Beaten by a Ginczek piledriver that hit the woodwork but otherwise untroubled in goal.
Like his partner at the back Dante, he flattered to deceive in the rare Nurnberg attacks during the opening period, but was more comfortable after the break. Tested Schafer with a long range shot.
Every attacking contribution was steeped in quality, and one of his many pinpoint crosses found the head of Franck Ribery for the opener. The captain put in a display that was a pleasure to watch.
One or two nervy moments in the first half when Nurnberg attacked, but was mostly a spectator as Bayern dominated.
Secure at the back and had one or two moments going forward where he came close to getting his name on the scoresheet. But his best chance to do so was wasted from the penalty spot as Raphael Schafer saved his spot kick.
A figure of calm and poise in his role as the lone pivot, breaking up attacks, spraying the ball around to great effect and even bombing forward occasionally to attack the ball inside the area.
Marauded down the left hand side all game long, and for a very long time, was the most likely source of a breakthrough with his propensity to cause havoc. After a few near misses, he came through after the hour mark with a placed header to break the deadlock.
His long anticipated Bayern Munich debut fell rather flat. Perhaps a consequence of having too many attacking midfielders trying to affect the game at the same time, but the summer signing, who was returning from a lengthy layoff, could not get into his stride and looked off the pace.
Forgettable in the first half, but a completely different beast once Bayern opened the scoring. Was influential after Ribery departed, tearing Nurnberg's right flank apart, and came up with an outstanding goal to seal matters, beating three players and finishing.
Slightly underwhelming given the level of attacking nous shown by his team at times, but still distributed the ball effectively. Subbed in the second half.
Provided his side with a good target to pick out from crosses, but probably should have made more of the multiple headed chances that fell his way.
For over an hour, the shot-stopper was a one-man barrier, making a few outstanding saves to keep the visitors at bay, even thwarting Alaba from the penalty spot for good measure. Deserved better.
Was solid for the best part of an hour but simply had no answer for Robben.
Helped do a lot of defensive work with Pinola on the left hand side but rarely threatened going forward.
Seemed intent on bullying the Bayern front line all game before he himself suffered a setback, hobbling off with an injury in the first half. Harshly penalised to concede a penalty.
Strong covering play across the defensive line whenever his full backs were exposed. But finally began to wear down late on as the pressure from Bayern told.
Given his fair share of problems by Ribery and had to lean on his team-mates for defensive support.
Put in an honest shift in the middle of the park, working tirelessly off the ball and snuffing out danger when he could.
Contributed nothing in attack and offered his full-back no manner of defensive assistance. Wasteful with the ball as well.
Rather fruitless for him in midfield today as he was left chasing shadows off the ball.
Abject in an attacking midfield role and shown up as defensively suspect on multiple occasions, failing to provide good cover.
Nearly scored with a terrific shot that rattled the crossbar and was at the heart of everything positive for the visitors in attack.
Not much effect on proceedings in his spell on the field.
Stretched Nurnberg even further on the flanks after coming on, but could and should have buried a point blank chance late in the game; instead, he hit the post.
Worked himself into a plenty of goalscoring positions and was unlucky not to register his name on the scoresheet.
A good tackle on Mandzukic aside, he was helpless to stop the relentless waves of Bayern attacks.
Fairly positive on the ball but he should have been on much earlier when the match was still there for the taking.
Not quite enough time to make an impact on proceedings.