For the most part, Borussia Dortmund dominated possession but Schalke’s defence remained resilient and proved difficult to penetrate and when they did, Alexander Schwolow was there. The first Revierderby in over 18 months, Youssoufa Moukoko was BVB’s hero after his introduction in the 64th minute.
Borussia Dortmund – 1 (Moukoko)
- Alexander Meyer, 6
- Thomas Meunier, 7
- Mats Hummels, 8
- Nico Schlotterbeck, 7
- Marius Wolf, 7
- Salih Özcan, 6.5
- Jude Bellingham, 8
- Julian Brandt, 7
- Marco Reus, N/A – Substituted after 32 minutes with an ankle injury.
- Donyell Malen, 8 – The Dutchman one of Dortmund’s best players. Always looked like creating something in the wide areas and a danger in the area. Finally looking like the player BVB spent big money on last summer.
- Anthony Modeste, 4 – Tasked with leading the line, but anonymous again, as the Frenchman has been in his six Bundesliga games for BVB. Offers little movement up front and when Modeste does receive the ball, it doesn’t stick.
Others: Gio Reyna (7), Youssoufa Moukoko (7), Karim Adeyemi (6.5), Emre Can (-), Thorgan Hazard (-)
Schalke – 0
- Alexander Schwolow, 8 – Made an incredible save to deny Jude Bellingham in the second half. Kept his side in the game for the most of it. Couldn’t do much about Moukoko’s header.
- Henning Matriciani, 6
- Sepp van den Berg, 7 – An improvement from his debut. Will be an important player for Schalke this season. Read the game well and is composed on the ball.
- Maya Yoshida, 6
- Tobias Mohr, 6
- Tom Krauß, 6
- Florian Flick, 6
- Jordan Larsson, 6 – Excellent movement off the shoulder but and invited a challenge from BVB’s Meyer, but just strayed offside.
- Dominick Drexler, 5
- Marius Bülter, 6 – Schalke’s most creative player going forward.
- Simon Terodde, 5
Others: Sebastian Polter (5), Kenan Karaman (5), Alex Kral (5), Rodrigo Zalazar (-)