Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 26
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here's our Bundesliga team of the week for Matchday 26.
|James Rodriguez scored a hat-trick against Mainz.||Photo: Hanson K Joseph, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Goalkeeper: Rune Jarstein, Hertha BSC
Made many great saves against Borussia Dortmund - particularly in the first half. Ended up conceding three times, but couldn't be blamed for any of the goals.
Right-back: Jonathan Schmid, Augsburg (2)
Was very involved offensively and grabbed a well-taken goal in the 3-1 win over Hannover 96.
Centre-back: Keven Schlotterbeck, SC Freiburg
Put in a very convincing performance in his first Bundesliga start. Schlotterbeck was very strong in his duels and had a pass rate of 95 percent.
Centre-back: Martin Hinteregger, Eintracht Frankfurt (4)
The Augsburg loanee was rock solid defensively and also scored the match-winning goal in Frankfurt's 1-0 win over Nürnberg.
Left-back: Jerome Roussillon, VfL Wolfsburg (6)
The energetic left-back had a foot in the build-up to three of Wolfsburg's goals in the 5-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. Also nearly scored himself.
Defensive midfielder: Thomas Delaney, Borussia Dortmund (2)
Did extremely well to cover for the missing Axel Witsel. Ran a total of 12.6 kilometers, scored a goal, had a pass rate of 97 percent and won 61 percent of his duels. One of the Danish international's best performances of the season.
Offensive midfielder: James Rodriguez, Bayern München (2)
Stole the show as he bagged a hat-trick in Bayern München's crushing 6-0 win over Mainz.
Offensive midfielder: Max Kruse, Werder Bremen (2)
Was involved in all Werder's three goals in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen as he scored twice and made an assist.
Offensive midfielder: Andrej Kramaric, Hoffenheim (3)
Had a total of six shots on goal against Stuttgart and was unlucky to just score once in the 1-1 draw.
Striker: Wout Weghorst, VfL Wolfsburg
Was directly involved in all Wolfsburg's five goals against Fortuna Düsseldorf as he bagged a hat-trick and set up two goals.
Striker: Salomon Kalou, Hertha BSC (2)
Gave Hertha a great start against Dortmund with an early goal and later stepped up to score a penalty.
Matchday 26 – results:
Borussia Mönchengladbach - SC Freiburg: 1-1
Schalke 04 - RB Leipzig: 0-1
VfB Stuttgart - TSG Hoffenheim: 1-1
FC Augsburg - Hannover 96: 3-1
VfL Wolfsburg - Fortuna Düsseldorf: 5-2
Hertha BSC - Borussia Dortmund: 2-3
Bayer Leverkusen - Werder Bremen: 1-3
Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Nürnberg: 1-0
Bayern München - Mainz 05: 6-0