT

Goal

Silvio Proto: The returning goalkeeper had little chance of stopping the three Dortmund goals, producing a few decent stops under pressure to keep his side in the contest at times. (7/10)

Defence

Andy Najar: Not the liveliest of games, although his goal-saving challenge on Aubameyang in the first half was particularly memorable. (7/10)

Chancel Mbemba: Anderlecht's backline were not given a moment's peace by the visitors, with Mbemba struggling to fully settle. (6/10)

Bram Nuytinck: Likewise, Nuytinck was dragged all over the place by Aubameyang and Co. in a tiring 90 minutes of football for the defender. (6/10)

Olivier Deschacht: The Belgian side were pegged back in their own half for 70% of the game, which was not helped by both full-backs struggling to get forward. (6/10)

Midfield

Ibrahima Conte: Was involved in a couple of Anderlecht's more promising moves, although he ultimately failed to create any real openings. (7/10)

Steven Defour: Very quiet game from the Belgium international, who like his teammates could not get a foothold on the contest for large parts. (6/10)

Yoeri Tielmans: The youngest player to take part in the Champions League this season, the 17-year-old showed his inexperience on a couple of occasions by taking the wrong option in attack. (5/10)

Dennis Praet: Rushed through on goal in the first half, but saw his strike well kept out by Weidenfeller. Had he taken his chance we may have had a different outcome on the cards. (6/10)

Attack

Matias Suarez: Had next to no service to work from, collecting a yellow card with less than 20 minutes on the clock to only heighten his frustration. (6/10)

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Anderlecht's top scorer this season lacked the support that he is usually accustomed to, although the striker came close to bagging a consolation goal late on, only to strike the post following a decent first touch with his chest. (7/10)

Substitutes

Gohi Bi Cyriac: Had seven minutes to make a difference, which simply was not enough time. (5/10)

Frank Acheampong: The final 20 minutes saw Anderlecht create a couple of chances, but the tie was put to bed shortly after the attacking midfielder was introduced. (6/10)

Nathan Kabasele: Replaced Mitrovic late on but had equally little impact on the game, which is perhaps understandable given the circumstances. (5/10)


Dortmund's Ciro Immobile celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match RSC Anderlecht vs Borussia Dortmund in Brussels, on October 1, 2014© Getty Images

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Goal

Roman Weidenfeller: Looked a little shaky at times, especially when he opted to punch the ball rather than catch it in the first half with no opposition players around him, but pulled off a few saves when called into action. (7/10)

Defence

Marcel Schmelzer: Enjoyed a lot of space down his flank, and was nearly rewarded for his forward runs if not for the leg of Proto which kept out his goal-bound effort. (8/10)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Given another chance to impress due to Mats Hummels's lack of fitness. Fairly quiet evening for the centre-back with little to do on the whole. (7/10)

Neven Subotic: Quiet defensively but the Serbian just loves getting forward, trying his luck from range shortly before the hour to no avail. (7/10)

Lukasz Piszczek: Created Ramos's opening goal with a sublime cross from the left-hand side. Not his finest game, but the assist proves just how important he is out wide. (8/10)

Midfield

Sebastian Kehl: Tasked with sitting deep and breaking up play, the German did what was asked of him in what was an uneventful evening. (7/10)

Sven Bender: Likewise, the steely midfielder was not particularly needed as such with all the play heading in one direction for large parts. Although a lot of that was arguably down to his ability to pass from deep. (7/10)

Kevin Grosskreutz: Does not always get the recognition that he deserves, but his goal in the first half, albeit disallowed for offside, shows the quality that he possesses in attack as well as in his all-round play. (7/10)

Shinji Kagawa: Assist for the opener was simply perfect, lofting the ball into the path of Immobile. Not his finest evening by all means, but on his European return in the Black and Yellow he did enough to catch the eye. (8/10)

Attack

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arguably the best player on the field due to his tireless running, creating numerous opportunities for his teammates. Really should have done better when failing to find an empty net from five yards, though. (8/10)

Ciro Immobile: Another of Dortmund's energetic forwards who plays just as much for the team as himself. Worked the channels brilliantly to cause Anderlecht all sorts of problems. (8/10)

Substitutes

Mats Hummels: Given a few minutes at the end to gain some match fitness. Merely more than a training exercise essentially with the game already over. (5/10)

Adrian Ramos: Given a 25-minute run-out, scoring two goals to wrap up the game for his team. Took his chances well, but teammates made it hard for him to miss with the top-class delivery on show for both goals. (8/10)

Erik Durm: Only on the field for 20 minutes, in which time the visitors simply kept the ball ticking over. (6/10)


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Dortmund's Ciro Immobile celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match RSC Anderlecht vs Borussia Dortmund in Brussels, on October 1, 2014
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