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Dortmund's striker Marco Reus celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Cologne and Borussia Dortmund in Cologne western Germany, on December 10, 2016.  / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
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The BEST & The WORST Borussia Dortmund Players Rated In Their Draw Vs FC Koln

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Borussia Dortmund failed to capitalise on their good performance in midweek’s Champions League fixture against Real Madrid as they were held at the hands of FC Koln on Saturday. The Black and Yellows squabbled around the Koln penalty area but failed to unlock the strong defence.

While Artjoms Rudnevs headed for the home side just around the half and hour mark, Reus was on hand, to save Dortmund a point, in late stages to make it 1:1.

Roman Weidenfeller (6.5/10): Failed to continue his excellent performance against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Took ages to dive across the Rudnevs header for the first goal, and didn’t too much after the goal either.

Lukasz Piszczek(6.5/10): Found himself mostly in the final third but faded away as the game went on.

However, the Polish defender got injured and was replaced by Marc Bartra in the first half.

Marc Bartra(6.5/10): A very underwhelming performance from the 25-year-old. Did nothing special to stop Koln from counter attacks.

Ended up with zero interceptions and five tackles attempted.

Sokratis(6.5/10): Was awful in defence. Got owned by Modeste quite a lot of times, in the first half and was literally toothless while defending off the Koln counterattacks.

Matthias Ginter(7/10): Ginter was a key in Dortmund’s buildup phase.

Made the joint most passes in the game, along with Schmelzer(77) and won three aerial battles while making two interceptions.

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Anas Ali Molla

Bundesliga connoisseur and writer at Bundesliga Fanatic and The 4th Official. My heart belongs to Borussia Dortmund or Eintracht Frankfurt (still not sure who deserves the most), but I adore the Bundesliga and Spanish footballing tactics. 16 years old, Josh rides Tyler |-/ (I already love you if you know what that means)/ Come to my house and we will watch Netflix and eat Nutella. lol just kidding.

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