M. ter Stegen
Some have tipped him to be as great as Neuer, and the 19-year-old rose to the occasion tonight. His denial of Gomez in the early minutes was world class, and he kept his composure afterwards. Was caught in no-man's land once, but can thank his defence for bailing him out.
Has in the past been criticised for neglecting his defensive duties, but did well enough to keep Kroos, and later Alaba, from cutting to the inside. A useful outlet in attack as well.
Less spectacular than Brouwers, but equally effective in defence: the pair formed an outstanding partnership: Dante was not at all missed.
Much was required of the man brought in to replace the suspended Dante, and Brouwers indeed had a fantastic game. Tracked Gomez very, very well; on the few occasions the striker did find himself with space to shoot, he closed it down quickly to block the attempt.
An inspired performance from the veteran, who kept Robben from doing the spectacular. Though he saw little of the ball, he made his moments count.
Man of the match. Always a threat on the counterattack, the youngster finally broke through on 41 minutes and scored a morale-killing second goal. Made it 3-0 late with a goal that looked simple, but showcased his intelligence in making all the right runs against a defence that was ill-prepared. Reus will be gone next season, but Gladbach have a good replacement growing into his boots.
A rather quiet game for the Venezuelan, who had one corkscrewing shot sail wide, and otherwise spent most of his time helping Daems in defence. Won the ball off Robben ahead of Herrmann's first goal.
Aggressively engaged his opponents and covered an incredible amount of ground, winning back possession all over the pitch.
Had a couple chances for glory, but was lacking any amount of sharpness in the pass. Defended very well, however, and that is all that truly mattered in Lucien Favre's system.
Useful as an outlet to one-touch pass out to the wings, but had a moment of pure class as his immaculate through ball assisted Herrmann's goal. His movement caused trouble for Bayern: like Miroslav Klose, he proves that scoring ability is just one of several attributes a striker can find useful.
In the right place at the right time to score the simplest of openers into an unguarded net, but was relatively quiet for long spells. Showed a touch of absolutely immense class, though, as he played a wondrous through-ball to assist Herrmann's strike to make it 3-0.
Guilty of, for the second time this season, gifting a goal to Gladbach. He cannot be blamed for the second or third, but the first is always the most critical, and the Germany No. 1 made a terrible mistake.
D. Van Buyten
Strong in the air, yes, but not at all suited for Gladbach's style, which revolves around passing on the ground and free-moving forwards. He was fortunate that his lack of pace was not particularly exposed on the day, but nonetheless was guilty of a very cheap giveaway late in the first half that left a large opening at the back.
Herrmann was his man to mark, but the captain did not react to the youngster's runs for the second and third goals, even though it was quite clear that Badstuber was not in a position to support. Came close to pulling a goal back, but his primary responsibility was to defend, and was found lacking in that regard.
Cannot take the blame for any of the goals, and played one fine through pass early on. However, when Bayern grew desperate, he was replaced as Rafinha was brought on to add attacking quality.
Obviously not responsible for the opener, but perhaps a little naive to assume Lahm would cover Herrmann for Gladbach's second goal. Showed his inexperience as he struggled more than Van Buyten against an unconventional attack.
Scored, but it was a very opportunistic goal and did little to hide what was an overall poor performance. Guilty of losing the ball too easily on multiple occasions, either with a poor touch or a wayward pass. Needs some time to find his form once more.
Played a great cross to Gomez that should have produced a goal, but was otherwise largely lacking in ideas. Can take some blame for Herrmann's goal for hoping for the whistle and not harrying Arango after losing possession.
Rather out of place on the left wing, the youngster played one good ball over the top to Muller and forced a fine save with a shot from distance, but was crying to be used in a central position.
Not particularly convincing in helping quash the Gladbach counterattack, but his role became unnecessary after the hosts went 2-0 ahead. Sacrificed on 57 minutes as Heynckes brought on the attack-minded Alaba.
Ran and ran and ran, but was still unable to make a difference as his poor form from the first half of the season carried over. Had a chance to make a difference on 52 minutes, but his first touch sent the ball looping through the air and into Ter Stegen's arms.
Had his work cut out against a tight Gladbach defence, but as always, found his chance. Was very unlucky to be denied by Ter Stegen on 14 minutes, and never gave up. Could have had two or more goals, but Brouwers made some brilliant challenges to deny him.
- 22 H. Butt
Brought on for the final 33 minutes, the Austrian added width to the left, but none of his crosses came to fruition.
Came off the bench to add attacking quality, but the first time he received the ball, allowed himself to be tackled and gave away a counterattacking chance. Added nothing more going forward than Boateng.
- 23 D. Pranjić
Replaced the injured Van Buyten in the closing minutes and made no mistakes of note. Much more mobile than his predecessor.
- 9 N. Petersen
- 11 I. Olić