Had one save to make all afternoon as Nurnberg failed to really test the BVB keeper.
Forced to come off early in the first half with the same Achilles injury that saw him withdrawn in the Champions League midweek.
A goalscoring return for the centre-back who has been greatly missed during his spell on the treatment table. Brought a composure to the back-line that has been missing in recent weeks.
Never given much trouble in a defensive capacity, dealing well with any attack down Dortmund's right. Fluffed his lines at the other end mind you.
Got forward well and stung the palms of Schafer with a drive from range. Never in any trouble at the back and always seemed in control.
One of the quieter players in a yellow and black jersey but still produced a solid platform for BVB to commit to regular attacks.
The best performer on the park and appeared to be everywhere. Set up Lewandowski and thoroughly deserved his goal after being denied countless times by the impressive Schafer.
Solid deliveries from set pieces caused constant problems for the visitors and he played a big part in the opening goal with a dangerous delivery.
Given the chance to run at Nurnberg defenders time and again but despite making decent ground his final ball often let him down.
Uncharacteristically quiet afternoon for the Gabon international. Often involved but didn't create as much as he would have perhaps liked.
He may be heading to Bavaria come the summer but he's still giving his all for the BVB cause and was a constant threat to the Nurnberg goal, grabbing the second with a well taken finish.
Beaten three times but produced a fantastic performance full of incredible saves. Unlucky to have conceded as many as he did.
Kept Aubameyang quiet and battled hard but still ended up on the losing side as Nurnberg failed to cope with wave after wave of attack.
Had to come off with an injury midway through the first half. Things could have perhaps been different had he stayed on the park.
Didn't actually do too much wrong and Grosskreutz certainly wasn't given an easy time on the wing.
Nurnberg's main attacking threat. He looked confident coming down the left wing and was the only player in a red shirt to test Weidenfeller all afternoon.
Booked for a talking back to the referee. A stupid caution that saw his movements restricted in the second period.
Had a change of partner in the centre of defence and that seemed to be the catalyst for Nurnberg's demise. Was fairly solid himself.
Saw plenty of the ball in the midfield as Nurnberg matched BVB for possession. Unfortunately didn't do much with it.
Got stuck in with the likes of Mkhitaryan and Sahin but often came out second best.
Back from injury but clearly not quite back up to match fitness. He did well to set up Pekhart but did precious little aside.
Should have put his side in front when presented with a golden opportunity but struck the woodwork. Didn't get any further chances after that and struggled in the lone role.