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Matthias Ginter    M    Borussia Dortmund
Ginter underperformed and was found out of his depth as Dortmund lost to Werder Bremen 2-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ginter got another shot at first team centre back with Sokratis Papastathopoulos out and Neven Subotic suspended. He didn't deliver however and exhibited the frailties of his last defensive outing against Eintracht Frankfurt on Dec. 1. Ginter's marking was poor for Bremen's second goal and his positioning throughout was well below the standard it needed to be.
Mitch Langerak    G    Borussia Dortmund
Langerak conceded two but could do little to prevent either as Dortmund slumped to a 2-1 defeat Saturday at Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Although only managing to keep one clean sheet in the five games he's played in, Langerak has rarely been to blame. The nervousness that has characterised Dortmund's defense this season has exposed Langerak just as did normal first choice goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller. The story was no different against Bremen, a poor offside trap allowed Bremen's Davie Selke to hit an unstoppable curling shot around Langerak while the Australian could do nothing as Fin Bartels scored from Bremen's swift attack. Langerak had little to do despite conceding two although he did well to keep out Selke's first half effort following a Mats Hummels error.
Shinji Kagawa    M    Borussia Dortmund
Kagawa came on as a 46th minute substitute and was guilty of a couple of glaring misses as Dortmund fell to a 2-1 defeat Saturday at Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Kagawa was brought on for the struggling Sebastian Kehl after half-time to give Dortmund more fire power but missed some of his team's biggest opportunities. He directed a close-range header well wide shortly after coming on and then shot carelessly off target when he was found in space with the score at 2-1. Kagawa is still yet to hit the heights of his pre-Manchester United days, looking far rustier than the player that transferred to England in 2012.
Kevin Grosskreutz    M    Borussia Dortmund
Grosskreutz worked hard but was ineffective in Dortmund's 2-1 defeat Saturday to Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

It was the same old story for Grosskreutz who all season has put in heaps of effort without seriously threatening the opposition. He'd been left out of the starting line-up for the previous two league encounters due a series of ineffective displays and unfortunately returned against Bremen with similarly uninspiring input. He remained on the field for the full 90 minutes but did little to alter the outcome of the game.
Marcel Schmelzer    D    Borussia Dortmund
Schmelzer defended well and was an effective outlet on the left side despite conceding twice in Dortmund's 2-1 loss Saturday to Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Schmelzer made a game high of nine crosses and was in possession more than any other player as he contributed considerably to Dortmund's cause. The full-back also went close when he volleyed over in the first half and despite a couple of poor deliveries from wide areas will be proud of a high-octane performance.
Sebastian Kehl    M    Borussia Dortmund
Kehl struggled and was replaced by Shinji Kagawa after half-time as Dortmund lost to Werder Bremen 2-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kehl played poorly and never got going in with his passing and positioning leaving a lot to be desired. Ultimately he met the same fate as the weekend before, Jurgen Klopp running out of patience and substituting the usually reliable midfield man.
Lukasz Piszczek    D    Borussia Dortmund
Piszczek defended and attacked well at times but was far from his best Saturday as Dortmund lost 2-1 to Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Piszczek returned to the team having missed the home tie with Wolfsburg but didn't play to the best of his abilities. Despite completing seven crosses and going close to scoring with a deflected pass, the Polish international was part of a frail Dortmund defensive line and made too many misplaced passes thus losing valuable possession for his team.
Ciro Immobile    F    Borussia Dortmund
Immobile was ineffective and largely starved of service in Dortmund's 2-1 loss Saturday to Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Following an impressive showing midweek against high-flying Wolfsburg, Immobile went into Saturday's clash in confident mood. However the Italian had scarce opportunity to flaunt his ability, a blocked header from a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross the closest he came to finding the net. Immobile has now completed his first half-season at Dortmund having scored just three times but fans will be hoping he has a similar post-winter season to that he had at Torino last year when he netted 14 Serie A goals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang    F    Borussia Dortmund
Aubameyang looked threatening throughout but couldn't leave a mark on proceedings as Dortmund lost 2-1 Saturday at Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Aubameyang was typically menacing on the wing, always prepared to run at defenders and whip in dangerous crosses into the box. However his deliveries were not met with clinical finishes, not one of his six crosses being converted by his team-mates. Aubameyang finishes the year with five season goals and three assists, a decent return for a player in a team sitting in the automatic relegation spots.
Oliver Kirch    M    Borussia Dortmund
Kirch started his first game of the season and justified selection with an excellent performance as Dortmund narrowly lost 2-1 Saturday to Werder Bremen.

Fantasy Analysis

Kirch has quietly returned to the Dortmund starting line-up amidst little publicity yet his reappearance could well be crucial to his team's season if he continues playing as he did against Bremen. His passing game was tremendous, completing a game high of passes while he also covered every blade of grass, covering more distance than any other player. The 32-year old also managed two efforts on goal as he staked his claim for a permanent place in the side.