An inspired first half from the ex-Boca stopper saw him save everything thrown at him, including a great double stop from Gotze.
Looked unsure how to deal with Dortmund's diagonal balls and movement, staying static and leaving space across the back. Pardoned by less than impeccable finishing.
At times left far too much space behind as he tried to press, leaving the likes of Gotze and Reus with space that on another day would have been fatal. But, regained his composure to finish the second half strongly.
Kept the right flank more or less under control, occasionally struggling when stretched by Dortmund's lightning counter play.
One of the men who went closest for Malaga in opening the scoring, as he saw a header palmed away by Weidenfeller. Defensively a mixed bag.
One of the hosts' principal creative links, distributed well and forced a great save from Weidenfeller when he smashed a volley towards the net.
The most dynamic member of Malaga's midfield tried hard to match the German industry, and also offered an option going forward with his surges.
The wideman's lack of mobility was sometimes evident but there was still occasion for a handful of wonderful touches from the former Valencia man.
A disappointingly quiet game from the Brazilian, who failed to impose himself against a strong BVB backline and could not make the difference.
Always a tricky customer for the Dortmund backline as he tried to open up the game, but his finishing let him down early on.
Showed a few wobbles between the posts, but was solid when it counted coming up with a handful of vital saves for his team.
Struggled with Saviola when the Argentine had time to turn by the byline, but otherwise put in a strong defensive display and ensured that Dortmund dictated the tempo.
Always a danger advancing down the right-hand side, almost set up Grosskreutz in the first half with an excellent low cross.
Given few problems at the back, losing Weligton at a corner that almost proved costly was a rare slip from the Brazilian, who marshalled well compatriot Baptista.
Looked uncomfortable at times when confronted with the subtle skills of the likes of Isco and Saviola, but was not unduly troubled at the back.
As always, a strong presence in the middle of the pitch for the German champions. Played Gotze in during the second half with a perfect through ball that was once more wasted.
An efficient, understated force for Dortmund as they won comfortably the battle in midfield. As always, full of sacrifice and pressed incessantly.
Used the ball intelligently around the Boqueron penalty area, distributing well; but was another BVB man to squander the chance to send his side into the lead.
Not the best of nights for the young star, had some of Dortmund's best chances but a lack of cool in front of goal cost dearly.
Always strong in his approach play, setting up Gotze with a great flicked header early on; but guilty of a shocking miss early in the second half.
His direct running and use of space was overwhelming for a less than dynamic Malaga backline, and a well-timed pass to Gotze early on deserved better definition.