Reacted excellently in the opening minutes to deny Hanke down low after an unkind deflection. Not overly troubled, but equal to everything thrown at him by the visitors.
Unerringly accurate with his set-pieces, the full-back added an invaluable attacking dimension to Dortmund's play.
Barely troubled in the centre of defence, and impressed at set-pieces to ensure Dortmund would claim a clean sheet.
Always a danger when he got forward down the right, combining intelligently with Reus. Had few problems containing the away team when they looked to cut the deficit.
Desperately unlucky to see a headed effort rebound off the bar. His aerial prowess was there for all to see, however, and he made amends with the second goal after connecting with the corner.
Always intelligent with his distribution, did the hard work for the home team in the middle as they ran away with the match in the second half.
Quiet for large spells of the game, but suddenly burst into the spotlight to kill off Gladbach. An intelligent ball set up Gundogan, before the Poland star netted himself to cap off the drubbing.
A tireless performance in the middle of the pitch, always assured in possession and going forward. Deserved his late strike, which he took with class.
Almost left red-faced in the early stages when his deflection left Hanke one-on-one with Weidenfeller, but saved by his goalkeeper. Always looking for attacking situations, this was an impressive display by the youngster.
Guilty of squandering an excellent chance in the first half, but was redeemed by Dortmund's late flurry. His attacking companions took the goals and plaudits, but an unselfish display from the striker.
Was unstoppable against his former club, pulling all the strings going forward either out wide or through the middle. Took his goals with precision and class.
M. ter Stegen
His injury added to the insults suffered by Gladbach as he limped off in the final stages. Was badly let down by his defence, but made a few fine saves to keep the result close until the end.
Along with Dominguez, the capitulation seen in the last 15 minutes overshadowed what had previously been a dogged defensive effort from the away team.
Tried valiantly to contain Reus on the left hand side, but it was a tough ask as the ex-Gladbach man gave a virtuoso display and Daems just let too many players reach the byline.
Had no answer to the tenacious play of Gundogan and Kehl, and ended up losing the midfield battle. Was found wanting at the back when the visitors sorely needed more men in defence.
Badly caught out in the air as Dortmund dominated set-pieces. Punished in the final minutes for some very sloppy marking.
Given little chance to shine either from dead-balls or open play, but always fought hard in midfield before BVB ran rampant in the last minutes.
Given the runaround out wide by Reus and Gotze, and will want to forget leaving Kuba completely open to square for Dortmund's fourth.
Started brightly in an even opening to the match, but could do nothing as Dortmund turned the screw after the break. Sometimes wasteful with his passing.
The heart of Monchengladbach's efforts to get back into the game after falling two behind at the break, but his intelligent passing went unrewarded.
I. de Camargo
One of the better players in a Gladbach shirt, with intelligent movement and on occasion posed a threat up front.
Had one of his team's clearest chances early in the match, but was denied by the keeper. A frustrating afternoon for the striker.