He has been one of the in-form goalkeepers in the Bundesliga since the start of the season, and he showed some of that form to help keep Bayern at bay for large periods of the game.
The former Chelsea centre-back looked sharp in the first-half of the match, with a super tackle on Alaba inside the box a particular highlight. But a momentary lapse in concentration allowed Bayern to catch the hosts on the break and score the opener.
He was sturdy in the first 45 minutes but part of a backline that buckled early in the second-half. The club captain will want to forget this team performance quickly.
He started at left-back before moving up to left of midfield in the second-half. He showed one moment of timely pace and passing 12 minutes in but not too much else. Yellow carded for dissent.
The full-back looked weak going forward and struggled to deal with Alaba and Ribery when defending. Booked a third of the way into the match for a careless elbow and was forced to be even more conservative in his challenges from then on.
He had the best (and only) Hamburg chance of the first-half when he shot inches wide from 30 yards and he shielded well when in possession. But, his marking was slack and he let opposition players have too much time on the ball. Brought off at half-time.
The Croatian midfielder held his own early on in the game but struggled to keep the likes of Schweinsteiger and Kroos at bay.
R. van der Vaart
Spearheading the centre of Hamburg’s attack, the ex-Real Madrid man threatened briefly but struggled to stamp his authority.
Looked sloppy and wasteful in possession. His passing was restricted to long balls which rarely came off.
The South Korean starlet was comfortable with the ball at his feet, but was not given as much opportunity to play as he would of liked.
The attacker was completely anonymous in the first-half perhaps even more so in the second period.
Barely had anything to do in the match for 45 minutes except watch the game in front of him. Had to make a couple of routine saves in the second but nothing of any great danger.
The Brazilian had a quiet game but showed sufficient quality when required.
The young left-back looked sprightly with his bursts up and down the flanks causing chaos in Hamburg’s defence. Forced a few saves from Adler and made timely tackles in his position further back when it was needed.
The ex-Manchester City defender’s passing was occasionally wayward, but his positioning was more solid and his marking of Van der Vaart efficient.
The full-back attacked with pace in his customary manner, but also showed his ability in defence with a couple of vital interceptions.
A petty booking aside for a late tackle, the France international was in stunning form. He was a persistent threat, helped craft the second goal and put through a perfectly-weighted pass for the third.
The Germany international opened the scoring with a header and helped to dominate the midfield. Ran the show in the middle of the park.
The midfielder went quietly about his business and enjoyed an efficient display before being replaced by Javi Martinez late on.
The attacking midfielder nearly tore the net in two with his thunderbolt goal and put in an admirable shift that was full of running.
Quiet early on but then burst into life by creating the first goal with a flicked header just before half-time. He then doubled the scoreline with a masterful finish from an acute angle.
The striker had a number of chances to get on the scoresheet but it was not to be his day, with his team-mates taking responsibility for goalscoring duties on this occasion.
Brought on for Gustavo, the midfielder was needlessly yellow carded with just over 20 minutes left. He helped keep Hamburg's midfield at bay, but by the time he had been brought on the hosts had lost all of their fighting spirit.
Came on late in the game but did not play long enough to make an impact of note.