The young goalkeeper has reputation of overdoing things, and certainly lived up to it in this game. Committed too early on quite a few occasion, and spilled the ball in a dangerous position in the 56th minute. He did pull off some good saves, though, denying Kagawa & co on a few occasions with his save on Gotze and then on Subotic in the final minutes of the game being a highlight.
Had a horrible game in defensive sense as Gotze and Piszczek made like work of him more often than not. Caught in no man's land for the equalizer, committed a clear foul in the penalty box in the 37th minute, and failed to deal with a simple ball on the 56th minute, which could have led to a goal. In attack, however, the ex-Juventus man was a dangerous outlet, and impressed with his crossing.
The Germany international kept his concentration from start to finish, which rarely happens in game, in what was a very good performance. Did very well to limit Kagawa and Lewandowski's efficiency in the first half and score the opener, but was somewhat less assuring after the break as he was caught out of position on a few occasions and lost quite a few of his challenges.
Tried his best to neutralize Perisic, but when Kagawa joined in, he barely managed to cope. His contribution in attack was simply appalling.
The ex-Fiorentina man drifted in an out of the game, combining the brilliant with the horribly wrong. Failed to be much of a threat with his passing, but reminded of his thunderous shot with a 25-yard volley, which narrowly missed the target.
Played a key role in the opener, and was always dangerous from set-pieces. His passing, however, was not incisive as one would expect, and he generally looked devout of ideas
Did a lot of work in the center of the pitch, keeping it simple with his passing, while fighting for every ball against the visitors. All in all a good game for the Dane.
The Japanese striker failed to make an impact as more often than not he was unable to pierce Dortmund's resolute defense. Put in a lot of effort, but to no avail.
The Austrian found it very hard against Schmelzer and Hummels, who managed to nullify his efficiency. Ran a lot, but the final product was missing. Had one awful shot in the 78th minute, but played a key part in the opener by hitting the post.
Rarely had chances to take advantage of as he was well marshaled by Hummels & co. Had an easy chip miss the target in the first half, and generally looked isolated from the game.
Had no chance for the opener, but could have done better of a few occasions. Nearly got surprised by Traore shortly after the 70-minute mark as he almost deflected the ball in. Did not inspire much confidence in the air.
The Serbian often committed silly and needless fouls and looked like the weak link in Dortmund's defence in the first half. Caught in the headlights for the opener, and was a bit reckless in his challenges. Improved greatly after the break and nearly scored in the 85th minute.
Was once again at the top of his game, reading play superbly and organizing the defence. Put in a few immense tackles and distributed the ball well. Nearly cleared the ball off the line for the opener.
The Germany international was a rock at the back, managing to handle the tireless Harnik without much trouble. Nearly scored from a free-kick in late minutes of the game, and supported Perisic and Kagawa well on the the flank.
Impressive in attack, the defender was found out of position a couple of times, but almost always managed to make amendments. Capped a good performance with a goal, and was a major force in the final third.
Unstoppable on the ball as his technique caused Stuttgart a lot of trouble. His finishing, however, was below-par as he missed a few clear opportunities to seal the three points for BVB.
The Germany international had a decent game, showcasing his immense technical ability and instincts. Had a couple of shots narrowly miss the target, but was dangerous whenever he was on the ball. A bit unlucky not to score.
Had a very good game, passing well, and fighting for every ball. Had to be substituted at half-time as he apparently picked up an injury.
Despite completing most of his passes, the captain had a so-so game. His atrocious marking of Harnik led to the opener, and was outpaced by Stuttgart's midfield on more than one occasion.
The Croatian put in a lot of effort, but generally failed to make an impact. He did free up space for others to exploit, but was not much of a threat himself.
The Polish striker could not get on the score-sheet, but his presence upfront did not go unnoticed. Occupied Tasci and Maza, leaving Kagawa with a lot of space and time to make use of. His final ball was not top-notch, however, as he failed to threaten Ulreich's goal.