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Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 8

By Rune Gjerulff

Our Bundesliga team of the week lines up in an offensive 3-4-3 formation this time around.

Jonas Hofmann.
Jonas Hofmann.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Matchday 8 – team of the week (3-4-3):


Goalkeeper: Roman Bürki, Borussia Dortmund (2)
Didn't have much to do in the first half against VfB Stuttgart, but made some nice saves after the break to secure the BVB a clean sheet.

Centre-back: Abdou Diallo, Borussia Dortmund
Calm and very strong. Won 89 percent of his duels against Stuttgart.

Centre-back: Mats Hummels, Bayern München
Set up Robert Lewandowski's opener with a wonderful pass. A calm and reliable presence.

Centre-back: Martin Hinteregger, FC Augsburg (2)
Delivered a strong performance against RB Leipzig and helped Augsburg to get a clean sheet. Won 75 percent of his duels, blocked two shots and was good at bringing the ball forward from the defence.

Right midfielder: Thorgan Hazard, Borussia Mönchengladbach
The Belgium international was among the best Gladbach players in the impressive 4-0 win over Mainz. Scored once and set up two goals.


Central midfielder: Jonas Hofmann, Borussia Mönchengladbach (3)
Jonas Hofmann showed once again that he is really thriving at the moment as he bagged a hattrick in the win over Mainz.

Central midfielder: Maximilian Eggestein, Werder Bremen (2)
Made the difference for Werder Bremen as he earned his side a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 with two well-taken goals.

Left midfielder: Filip Kostic, Eintracht Frankfurt
Very active down the left hand side and sent in some dangerous crosses. Set up two goals.

Striker: Luka Jovic, Eintracht Frankfurt (2)
What a performance! Became the first ever Eintracht Frankfurt player to score five goals in a Bundesliga match in the 7-1 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Striker: Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München (2)
Instrumental for Bayern with two goals and an assist as the Bavarians returned to winning ways against Wolfsburg.

Striker: Sebastien Haller, Eintracht Frankfurt (2)
Didn't score as many goals as Luka Jovic, but still had a very good game against Fortuna Düsseldorf as he scored twice and made two assists.


Matchday 8 – results:
Eintracht Frankfurt - Fortuna Düsseldorf: 7-1
VfL Wolfsburg - Bayern München: 1-3
Bayer Leverkusen - Hannover 96: 2-2
VfB Stuttgart - Borussia Dortmund: 0-4
FC Nürnberg - TSG Hoffenheim: 1-3
FC Augsburg - RB Leipzig: 0-0
Schalke 04 - Werder Bremen: 0-2
Hertha BSC - SC Freiburg: 1-1
Borussia Mönchengladbach - Mainz: 4-0


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