Mats Hummels' missed second-half penalty looked like being costly for Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund side but Robert Lewandowski struck three minutes from time in front of a crowd of more than 80,000 at the Westfalenstadion.
Paris Saint-Germain made a convincing start to their Champions League Group A campaign with a 4-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev at the Parc des Princes.
Carlo Ancelotti's men never looked back after establishing a three-goal lead inside 32 minutes, through Zlatan Ibrahimovic's penalty, Thiago Silva's close-range finish and Alex's right-foot blast from Clement Chantome's outswinging corner.
Although Miguel Veloso pulled a goal back four minutes from time, Javier Pastore wrapped up the scoring in injury-time as PSG ended an eight-year absence from European football's top club competition in style.
Porto won the other Group A match 2-0 away to Dinamo Zagreb.
Steven Defour put the seal on the win in injury-time after Lucho Gonzalez put the visitors in front four minutes before the break.
The win keeps Vitor Pereira's side unbeaten in all competitions in a run stretching back to a League Cup defeat at Benfica in March.
Schalke opened their Group B campaign with a 2-1 victory in a closely-fought clash with Olympiacos.
Benedikt Howedes headed the German side in front four minutes before half-time and, after Djamel Abdoun equalised, Klaas Jan Huntelaar grabbed what proved to be the winner in Athens.
The Holland striker then missed a penalty but his side nevertheless made a winning start.
Malaga began their first ever Champions League campaign in perfect fashion as two stunning goals from Isco guided them to a 3-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg at La Rosaleda.
The game was barely three minutes old when the Spanish Under-21 international bent a wonderful shot in off the inside of the post and the hosts were in dreamland when Javier Saviola slid home a second 10 minutes later.
Zenit then missed a host of opportunities to get back into the game with Roman Shirokov and Alexander Kerzhakov the main culprits and their miserable evening was rounded off when Isco thumped in a third from outside the area with 14 minutes remaining.
The other Group C match saw AC Milan's struggles continue in a 0-0 home draw against Anderlecht.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.