Looked unconvincing at times, including for the game's only goal where he was caught off his line.
Great awareness and positioning made life very difficult for Dortmund in attack.
A giveaway indirectly led to Dortmund's only goal, but other than that he performed admirably at the back.
Dealt well with the pace of Aubameyang. Contributed here and there in attack, providing some good balls into the box.
Provided nothing in terms of attack and was invisible for long periods of time. Was hardly challenged by Grosskreutz.
Good pace early on caused problems for Schmelzer. In the end he lacked the final ball to make the most of the space he created.
Will consider himself unlucky not to have won Freiburg a penalty in the first half.
Performed admirably in midfield and played a big role defensively, but failed to really get forward.
Fearless and strong in midfield. Closed down spaces well, intercepting passes on several occasions.
Provided some flair to the attack with his pace and clever touch.
Got into some promising positions with some good runs off the ball.
Didn't have much to do in terms of shot stopping, but showed his class by coming out on several occasions to snuff out Freiburg attacks.
Struggled at times to deal with the pace of Schmid, but settled into the match as it went on. Didn't provide much in terms of attacking play.
Calm and composed at the back, never slipping up and bailing out his centre-back partner on a couple of occasions
Didn't see much of the ball. One slip up almost sent Mehmedi through on goal late on, but he was bailed out by his keeper.
Lucky to have lasted through the first half after a handball in the box that went unseen and a bad tackle that controversially earned only a yellow card.
Lacking in pace and in quality. Sent a 92nd minute shot miles wide of goal when he ought to have scored.
Hardly played a big role in the match, seeing very little of the ball before coming off as a substitute in the 63rd minute.
Failed to stamp his authority on the game and could not create much in terms of goalscoring opportunities.
Played a captain's role in midfield. His wonder goal proved to be the decider.
He saw plenty of the ball but couldn't do anything to beat Krmas and Ginter.
His speed caused problems for the Freiburg defence at times, but his touch let him down far too often as he wasted every chance that came his way.