Failed to react for Reus' early strike, but was unlucky to see Gotze's effort spiral away from him. The game finished in nightmare fashion for the hosts but that was hardly his fault. Indeed, had it not been for Mielitz, it could have been worse.
T. Gebre Selassie
One of the more consistent threats for his team as he broke down the right, but needed to be a bigger presence in his own half as he was repeatedly caught out on the break, meaning that ultimately the negatives outweighed the positives.
Given a torrid time by Lewandowski and had no answer for the Pole when he held up the ball to play in his companions. Never stopped trying, though.
Given the unenviable task of trying to restrain Reus, but tried valiantly as the dangerous forward was mostly a threat from set-pieces.
Conceded far too many needless fouls in his own half, putting the pressure on Werder and allowing Dortmund to dictate play.
Did not see enough of the ball, not least because he was so well marked. However, when he did get in possession, he looked a threat.
Another disappointment for the Werderaner. Forced to play with his back to goal and was an ineffective presence in the final third.
The focal point for much of Bremen's attacking endeavours, Hunt did well in what were difficult circumstances.
K. De Bruyne
The Belgium international showed a handful of intelligent touches, but could not sustain his performance against a Dortmund midfield that was utterly dominant.
Overrun in midfield, he lacked the vision and ambition to get his team moving forward. However, he put in big effort. The same cannot be said of many of his team-mates.
A frustrating day for the prolific striker, fed off scraps throughout the game and lost Santana for Dortmund's third goal.
A virtual spectator for a great part of the match, barely called into action thanks to a defence on top form. Made one notable save to ensure a clean sheet.
A towering effort in defence, had to play on the limit thanks to an early booking but was exemplary in the tackle and made several great interventions. Even got up the other end to score.
Given a few problems by Gebreselassie out wide, but more often than not was solid and distributed efficiently from the back. Two late assists further enhanced his already fine contribution.
Given few problems out wide as he put in an efficient performance, taking the ball out well from the back.
Really should have at least tested Mielitz towards the end of the first half, but his indecision should not take away from a delightful break that took him through one on one. Overall, another impressive showing from the highly-rated centre half.
A masterful lofted pass set Dortmund in motion for the second goal. Gave the home side no end of trouble with his powerful bursts from deep.
Merited his inclusion ahead of Kuba with an impressive display on the left, running hard and always looking for a team-mate.
The most understated member of Dortmund's midfield, but was diligent in anchoring the team and recovering possession to keep his side on top.
Was a livewire across the Bremen half, taking advantage of his good fortune to double the lead. Earned a yellow for a cheeky Maradona-style hand.
An exemplary demonstration at centre-forward, full of sacrifice and hard work as he strived to bring his team-mates into the action. Grabbed a deserved goal at the end.
Started the match in the best possible fashion, netting his seventh Bundesliga goal with a delightful free kick. A perfect corner delivery also teed up Santana.