Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 7
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Borussia Dortmund super-sup Paco Alcacer leads the line in our team of the week after his magnificent hattrick against FC Augsburg.
|Paco Alcacer.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Goalkeeper: Kevin Trapp, Eintracht Frankfurt
His best game since returning to Frankfurt. Kept out attempts from Kerim Demirbay and Ishak Belfodil with great saves to earn Frankfurt a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Right-back: Achraf Hakimi, Borussia Dortmund (2)
Defensively a bit shaky, but once again very convincing going forward. Linked up very well with Jadon Sancho on Dortmund's right side and set-up Götze's goal with a clever pass.
Centre-back: Matthias Ginter, Borussia Mönchengladbach (3)
Strong performance by Gladbach's defensive boss in the 3-0 win over Bayern München. Won a lot of duels, positioned himself well and found a teammate with 82 percent of his passes.
Centre-back: Naldo, Schalke 04
After struggling to recreate his form of last season, the veteran showed himself from his best side in the 2-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. Strong in the positional play, won a lot of tackles and did well to bring the ball forward from the back.
Left-back: Philipp Max, Augsburg
Showed what a big offensive threat he can be with a goal and an assist against Dortmund.
Right midfielder: Ihlas Bebou, Hannover 96
The lightning quick winger was very active on the right side in the 3-1 win over Stuttgart. Handled his defensive reponsibility well and went forward when he was needed in the offense. Closed the game with a cool finish.
Central midfielder: Jonas Hofmann, Borussia Mönchengladbach (2)
The former Dortmund midfielder hasn't caught the eye of Germany coach Joachim Löw for nothing. Worked hard and covered a lot of ground in the 3-0 win over Bayern München in which he assisted two goals.
Central midfielder: Marcel Sabitzer, RB Leipzig
Impressed with two goals in RB Leipzig's 6-0 win over FC Nürnberg.
Left midfielder: Timo Werner, RB Leipzig (2)
A constant threat on the left. Scored twice and won a penalty after running past the entire Nürnberg defense. Werner missed the penalty, but that didn't change the fact that he delivered an excellent performance.
Striker: Paco Alcacer, Borussia Dortmund
Was sent on the field after about an hour and bagged a hattrick to secure a 4-3 win over Augsburg. The Barcelona loanee has now netted six times in three Bundesliga matches and has scored a goal every 14th minute he has been on the pitch in the league on average.
Striker: Luka Jovic, Eintracht Frankfurt
Played a vital role for 'Die Adler' with a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.
Matchday 7 – results:
Werder Bremen - VfL Wolfsburg: 2-0
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Schalke 04: 0-2
Hannover 96 - VfB Stuttgart: 3-1
Mainz 05 - Hertha BSC: 0-0
Borussia Dortmund - FC Augsburg: 4-3
Bayern München - Borussia Mönchengladbach: 0-3
SC Freiburg - Bayer Leverkusen: 0-0
TSG Hoffenheim - Eintracht Frankfurt: 1-2
RB Leipzig - FC Nürnberg: 6-0