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Bundesliga Team of the Week:
Matchday 18

By Rune Gjerulff

Our first Bundesliga Team of the Week of 2020 lines up in a very offensive 3-4-3 formation.

Erling Haaland bagged a hat-trick in his Dortmund debut.
Erling Haaland bagged a hat-trick in his Dortmund debut.Photo: Werner100359, CC BY-SA 4.0

Goalkeeper: Alexander Schwolow, Freiburg
Showed why he's Freiburg coach Christian Streich's first-choice goalkeeper as he made a strong return from injury, making a number of important saves in his team's 2-1 win over Mainz.


Centre-back: Robin Koch, Freiburg
Put in a rock-solid performance against Mainz. Took plenty of responsbility and won 78 percent of his duels.

Centre-back: Ömer Toprak, Werder Bremen
Very convincing performance from the experienced centre-back who won 80 percent of his duels and found a teammate with 92 percent of his passes.

Centre-back: Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig (2)
Union Berlin's Sebastian Andersson struggled against the 21-year-old who impressed with his pace and physical presence as so often before.

Right winger: Marcel Sabitzer, RB Leipzig (3)
Scored and set up a goal in RB Leipzig's 3-1 victory over Union Berlin.

Central midfielder: Thiago Alcantara, Bayern München
Very dominant approach from the Spaniard who pulled the strings in midfield and scored a great goal.


Central midfielder: Suat Serdar, Schalke 04 (3)
Worked hard in midfield and scored a nice curler to put Schalke in front against Gladbach.

Left winger: Timo Werner, RB Leipzig (6)
The German international continued his unstoppable form, grabbing two well-taken goals in RB Leipzig's win over Union.

Striker: Michael Gregoritsch, Schalke 04
The Augsburg loanee impressed in his Schalke debut. Missed a sitter early on, but kept working hard and was rewarded with an assist and a goal.

Striker: Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
Grabbed a sensational hat-trick in his Dortmund debut to help his new team to a 5-3 win over Augsburg after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Striker: Jhon Cordoba, FC Köln
Scored a brace before the break as FC Köln beat Wolfsburg 3-1 at home.


Bundesliga 2019/20, Matchday 18 – results:
Schalke 04 - Gladbach: 2-0
Hoffenheim - Frankfurt: 1-2
Augsburg - Dortmund: 3-5
FC Köln - Wolfsburg: 3-1
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Werder Bremen: 0-1
Mainz - Freiburg: 1-2
RB Leipzig - Union Berlin: 3-1
Hertha BSC - Bayern München: 0-4
Paderborn - Bayer Leverkusen: 1-4


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