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Bundesliga Team of the Week: Matchday 3

By Henrik Petersen

Here's our Team of the Week for the third matchday of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.

Timo Werner scored a hat-trick against Gladbach.
Timo Werner scored a hat-trick against Gladbach.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Goalkeeper: Koen Casteels, Wolfsburg (2)
Made a number of vital saves to help Wolfsburg to a 1-1 draw against Paderborn.


Right-back: Benjamin Pavard, Bayern München
The French international put in his best performance in a Bayern shirt so far as the Bavarians took a crushing 6-1 win over Mainz. Looked particularly impressive offensively as he scored a great goal and also made an assist.

Centre-back: Benjamin Stambouli, Schalke 04
The experienced defender played a key role in Schalke's 3-0 win over Hertha BSC, oozing calmness and authority.

Centre-back: Jonathan Tah, Bayer Leverkusen
Tah put in a rock solid performance, winning 77 percent of his duels in Leverkusen's 0-0 draw with Hoffenheim. Distributed the ball well and hardly made any mistakes.

Left-back: David Alaba, Bayern München
The Austrian international was very active on the left side and scored a beautiful free-kick goals in Bayern's 6-1 win over Mainz.

Right midfielder: Kingsley Coman, Bayern München (2)
The lightning-quick winger caused plenty of trouble down Bayern's right flank and netted once as the German champions thrashed Mainz 6-1.


Central midfielder: Ellyes Skhiri, FC Köln
Skhiri was the architect behind Köln's 2-1 victory over SC Freiburg, assisting Anthony Modeste's equaliser before scoring the winning goal after a nice solo run.

Left midfielder: Marius Bülter, Union Berlin
Scored two well-taken goals in Union Berlin's sensational 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Offensive midfielder: Yuya Osako, Werder Bremen
Osako continued his great start to the season, scoring a brace in Werder's 3-2 victory over Augsburg.

Striker: Timo Werner, RB Leipzig
The German international was on fire in RB Leipzig's 3-1 win over Gladbach, bagging a hat-trick.

Striker: Sebastian Andersson, Union Berlin
Gave Borussia Dortmund a lot of trouble and scored a goal in Union Berlin's surprising 3-1 win.


Bundesliga 2019/20, Matchday 3 – results:
Gladbach - RB Leipzig: 1-3
Leverkusen - Hoffenheim: 0-0
Wolfsburg - Paderborn: 1-1
Freiburg - FC Köln: 1-2
Schalke 04 - Hertha BSC: 3-0
Bayern München - Mainz: 6-1
Union Berlin - Borussia Dortmund: 3-1
Werder Bremen - Augsburg: 3-2
Eintracht Frankfurt - Fortuna Düsseldorf: 2-1


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