Gladbach did not have a single shot on goal in the first half as the goalkeeper was nothing more than a spectator before the break. Did well to come off his line on a couple of occasions, but could have easily just sat in the stands and enjoyed the match.
The left-back was Dortmund's outstanding player in defence as he was impervious at the back and an absolute beast in attack. Assisted Perisic's goal with fine free-kick.
The Pole was not his usual attacking self on the right flank as he looked timid and disinterested. Rarely troubled in defensive sense.
Was solid throughout the game, and made a handful of good forays in the final third. Showed his remarkable vision by delivering a few wonderful passes.
The Serbian had very little to do, but still managed to play Reus onside in a situation that could have easily resulted in a goal, had the referee not waved his flag.
Made a couple of great passes, but was not up to his usual standard on the day. Did not put much effort in defensive sense either.
The winger was largely invisible throughout the first half, and hardly improved after the break. Lost the ball very easily on a handful of occasions.
Did not look worried that his team might throw the game away as he stepped down a gear from his usual standard. Not involved in an attacking sense and rarely had to intervene at the back.
Looked very motivated to prove himself and constantly chased the ball. Was rewarded for his efforts with a superb chance, which he put away with aplomb.
The Japanese did very well to create chances for himself, but his finishing let him down way too many times. Missed a handful of easy opportunities, but it did not really matter in the end as he decided the game with a goal on the hour mark.
The Polish striker started off well, troubling Gladbach with his clever movement and strength. Had a nice shot narrowly miss the target early on, but from there on he was largely invisible.
M. ter Stegen
Pulled off a superb double save on Kagawa and Lewandowski early on, and made a few very good reflex blocks. Could have probably done better for the opener.
Looked out of depth at right-back and it showed. Was run ragged by Perisic and Schmelzer and was often caught out of position, including for the second goal of the game. The opener also came from his zone and that was no coincidence.
Was shaky at the back, and could have probably done better for the opener. The Brazilian was not his usual aggressive and imposing self at the back.
The defender had a decent game, but also a few lapses in concentration. Nowhere to be seen for Dortmund's double chance in the 20th minute. Should take some blame for BVB's second and allowed a good opportunity for Lewandowski in the 61st minute.
Did well to neutralise the threat of Kuba and Piszczek on the flank. Saw plenty of the ball, but kept it simple in possession. Rarely had chances to attack.
Put in a good shift in defensive midfield as he did very well to help neutralise the threat of Polish duo Kuba and Piszczek on the right flank.
The Venezuelan had a forgettable game as more often than not his passes did not find a team-mate. Was predictable in possession and failed to inspire his team-mates.
Tried hard to upset his future employers, but received little support from his team-mates. Was wrongly flagged for offside on a couple of occasions in the first half, but could have done better with his chance in the 63rd minute.
Put in plenty of effort as he ran his socks off for his team. Tackled hard and pressed the opposition, and made a few crisp passes.
Was absolutely invisible until his substitution shortly after the break. Will want to quickly forget this horrible Saturday performance.
The striker ran and ran after the ball, but had virtually no impact on the game. Did not get any chances and was deprived of possession for most of the match.