Borussia Dortmund comfortably beat Stuttgart 5-0 at the Signal Iduna Park. Niklas Süle opened the scoring before then providing an assist for Jude Bellingham within the first 20 minutes. Giovanni Reyna would then score his first goal of the season just before half-time to make it 3-0. Bellingham added another in the 53rd minute before Youssoufa Moukoko made it five for Dortmund. A late Luca Pfeiffer goal was then ruled out for an offside on Juan Perea.
Overall, the performance by Stuttgart was dire after the confidence they had shown in their previous two matches and Dortmund were able to exploit this fragile defence and take them back into the top four, four points off Union Berlin. Stuttgart finds themselves back in the relegation play-off spot.
Borussia Dortmund – 5 (Jude Bellingham – 2, Niklas Süle, Gio Reyna, Youssoufa Moukoko)
Gregor Kobel – 7
Niklas Süle – 8 – A goal and an assist for the right back, in recent weeks he has looked a lot more comfortable in the right back position for Dortmund and that was shown again today. It means he may have potentially opened a door for himself of where he could play for Germany at the World Cup.
Mats Hummels – 7
Nico Schlotterbeck – 7
Raphaël Guerreiro – 8
Jude Bellingham – 9 – Proved why he should have finished higher in the awards that were given out this past week. Two well taken goals, with the second being the highlight. The Englishman showed how crucial he is to Dortmund and what he could bring to the England national team
Salih Özcan – 7
Karim Adeyemi – 6 – A poor performance from the attacker and sums up his season so far where he has had his moments but overall has been underwhelming.
Julian Brandt – 7
Giovanni Reyna – 7
Youssoufa Moukoko – 8 – A goal and an assist for Moukoko once again showed why he maybe the better number nine option for Dortmund and his performances as of late may potentially make him a wildcard option for the World Cup.
VfB Stuttgart – 0
Florian Müller – 5
Konstantinos Mavropanos – 5
Waldemar Anton – 4
Dan-Axel Zagadou – 4 – A poor performance against his former club, in a game that may of highlighted some of the reasons Dortmund did not keep him.
Silas – 5
Enzo Millot – 5
Wataru Endo – 6
Naouirou Ahamada – 5
Borna Sosa – 6 – Was one of Stuttgart’s more lively players going forward, but his efforts were not match by his teammates.
Sehrou Guirassy – 5
Tiago Tomas – 5
GGFN | Jack Meenan