Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 19
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Borussia Dortmund starlet Achraf Hakimi is in our Bundesliga team of the week after the Real Madrid loanee impressed once again in his side's 5-1 win over Hannover 96.
|Achraf Hakimi.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Goalkeeper: Oliver Baumann, Hoffenheim
As so many times before this season, Hoffenheim impressed going forward, but had problems at the other end of the pitch. Freiburg netted twice and could have scored more goals if it wasn't for Oliver Baumann who made a string of saves in his side's 4-2 win.
Right-back: Daniel Brosinski, Mainz
The experienced full-back stepped up to score from the penalty spot and later provided the assist for Robin Quaison's 2-1 winner against FC Nürnberg.
Centre-back: Alexander Hack, Mainz
Hack has made a strong start to the second half of the season. The 25-year-old started ahead of Moussa Niakhaté for the second time in a row and delivered a very convincing performance.
Centre-back: Ibrahima Konaté, RB Leipzig (2)
The 19-year-old was solid and scored an impressive solo goal in RB Leipzig's 4-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Left-back: Achraf Hakimi, Borussia Dortmund (4)
Hakimi just keeps impressing! The full-back was a constant threat in Borussia Dortmund's 5-1 thrashing of Hannover 96 in which he scored and made an assist.
Defensive midfielder: Charles Aranguiz, Bayer Leverkusen
The 29-year-old seems to thrive under the new Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz so far. In Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Wolfsburg, Aranguiz ran 12,5 kilometers, won a lot of duels and also distributed the ball well. He hit his teammates with 85 percent of his passes and set up Kevin Volland's 2-0 goal.
Central midfielder: Kerem Demirbay, Hoffenheim (3)
Assisted Andrej Kramaric with a clever pass and scored with a thunderbolt from distance as Hoffenheim beat Freiburg 4-2.
Central midfielder: Maximilian Eggestein, Werder Bremen (3)
Scored Werder Bremen's opener in the 2-2 draw with Eintracht Franfurt after a fantastic solo move, won 71 percent of his duels and generally had a strong game.
Right winger: Joelinton, Hoffenheim (2)
Clinically took advantage of an early mistake from Freiburg to make it 1-0 and later assisted Demirbay's 4-2 goal.
Striker: Yussuf Poulsen, RB Leipzig (3)
Poulsen has really shined under Ralf Rangnick this season. On Sunday, the Danish international took his goal tally to 10 as he scored a brace in RB Leipzig's 4-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Left winger: Karim Bellarabi, Bayer Leverkusen
The energetic winger was a constant threat in Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Wolfsburg. Took a number of shots on goal and provided the assist for Julian Brandt's 3-0 goal.
Matchday 19 – results:
Hertha BSC - Schalke 04: 2-2
Borussia Dortmund - Hannover 96: 5-1
Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Augsburg: 2-0
SC Freiburg - TSG Hoffenheim: 2-4
Mainz 05 - FC Nürnberg: 2-1
VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer Leverkusen: 0-3
Werder Bremen - Eintract Frankfurt: 2-2
Bayern München - VfB Stuttgart: 4-1
Fortuna Düsseldorf - RB Leipzig: 0-4