Had no chance for Kagawa's wonder goal, but generally did well. Pulled off a very good save to deny Perisic in the first half and controlled his area with authority.
Had his fair share of problems with Perisic early on, but improved as the game progressed. Was not much of a threat down the flank.
At fault for Kagawa's strike as he failed to stop the Japanese from turning and slotting past the goalkeeper. Had some troubles with Kuba early on, but generally did well in defence.
The ex-Schalke man showed great delivery from set-pieces and was a useful addition to every Hannover attack. Was a bit shaky in defence, but improved as the game progressed.
Great performance by the defender, who should have scored more than once after hitting the bar shortly before his strike. Aside from few minor accidents, he was rock-solid at the back.
Had a so-so game as he found himself bullied in the centre of the pitch at times. Offered much running, but never really managed to limit Gundogan's efficiency.
Had minimal impact in the first half, but was a genuine threat down the flank. It was no coincidence that both of Hannover's goals came from his wing as his intelligent runs wreaked havoc.
The 26-year-old had a decent game in the centre of the pitch, distributing the ball well, and hassling the opposition. Showed some great touches.
D. Ya Konan
Inspirational injury-time strike by the Ivorian. Did not really steal the headlines before his goal, but managed to secure the three points with a majestic volley.
The ex-Bayern Munich man occasionally found himself helpless against Hummels, and failed to offer much of a threat until the defender was withdrawn. Showed a lot of pace, and some nice touches.
Showed much running, but his performance was a struggle in terms of final product. Most of the time he was helpless against Piszczek, and failed to come up with a plan to breach the left flank.
Caught by surprise once in the first half, but luckily for him Subotic was there to bail him out. Could have probably done better for Haggui's goal, and will generally be disappointed by his performance.
The Serbian had his fair share of shaky moments, but generally did well until his partner was substituted. However, failed to track down Haggui, and suffered some other lapses of concentration.
It goes to show how important he is to Borussia Dortmund as once he left the pitch, his team completely crumbled in a defensive sense. Showed great marking, anticipation and positioning.
The left-back was disappointing as he struggled both in defence and in attack. Replaced at half-time.
Had a decent game in defence as he completely shut out Hannover's left wing. Contributed quite a bit in attack in the first period, but faded away after the break.
Had a very quiet first half, but improved after the break. Scored a superb goal, and impressed with his vision and technique.
Antônio da Silva
The Brazilian is obviously lacking match practice as he started the game looking awkward and rusty. Improved as the game progressed as he threaded a few great passes and hassled the opposition.
Had a very good game orchestrating Dortmund's play from the centre of the pitch. Played in some incisive balls, and a was a genuine threat.
Was a threat down the flank in the first half, but was disappointing after the break. Set up a few good chances for Lewandowski.
The Polish striker had a decent game upfront. His finish was sub-par, but his build-up play was impressive. Assisted Dortmund's sole goal of the game.
The Croatian had a good game, and was particularly dangerous in the first half as his intelligent runs caused plenty of troubles for Chahed. Had a very good volley stopped by Zieler, but started to fade away in the second half.
- 21 S. Radlinger
- 5 M. Eggimann
- 6 S. Cherundolo
A late substitution.
Assisted the winner with a fine pass. A very good performance.
- 8 A. Lala
Wins 'Flop of the Match' hands down. Came on with seven minutes to the final whistle, and managed to pick up two yellow cards.
- 20 M. Langerak
Had a great game at left-back. Solid in defence and decent in attack.
His introduction disrupted Dortmund's rhythm in defence, and both of Hannover's goals came from the Brazilian's zone.
Shocking cameo as his finishing cost his team. Could have scored with a clear chance, but send his finish over the bar from seven yards out.
- 28 M. Hornschuh
- 7 M. Leitner
- 10 Mohamed Zidan