Emre Can (7/10)
Emre Can had a poor start to the game and was too late to react on a number of occasions in the first-half. But he improved as the game went on and managed to exert his influence on the game. It was his defence-splitting pass that led to the winning goal. The BVB captain can take a lot of encouragement from his second-half performance.
Felix Nmecha (7/10)
Nmecha showed glimpses of the quality that prompted Borussia Dortmund to spend more than 30 million euros on him in the summer. The midfielder looked lively, played some shrewd passes, took players on, and also made some dangerous runs into the box. He should have capped his performance off with a goal, but it was still a strong shift from him.
Julian Brandt (8/10)
Brandt keeps making winning plays for Borussia Dortmund, and continued his fine run of form by scoring the all-important goal against Werder Bremen. The attacking midfielder timed his run really well and then expertly lifted the ball past the Bremen goalkeeper. He also should have ended the evening with at least one assist, having created a number of good chances for his teammates.
Brandt’s winner helped him make it seven Bundesliga games in a row with at least a goal or an assist.