Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings from 3-1 defeat to Barcelona

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

"Whenever you have a game like this which is really tight and really tough, being able to count on Messi is always an advantage", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde. Barcelona's Luis Suarez (l) scores the goal to 1-0 against Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

Sancho appeared in 18 matches for the club and scored six goals.

Rakitic left the pitch straight afterwards to a standing ovation as the Barca fans gave a message that the Croatian has to play more and he was replaced by Arturo Vidal.

The French winger started the game on the bench but he replaced the injured Ousamne Dembele after 30 minutes to show an awesome display alongside Messi and Suarez.

Dortmund team-mate Mats Hummels was also quizzed on England global Sancho and he said: "I don't want to talk about it". Barcelona is now placed on the first position in Group F of the Champions League with 11 points.

Lionel Messi scored in the 33 minute after a bad mistake from Hummels, who attempted passing the ball to Frenkie de Jong but it was intercepted by a Barcelona player.

The La Liga giants could now attempt to capitalise on the uncertainty, though Arsenal would likely want to recoup a significant fee for a player they signed in a £56m then club-record deal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

Messi had earlier assisted strike partner Suarez when he shot through Burki's legs to put Barcelona in front just before the half-hour mark, having already seen a strike ruled out for offside.

27 November 2019, Spain, Barcelona: Soccer: Champions League, Group stage, Group F, 5th matchday, FC Barcelona - Borussia Dortmund at Camp Nou.

Leipzig made the knockout stages in dramatic style after Emil Forsberg fired them back from two goals down in the final minute to draw 2-2 with SL Benfica.

Jadon Sancho scored a late consolation for the visitors who face a fight with Inter Milan to take the runners-up spot.

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