Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 11
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Alassane Pléa is rewarded with a spot in our Bundesliga team of the week after scoring a hattrick against Werder Bremen.
|Alassane Pléa.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
Goalkeeper: Michael Esser, Hannover 96
Played an important part with a total of 12 (!) saves as Hannover 96 defeated Wolfsburg 2-1 and took their second win of the season.
Right-back: Lukas Klostermann, RB Leipzig
Had a very convincing game against Bayer Leverkusen. Scored a goal and had a foot in Yussuf Poulsen's second goal as he blocked an attempt to clear the ball so it fell to the Dane.
Centre-back: Timo Baumgartl, VfB Stuttgart
Scored a vital goal to send Stuttgart ahead in the much needed 2-0 win over FC Nürnberg. Also shone defensively and won 82 percent of his duels.
Centre-back: Ibrahima Konaté, RB Leipzig
Konaté is one of the reasons RB Leipzig have kept a clean sheet in seven out of their eight past games in all tournaments. Rock solid in the 3-0 win over Leverkusen.
Left-back: Niko Gießelmann, Fortuna Düsseldorf
Had a great game against Hertha BSC. Did well to come forward all game and provided the assist for Takashi Usami's opener in the 4-1 win.
Central midfielder: Axel Witsel, Borussia Dortmund (2)
Once again underlined how important he is to Dortmund in the 3-2 win over Bayern München. As always, he was a calm and physically strong presence in the middle of the park. Also made the assist for Paco Alcacer's winner with a great through ball.
Right midfielder: Thorgan Hazard, Borussia Mönchengladbach (3)
Hazard caused Werder Bremen a lot of trouble with his quick feet and nifty footwork. Oozed confidence through the entire match and got an assist as he set up Alassane Pléa with a clever corner kick.
Offensive midfielder: Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund (3)
The BVB captain led his team on in the 3-2 win over Bayern München in which he stepped up to score the first two Dortmund goals.
Left midfielder: Alassane Pléa, Borussia Mönchengladbach (2)
Once again stole the show for Gladbach as he was a constant threat and bagged a hattrick in the 3-1 win over Werder Bremen.
Striker: Luka Jovic, Eintracht Frankfurt (3)
The 20-year-old is simply unstoppable these days. Jovic gets to spend the international break on the Bundesliga's top scorer throne after he took his league goal tally to nine with a brace against Schalke 04.
Striker: Yussuf Poulsen, RB Leipzig
The Danish international is enjoying a great season and delivered another strong performance in the 3-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in which he scored two goals - the first one of them after audaciously lifting the ball over Lukas Hradecky.
Matchday 11 – results:
Hannover 96 - VfL Wolfsburg: 2-1
FC Nürnberg - VfB Stuttgart: 0-2
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Hertha BSC: 4-1
Werder Bremen - Borussia Mönchengladbach: 1-3
SC Freiburg - Mainz 05: 1-3
TSG Hoffenheim - FC Augsburg: 2-1
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern München: 3-2
RB Leipzig - Bayer Leverkusen: 3-0
Eintracht Frankfurt - Schalke 04: 3-0