Caused some hearts to flutter in the SGL Arena as Lewandowski’s header sailed over his head, but thankfully Langkamp was there to spare his blushes. Made amends later in the game with a superb save at full stretch to deny Grosskreutz a goal-bound header.
Apart from a heart-in-mouth moment when Schmelzer was able to sneak in behind him, he executed his defensive duties in confident fashion and played his part in the result.
Solid and dependable at the back, proving an effective man-marker on Lewandowski for much of the game. At the other end of the field, he sent a header just over the bar from a corner.
Personified the Augsburg defensive effort with a fantastic, last ditch header that cleared Lewandowski’s effort off the line in one of the best chances for BVB. Was not fazed by his illustrious opponents and kept his concentration to the very end.
Expertly nullified the threat of Kuba, and at times Piszczek, on the right flank. Lock-down defence all game.
The on-loan Leverkusen man did not give up an inch throughout the contest in midfield, with his dirty work at the top of the box crucial in securing the result and often the springboard for Augsburg to attempt to get forward on the break.
Tracked back well from his advanced position to double team the likes of Grosskreutz out wide. Sent a snap shot just off the far post, and facilitated the best chance for the hosts, leading a counterattack before feeding Bellinghausen for what was so nearly a goal.
His attacking threat was often limited as he spent much of his time in his own half, but was a Weidenfeller fist away from opening the scoring with a close range shot.
Stretched his legs on the right channel once or twice in the second half as Dortmund’s increased attempts going forward left him with a bit of space. However, his main contribution was to provide an extra body in midfield.
Ploughed a very lonely furrow up front, and was mostly responsible for chasing down lost causes. Was foiled on the break twice, and also committed a few fouls on the BVB centre backs.
Had a chance with a towering header that Weidenfeller did well to catch, but like the rest of his squad, his task ended up being a primarily defensive one.
Did his job between the posts, saving brilliantly from Bellinghausen to prevent an Augsburg goal coming out of the interval.
Showed flashes of danger with his overlapping play out wide, and proved to be a greater threat than Piszczek on the opposite flank.
Most of his time was spent in the opposition half of the field, but his efforts were in vain as the visitors simply stifled him on the right flank. Was also fortunate to see Weidenfeller come to his rescue as Bellinghausen was able to sprint beyond him for an early second-half chance.
Dominant in the air as always, but made a few perplexing, perhaps even nervy decisions, executing a number of safety-first defensive clearances when under little to no pressure from the Augsburg frontline.
Read the game in his typically diligent manner, and was often able to get between the Augsburg lines to make timely interceptions. Also sent a pair of promising long balls from defence, but a questionable back pass to Weidenfeller almost gifted Augsburg a chance.
Ran down a lot of dead ends and blind alleys as he was stymied out wide by the hosts. Came closest to a Dortmund breakthrough with a header that almost crept into the far post, but for a excellent save by Jentzsch.
Try as he might, Kuba could never get it going out on the right as the sheer tenacity of Augsburg prevented him from making a decisive impact. Taken off near the end.
Saw yellow for charging into Baier and somehow managed to escape a second booking, first for diving theatrically in an attempt to win a penalty, then for giving away a dangerous free kick on the edge of his area. Close shave all game for the BVB skipper, who also was wayward with his distribution.
A decidedly mediocre performance from the Japanese international, who was unable to function in attacking midfield with the usual spring in his step. Had one or two moments in the second half, but was ultimately unable to get into top gear.
Huffed and puffed in the centre of midfield, but was taken off in the second half for Perisic as Klopp looked for a more forward thinking option.
Like the rest of his team-mates in the offensive third, he was never able to function at his best. No time, or space to make anything happen, though a looping header near the end of the first half was cleared off the line.