Made one key save in the first half, beating away Gentner's header. Also showed clarity of decision making when coming out of his box to clear long balls when the centre-backs weren't facing the play.
Overshadowed by Piszczek of late, this real scrapper in defence gave no quarter and also did his bit in supporting the attack. Made one important clearance in the second-half.
Surprised on occasions by the pace of Schipplock but he made some excellent interceptions in the box and started off the move, which led to the goal. Won 6 of his 7 duels and had yet another fine game.
Turned around by an early long ball but soon after made an excellent tackle on Pogrebnyak. Won most of his 50-50 battles as well and was disciplined. That it took an excellent piece of skill to breach the BVB defence is testament indeed to their strength at the back.
Not one of his better games as he was caught frequently down his side by Gebhart and Molinaro. Gebhart posed him a great deal of problems down the left and Piszczek had few answers.
Had an interesting battle with Funk who for the most part limited the danger but he did get the better of the youngster on one notable occasion, when Barrios skied his shot over the bar. Showed versatility at times, dropping a little deeper to play balls into the box but overall not as threatening as last week.
Frustrating opening 45 minutes for Kuba whose touch frequently let him down when Dortmund had opened up the Stuttgart defence. Could learn a few lessons in decision making from Goetze.
Again heavily involved and not only did he play some excellent passes in the midfield but Da Silva's presence released him forward, which caused untold problems for the Stuttgart defence. Should have at least one goal for his efforts.
There's been a lot of ink spilled and column inches dedicated to this precocious youngster of late and there will be more. The speed of his computer-like brain is astounding, as shown when he finished off a delightful move for the opening goal. But for the wayward finishing of his team-mates, would have had two or three assists.
Antônio da Silva
Excellent display - was caught in possession once but recovered it more often and was bright in his passing - not afraid to spread the play to the other side. Allowed Sahin to go forward more than usual.
Had an early chance, which took him a little by surprise and hence went well wide but he took up some great positions along the line, which threw Delpierre and Tasci. However, his finishing throughout was atrocious and proved costly to his side.
In the first half, he closed down the angles well twice when Sahin was in on goal. In the second session, he was a real hero for his side. He made some stunning saves to keep Dortmund at bay, with the best being the fingertip stop in the dying minutes after Stuttgart had equalised.
Made a couple of good breaks forward inside Piszczek but defensively was mediocre at best as he let Goetze in behind him on several occasions.
Taken off at half-time as he provided little offensive threat down the left-hand side and despite his pace, Piszczek had the Ivorian in his pocket.
Very poor showing from the captain who looked off the pace, got in a muddle with Molinaro and looked like he could capitulate at any given opportunity. Suffered the humiliation of being replaced by Niedermeier just after the hour.
Another dependable showing from the youngster who could be the solution to the right-back conundrum. Rarely beaten by Grosskreutz, he helped his side out on numerous occasions getting anything in the way of the ball.
Much better than his defensive partner - his positioning was sound and he put in some good challenges. Won all his duels and helped out Funk as well when needed. His performance will encourage a player who is desperate for an injury-free run.
A decent game for the former Wolfsburg man - put in a fine cross for Schipplock's first-half header and had a near-post header saved by Weidenfeller. The real threat came down the other side however with Gebhart.
Battled hard in midfield even if he did lose out on occasions, especially to Da Silva. He always made himself available to receive the ball but also failed to get a grip on Goetze when he occupied a central role.
Made a couple of decent breaks forward, opening up space with his ability to sidestep an opponent. Then a moment of magic helped his side win a point - a stunning backheel to release Pogrebnyak.
The young striker was thrown in out of necessity given the injuries to others and had his moments surprising the BVB centre-backs with his turn of speed. Needed to harness that pace better though. Had some of his side's best chances but couldn't quite take them.
Worked hard and had some good touches without being a goal-threat. That all changed five minutes from the end when he reminded us all what a deadly finisher he can be - there was no holding back with his equaliser!
- 23 M. Ziegler
- 2 P. Degen
Replaced his captain just after the hour and did shore up the backline to a certain extent. Certainly less error-prone than Delpierre had been.
Came on at the break in place of Boka and changed the game. Brought a far greater attacking threat and was able to get past the full-back and put deliveries into the area. Provided the initial pass for the equaliser and he must surely start from now on. Far too good for the bench.
- 9 C. Marica
Came off the bench in the hope of replicating his goalscoring exploits of last week but not fully fit and it didn't quite happen for him today.