Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Goalkeeper: <b>Rene Adler.</b> The 27-year-old has resurrected his career since moving to Hamburger SV in the summer following two injury-ravaged <br> years at Bayer Leverkusen. Adler has been in superb form for the Red Shorts, making a league-highest 34 saves in the campaign so far Right-back: <b>Philipp Lahm.</b> Germany and FC Bayern Munich captain Lahm has been as consistent as ever this season. With an average of 95 touches <br> per game, the 28-year-old comes into possession more than any player in the league Left-back: <b>Bastian Oczipka.</b> Oczipka has carved out a niche for himself at Eintracht Frankfurt after leaving Leverkusen. The attack-minded defender has delivered 29 crosses this season - more than any other player - and has set up three of his team's goals, helping the Eagles to second in the table Centre-back: <b>Kyriakos Papadopoulos.</b> The Greek stopper is fast becoming one of the Bundesliga's most feared defenders, a reputation suuported by the facts and figures: <br> Winning 78 percent of tackles and 85 percent of aerial duels for FC Schalke 04, he leads the division statistics in both categories Centre-back: <b>Timm Klose.</b> Swiss international Klose has more than settled into his first team role at 1. FC Nuremberg, winning <br> 75 percent of his challenges, just behind 'Dream Team' colleague Papadopoulos Central midfield: <b>Javi Martinez.</b> The Bundesliga's record purchase has certainly lived up to his reputation since joining FC Bayern. Martinez has won <br> 65 percent of his aerial duels, helping the team to an unprecedented seven wins on the trot Central midfield: <b> Bastian Schweinsteiger.</b> The beating heart of the Bavarian giants' midfield has rediscovered his best form this season. 'Schweini' <br> has enjoyed the most touches of any midfielder in the league (93 per game) and has also netted three goals Right wing: <b>Hiroshi Kiyotake.</b> Nuremberg's Japanese international has taken to the Bundesliga like a duck to water since joining the club in <br> the summer. The attacking midfielder and set-piece specialist has four assists and one goal to his name already Left wing: <b>Szabolcs Huszti.</b> Hannover 96 will be only too happy to have secured the return of one of their former stars. Hungarian wing wizard Huszti <br> has scored three goals and provided a league-highest seven assists, including an astonishing four in one game Attacking Midfield: <b>Lewis Holtby.</b> The dynamic playmaker is warming to his more advanced position with every game. He has been directly involved in a third of <br> Schalke's goals this season and has already scored two headers, more than he managed in his entire career to date Striker: <b>Mario Mandzukic.</b> The man with a keen eye for goal, Mandzukic is the Bundesliga's top scorer after <br> Matchday 7, with six goals to his name. Three of those have come with his head, a feat matched by no other player
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