Bundesliga team of the week – Matchday 27
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Our Bundesliga team of the week lines up in an offensive formation with three strikers this time around.
|RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen (right) scored a hat-trick against Hertha BSC.||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Goalkeeper: Alexander Nübel, Schalke 04
Made a string of great saves as Schalke beat Hannover 96 1-0 and took three vital points.
Centre-back: Benjamin Hübner, Hoffenheim
Hübner was rock solid in Hoffenheim's 4-1 win over Leverkusen, winning 74 percent of his duels. The 29-year-old also started the move that led to the opening goal with a fine pass.
Centre-back: Makoto Hasebe, Eintracht Frankfurt (3)
Hasebe organized the defence well as always, winning 78 percent of his duels and hitting a teammate with 90 percent of his passes.
Centre-back: Dan-Axel Zagadou, Borussia Dortmund (3)
The tall centre-back was simply rock solid in his side's 2-0 win over Wolfsburg. He was also very good on the ball and had a pass accuracy of 95 percent.
Right midfielder: Benito Raman, Fortuna Düsseldorf (2)
The energetic winger set up all Fortuna Düsseldorf's three goals in the 3-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Offensive midfielder: Emil Forsberg, RB Leipzig
The Swedish international has struggled to return to form after a lengthy injury spell, but looked like his former self in RB Leipzig's 5-0 victory over Hertha BSC in which he scored and made an assist.
Offensive midfielder: Max Kruse, Werder Bremen (3)
Set up Milot Rashica's opener with a beautiful long ball and then went on to score a brace in Werder's 3-1 win over Mainz. Kruse has now scored six goals and made three assists in his last four Bundesliga games.
Left midfielder: Filip Kostic, Eintracht Frankfurt (5)
Continued his outstanding form with two goals against VfB Stuttgart.
Striker: Ishak Belfodil, Hoffenheim (2)
Netted twice against Bayer Leverkusen and was close to scoring a third goal towards the end as he sent the ball towards goal, but Andrej Kramaric tapped it in on the line.
Striker: Yussuf Poulsen: RB Leipzig (5)
The Danish international scored RB Leipzig's first ever Bundesliga hat-trick in the 5-0 demolition of Hertha BSC on Saturday.
Striker: Paco Alcacer, Borussia Dortmund (2)
The Spanish striker saved Borussia Dortmund at the end again as he scored both goals in his side's 2-0 win over Wolfsburg in the eleventh hour.
Matchday 27 – results:
TSG Hoffenheim - Bayer 04 Leverkusen: 4-1
Borussia Dortmund - VfL Wolfsburg: 2-0
FC Nürnberg - FC Augsburg: 3-0
Werder Bremen - Mainz 05: 3-1
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Borussia Mönchengladbach: 3-1
SC Freiburg - Bayern München: 1-1
RB Leipzig - Hertha BSC: 5-0
Hannover 96 - Schalke 04: 0-1
Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Stuttgart: 3-0