Guilty of dropping the ball a few times, but was bailed out by the referee's whistle. Had little work to overall, but did well when called to duty, particularly late when he denied Jansen from close range.
Given a surprise start after Neven Subotic was injured during the warm-up and did not disappoint. The Brazilian formed a strong partnership with Hummels at the back and only looked in trouble once, but even that time, his pace and strength bailed him out.
Resigned to a more defensive role than Piszczek, the ex-Chemnitz defender did well at the back, and for the most part kept Tore quiet.
Caught up-field once early on, but settled in and enjoyed an excellent performance overall. Kept Petric under wraps and distributed the ball from deep with typical expertise. As often is the case, he never committed a single foul.
Defended brilliantly against Elia in the first half, forcing the Dutchman's substitution. Moving forward, the Polish wing-back was outstanding; he tirelessly ran forward and was always on hand to support the attack. His near-assist to Kagawa was perhaps the best pass of the match.
Rather unfortunate not to score after having two superb strikes sailed wide and a third hit the post. The Japanese playmaker nonetheless had a good game; his movement was sublime, and his passing and touch in midfield kept the ball moving just too fast for HSV to handle. Also did well to clear Jansen's header off the line.
Appears to have improved with his play on the ball over the course of the summer. Scored the opener with an immaculate finish, and nearly set up a second goal shortly thereafter. Scored the vital third goal early in the second half before moving into a left-back role. His tireless running caused all sorts of problems for Diekmeier.
A quiet game from the Germany international, but it was also a quiet game for the HSV attack: exactly what can be expected of a player of Bender's skill set and tactical role. He did manage to play a big role in the third goal, returning a lovely ball to Gotze.
Man of the match. Set up Grosskreutz for the opener, then created and scored the second. Always made the right decisions, always a hard runner, and always at the centre of the action. Much is expected of the youngster this season. In his first test, Gotze passed with flying colours.
Has not yet filled the shoes of his predecessor, Nuri Sahin, but managed to do quite well in his first game. Played some brilliant balls forward and other than being dispossessed deep in his own half on one occasion, looked strong in possession. Still has to develop his instincts in the centre.
Rarely a threat on goal, but found a way to be effective without scoring: his link-up play was superb. Used his strength to shrug off Mancienne, and connected well with Gotze. Played a glorious back-heel to set up the youngster for his goal.
Made one bad decision early on but was simply left without a chance to stop any of the goals scored. He did well enough to deny Grosskreutz the third, but was unfortunate to have the rebound fall back to the striker's feet.
Produced some good defensive skills individually, but HSV were a wreck at the back for long periods and the Germany international failed to provide the stability and leadership that should come with his experience.
Failed to step forward to play Grosskreutz offside ahead of the opener, and then was out-muscled by Lewandowski while trying to commit a professional foul.
Disappointing after having an impressive pre-season. The former Germany youth international was often out-run by Grosskreutz, and critically so for the opener.
Had no command of the centre of the park and proved to be no valid stand-in for David Jarolim. Had to resort to pulling Gotze's shirt to stop the young attacker.
Had one bright spell early on when he won the ball near the edge of his attacking penalty area and nearly completed a nice one-two. After that, his day was similar to that of Rincon. Simply out-run and out-skilled in the centre.
One of the few bright spots in the Hamburg attack. The former Chelsea winger made an excellent run early in the game before setting up Petric, and later did the same for Jansen. His technique and skill will make Tore a very valuable player for HSV.
The best member of a defensive line that was a train wreck. Did well to support the attack on the few occasions he was able to get forward, and often forced Gotze to look centrally for opportunities.
Provided absolutely no inspiration and looked uninterested. Substituted at half-time.
Was clearly not up to pace after the Copa America, and it showed not only in his play, but his fitness. Forced to withdraw in the first half.
Given few chances, but did very little with them. Could not free himself from Hummels and Santana, and when he did, his shot was well off target.
- 20 M. Langerak
Fired a dangerous cross late that was just slightly too hard for Lewandowski to reach. Had the forward connected, it would have surely been a goal.
On for the final seconds.
- 7 M. Leitner
- 8 Antônio da Silva
- 10 Mohamed Zidan
On for the final quarter hour, the Croatian forward made good use of his time and had a free kick hit the side netting.
- 29 T. Mickel
- 5 J. Bruma
A massive improvement over Elia. Jansen had a good attempt saved and a header cleared off the line. On another day he might have scored twice.
His one contribution to the match was to score the late consolation goal. Of all input, he picked the right kind.
- 14 D. Jarolím
Replaced Guerrero and had no better effect. Invisible, for the most part.
- 25 P. Skjelbred