Bailed out by his defender Pogatetz in the opening half after being rounded by Reus but no keeper in the world was stopping Schmelzer's free kick
Fantastic last ditch defending to deny Reus in the opening minutes. Played his part in the equaliser with his faint flick on but was suspect at the back.
Booked early on for a foul on Reus and will have been relieved to see the German go off at the break, allowing the American a much more comfortable second half.
A gladiatorial performance from the Swede as he dealt with every ball into the Nurnberg box, pulled his side level with an emphatic finish and saw out the final quarter despite the concerns of the team doctors.
An assured and impressive display from the Germany Under-21 star as he restricted Aubameyang to a spectator for most of the afternoon. Was happy to get forward and force the issue at the other end too.
Struggled down the left for any real impact and didn't get the chances he desired when he did drift in to more central positions to support Ginczek.
An audacious effort delighted the crowd early on when he tried to catch Weidenfeller off of his line from fully 30-yards out. Some poor decisions in the attacking third let his side down in the second period though.
Along with Stark, forced Kuba down blind alleys time and time again in the centre of the pitch. His dangerous deliveries from set pieces were key to Nurnberg getting back on terms.
Looked threatening with the ball at his feet and twisted Subotic and Sokratis inside out on a number of occasions.
An efficient display in the centre alongside Frantz saw the home side clog up the middle effectively and prevent the visitors from many creating much from the centre of the park. Was harshly adjudge to have followed Kuba for the opener.
A lively performance from the former Dortmund youth striker. Was only denied his moment by a couple of key tackles from Subotic and Sokratis.
Had to be alert early on to tip Frantz's header onto the bar. Had absolutely no chance with Nilsson's finish but was rarely stretched throughout.
Recovered from his knock midweek to put in a sturdy display. Was beaten in the air by Pogatetz for the Nurnberg goal but provided some important blocks and tackles throughout, most notably on Ginczek.
A quiet afternoon at right-back for Durm as he gave too much space to Plattenhardt to get in crosses on several occasions.
Performed admirably in the place of injured Hummels. looked strong in the air and quick across the ground to stop Ginczek from running in on goal. Had a chance to win it with the last touch of the game.
Happy to get up and down the left before he struck a beauty of a free kick to put his side ahead. Was clearly struggling with an injury though and came off at the break.
a exasperating display from the youngster as he failed to take his chance in the starting line up. Given a gilt-edged chance to score when played through by Kuba but foiled by Schafer.
Almost opened the scoring but was denied by Pogatetz. A nasty collision with Chandler saw his afternoon curtailed.
A tireless performance from the midfielder who was all over the park all afternoon. Tried to help out Durm and Aubameyang link up as often as possible down the right.
Sat in front of the back four well in the opening period, allowing very little to come through the middle of the park for Nurnberg. His ability allowed Sahin to get further forward too in the second period as BVB when in search of a winner.
The Pole struggled to find space in the first half. Had a much bigger part to play in the second after Reus' withdrawal, carving out good chances for Lewandowski and Ducksch.
A very quiet afternoon from the Gabonese international by his high standards set so far in the Bundesliga. Almost opened the scoring with a volley back across goal but couldn't get on the end of anything else.
Didn't have the impact that Klopp was maybe looking for off the bench. The likes of Mkhitaryan may have provided more impetuous going forward for BVB.
Looked sharp when he came off of the bench to replace Reus. His quick feet and close control couldn't unlock the Nurnberg defence however.
Had the chance to put his side in front when Hofmann's effort deflected into his path. Still willing to work though.