Attentive and pro-active in the Galatasaray net, he was left exposed in the build-up to Jones' equaliser and had little chance of keeping the ball out.
Given a torrid time in defence, exposed at will by Draxler and Farfan and continually caught out of position. Did not enjoy himself.
Kept the right hand side of the pitch more or less under control before being subbed in the final minutes, as Schalke opted to hit their opponents on the other flank.
Was almost left blushing when Farfan's cross almost ended up in his own net, but made amends with a crucial block from the Peruvian to keep the score level.
Tested Hildebrand with one speculative effort, but needed to provide a little more going forward to give his side more bite. Struggled to contain Draxler at the other end.
His burst down the right wing gave Schalke problems throughout. Should have added a second with an effort that struck the bar.
Needed to do more anchoring the midfield, was too easily passed by the likes of Draxler and Jones putting Galatasaray on the back foot.
The creative inspiration for the Turkish giants. Passed intelligently throughout the clash, most notably with a delicate chip that led to Yilmaz's goal.
Failed to impress in his return to Champions League action, was a peripheral figure for the first 45 minutes before being replaced.
Showed great awareness to continue harassing Howedes and force the mistake, and followed with a spectacular strike to open the scoring.
Seemed to lack precision going forward, too often his touch let him down. Still managed to force a couple of saves from Hildebrand.
Came up big for his side with a handful of vital saves, most notably from Drogba when the Ivorian burst through. Could not do anything for the goal.
Stretched at times by Altintop, who burst through on the right at will. Improved in the second half and helped Schalke finish well on top.
Lost track of Yilmaz on more than one occasion, and was saved by the lightning reactions of his keeper to keep Schalke in the game.
Was a strong figure in the middle, harrying and tackling well while also distributing solidly to the Schalke dangermen.
A lapse in concentration cost the captain dearly and was punished with Yilmaz's opener. Regained composure and was solid.
Put in a solid display on the right side of defence, although he looked uncomfortable when Drogba drifted out wide to create space.
Galatasaray were warned as early as the first minute about the winger's shooting, and he took his goal with aplomb to give Schalke a massive boost.
Broke forward with class at times, but was also guilty of spurning a couple of excellent chances to cross with a disappointing final product.
Steadily gained confidence, and finished the game as one of the best players on the pitch. Gave Galatasaray a torrid time when he advanced with the ball.
Along with Jones and Draxler, one of the best in blue across the 90 minutes. Never failed to reach the byeline and was crucial in the goal, although he had a great chance to make it two.
The striker had an off-day by his standards, missing a gilt-edged opportunity in the first half and failing to stay on the same wavelength as his dynamic team-mates.