After a quiet 40 or so minutes, he showed just why he had been presented with the trophy for Sportswriters' Player of the Year with an excellent fingertip save to deny Arango. He then showed fallibility, coming to the edge of the box and failing to connect, allowing De Camargo to score.
Charged with solidifying a weak Bayern central defence, the former Hamburg man began confidently. However, he was culpable for Gladbach's opening goal when he misjudged the bounce of the ball and failed to connect with his header. Did not last the game as he was sacrificed in search of an equaliser.
Back in the Bundesliga, he was eager from the off to attack down the right and cross into the penalty box. However, he faded as Bayern ran out of gas and ideas, which was a loss for his side as Lahm was ineffective attacking on the other flank.
One of just two survivors from last year's back five, he produced an important block to thwart the dangerous Reus. Did a good job in marking Hanke out of proceedings and was the best performer at the back for his side today.
Returning to the left-hand side of defence, he was able to overlap with Muller, who tended to cut inside. However, he lacked conviction with his left foot, which nullified his attacking threat. Defensively he did not have too many problems save one burst from Reus, where he declined to make a challenge.
Another typical Schweinsteiger performance of recent times in the league. Excellent in his distribution but not as threatening as he ought to be and he should look to take the game by the scruff of the neck more against tightly packed defences.
The Dutch winger had the odd burst of pace and a shot over the crossbar but was very well marshalled by Daems, which meant he had to resort to dinking balls into the box in the first half. Led the charge once Bayern went behind and was denied by a fine save from ter Stegen. Not his day.
Without ever particularly standing out, the big Brazilian was tidy in possession, with the occasional more elaborate pass and used his imposing frame to win the ball countless times for the team. He may not be Arturo Vidal but Bayern shelled out a lot of money for a reason.
In the side today due to Ribery's absence, he found it difficult to orchestrate the game as the playmaker. Apart from a couple of long-range shots, he offered little in the way of danger. No surprise when the Frenchman replaced him.
Deployed today on the left in place of Ribery, he exceeded in the space he was afforded as he helped Bayern stretch the play. His close control in and around the area helped create space as Gladbach sat deep.
Had an early chance with his head and made some intelligent runs into the channels. Denied in the second half by an excellent stop from Ter Stegen and then the post.
M. ter Stegen
The young goalkeeper was a touch hesitant early on but was much more assured thereafter, making one good stop to deny Gomez. Improved as the game went on ,denying Robben with an agile stop before the save of the match to thwart Schweinsteiger.
The spare defender, he was in an uncompromising mood in the tackle and had to be warned on more than one occasion by referee Babak Refati. Still, he stayed the right side of the line and led his team superbly at the back in Stranzl's absence.
A popular figure with the Gladbach fans, he had the odd difficulty tracking the runs in behind of Mario Gomez.. Though he lost more duels than he won, he stood firm particularly in the second half when Bayern grew ever more desperate.
The Belgian played a key role in managing to subdue Arjen Robben, which helped render Bayern largely impotent and was also on hand to head behind his own goal when Gladbach were under pressure.
Produced an excellent tackle on Muller when the Bayern man looked set to pull the trigger and score. However, he also had trouble with his opposite number who at times was a split second quicker in terms of his thinking.
Like Nordtveit, he displayed endless energy to help shield his defence and stifle the Bayern midfield. When Gladbach sensed a victory could be on the cards, also unfurled some nice passes forward. Covered more ground than anyone today.
With Bayern dominating, he had few chances to display his quality before the break but he had his side's best chance, forcing a fine save from Neuer.
Stayed very deep and covered a huge amount of ground in front of his two centre-backs. Did put his side in trouble on a couple of occasions with loose passes but that should not detract from the important work he put in today.
I. de Camargo
The striker saw little of the ball in the first-half but did on occasions come deep to link with Reus. He lacked support from his team-mates, a view he made sure he put across to his team-mates. However, he received all the necessary support from Neuer and Boateng before bravely heading home the winning goal. If he stays fit, he can be one of the league's leading frontmen.
The livewire looked to come in off the right flank to try and conjure up some magic for his team. Left Lahm for dead just before the half-hour before his shot was blocked. Could have been more decisive with his decision making.
The striker sometimes lacked good understanding with Reus, who was buzzing around the pitch. Pulled up late on with an injury and was replaced by Herrmann, which summed up a disappointing day on a personal level.
- 22 H. Butt
- 5 D. Van Buyten
- 27 D. Alaba
- 44 A. Tymoshchuk
Summoned on the hour mark, he took a while to get up to speed coming back from an ankle injury. Latched onto a loose Nordtveit pass and made a superb run before setting up Petersen but otherwise offered little.
Made his Bayern debut in the last quarter and lacked a little in confidence, as evidenced when he chose not to go for goal from Ribery's cross, when that was the better option to take.
- 14 T. Usami