He had very little to do and could not be faulted for the goal. However, he was very fortunate not to pay for a terrible mistake in the second half when his errant touch let in Farfan, who blasted the ball over.
Never really faced a direct test as Jurado preferred to drift infield. Did pick up a booking late on for a sly trip on Farfan when it was win-at-all-costs time. Supported Robben nicely in attack and provided a good overlapping outlet on the right.
Breno was handed the vote of confidence from Louis van Gaal ahead of Badstuber and he didn't let the side down. He made some excellent tackles on Raul, who was a handful with his close control.
Robben received enough of the ball - that's without question but he was a little too predictable tonight. Had a few decent shots on goal, which was more than anyone else on his side could muster but his delivery from crosses lacked fizz and power and was too easy to defend against.
Most certainly had a better game than at the weekend but still a long way short of his best. There was one notable poor pass in the first-half, which ceded possession to Schalke. Found himself on the end of crosses inside the area but lacked the composure and perhaps the confidence to ruthlessly tuck the ball away.
The Frenchman toiled away down the left-hand side and whilst he didn't have his most effective night, he did pose Uchida some problems and the Japanese defender was fortunate to stay on the field. Again, like Robben was too predictable, which limited his potency.
The Brazilian signed in January highlighted his versatility once more as he started in midfield and dropped back to defence. He got stuck in and won the majority of his 18 challenges whilst also proving to be wonderfully efficient in possession with 97% of passes on target. A worthy replacement for van Bommel on this display.
Provided some of Bayern's better moments going forward down the left-flank and had one decent effort on goal. Was caught out of position as the contest went on - he went forward to chase the game and Farfan was often then in a position to relieve some of the pressure on Schalke.
Not the most serene of performances from the Ukrainian, who missed one critical interception, which almost let Schalke in. He also looked troubled by Raul's movement and Farfan's pace, earning a booking for hauling the winger to the floor. Replaced by Kroos with Bayern needing to chase the game.
The big striker had one glorious chance to head home an equaliser but he failed to even make contact. He got little loose change from Metzelder and Hoewedes, who for the most part, were imperious in the air. Should he have had a penalty? Perhaps. In fairness, he can't score in every game.
Mueller endured a frustrating evening as he was stifled by the wall of blue, which protected the Schalke half like a blanket. He was not helped by the midfield trio of die Knappen working back and shielding Metzelder and Hoewedes, which meant he was never able to get into the game. Not a surprise when Klose replaced him.
Held onto every ball and from crosses, he was very decisive and assured, which breathed confidence into the Schalke backline and laid the foundation upon which Schalke built this win. Never called upon to make a truly spectacular save but his bravery and mental strength to stand up to a hostile crowd earn him a lot of brownie points.
A lot of people probably gasped or chuckled at the addition of Sarpei, who had been banished to the second team. As it happened, the experienced utility-man acquitted himself well as he relied on positional sense and nouse to limit the threat of Robben.
Metzelder has endured his fair share of criticism this season but tonight he was at his very best, reminding us all why he was a key player for Dortmund when fit and why Real Madrid wanted him. He cut out/intercepted countless balls inside the box with his head and always resisted the temptation to lunge in with a rash tackle.
The young defender was a tower of strength at the back, producing one of his best displays of the season. His positioning was excellent, he cleared every ball that needed to be and also set up the winning goal to boot with a clever header into the path of Raul.
A chequered performance from the Japanese international, who is yet to return to his best since the Asian Cup. He did a lot of good work against Ribery, sticking to the winger like glue but he undid that when he lost his rag in the second-half and should have been sent off for an off-the-ball trip on the Frenchman.
In the midfield trio today instead of defence, he covered a lot of ground in front of the back four. Although he did fall foul of Florian Meyer on a few occasions and was lucky a further time not to be penalised for a foul on Klose, for the most part he shielded the defence very well as the gameplan emphasised his defensive strengths. Was like a third centre-back at times coming back into the box to sweep up anything not picked up by the centre-backs.
Annan has long been earmarked for a move to a bigger club after impressing for Rosenborg but until now, he had not truly convinced in the royal blue of Schalke. He was somewhat better tonight - tenacious and determined but needs to win more midfield battles. Was tidy with the ball and played his part in the victory.
Was nominally on the left-hand side but his average position was dead centre behind Raul, which did lend a lop-sidedness to Schalke going forward. Did not get hugely involved in the play although in fairness, the Schalke gameplan of letting Bayern have most of the ball did not suit his style of play.
Kluge is a real unsung hero in this Schalke team among an array of superstars. He gave excellent protection to Uchida, which meant they could double-team Ribery and had bounds of energy to come forward with the ball. He is a player whom Felix Magath can rely on against the sternest of opposition.
Scored the opening goal, which ultimately proved decisive - the goalscoring hero could have had a couple of others but for being denied by Bayern. His movement was excellent and he held the ball up reasonably well when required. Blotted his copybook a little with a fiery temperament but that should not detract from his decisive contribution this evening.
Shook off an adductor problem to play and took a lot of pressure off his side, who had only one third of the ball, with his speed and ability to transform defence into attack. His delivery from set-pieces was good, if not great and exposed weaknesses in the Bayern team setup.
- H. Butt
D. Van Buyten
Made one good intervention in defence when Schalke countered but otherwise was a makeshift target man, who posed few concerns to the visitors' defence. Even if you can see the logic, it's still hard to fathom why he came on ahead of the more dynamic Altintop.
- H. Badstuber
Came on in the second-half and looked neat and tidy. Operated from deep, which allowed Schweinsteiger to advance forward. Pinged the ball around nicely out to the right and had one decent effort on goal.
- A. Ottl
- Hamit Altıntop
The arch goal-poacher was introduced in place of the peripheral Mueller but that golden chance remained elusive.