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With just seven goals conceded in 17 games so far this season, it's easy to see why bundesliga.com readers <br>want FC Bayern Munich and Germany's number one <b>Manuel Neuer</b> in their goal As far as right full-backs go, <b>Atsuto Uchida</b> is just about as reliable as they get. One of the unsung heroes in Schalke 04's side, he has played his way into<br> the Gelsenkirchen faithful's heart and they will hope that the injury he picked up against Mainz in the final game of the year turns out to be nothing serious The warnings that life in Munich would not be easy and that he may have to be patient in waiting for his chance were unnecessary: <b>Dante</b> not only<br> slotted in to the Bayern Munich back line seamlessly, he was voted a the best centre-half in the Bundesliga. His partner at the heart of the bundesliga.com 2012 <i>Dream Team</i> is <b>Mats Hummels</b>, who showed the whole world how solid he is during<br> UEFA EURO 2012 while being the rock upon which Borussia Dortmund's second straight Bundesliga title was built He may have missed the first seven games of the season through injury, but he made up for lost time. From the moment <b>David Alaba</b> took to the field in the <br>77th minute of Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf, he has been a cast-iron guarantee in the Bayern team. Pulling the strings at the heart of the bundesliga.com midfield is <b>Bastian Schweinsteiger</b>. A player who <br>has matured even more in 2012, becoming a lead figure both for club an country. <b>Toni Kroos</b> (2.r.) sits just in front of Schweinsteiger for both Bayern and Germany, and if it works for them, it will work for us too. With six goals and<br> five assists in the Bundesliga so far this season, he is the ideal all-rounder to sit in behind the strikers Another Bayern Munich star makes it onto the <i>Dream Team</I>, and that is Thomas Müller. With nine goals to his name already this season, the man voted the best young player of the 2010 World Cup, when he finished as the tournament's joint top goalscorer, has now come of age and has defenders struggling to second guess him Taking care of Müller is hard enough, but when <b>Franck Ribery</b> is coming at you from the other side of the field, you may as well just surrender. The Frenchman <br>is enjoying his football like never before, and that can only be bad news for opposition defenders Leading the line is another FC Bayern representative, <b>Mario Mandzukic</b>. The Croatian hit the grund running following his summer move from VfL Wolfsburg, and so far has nine Bundesliga goals to his name. His movement, agility and goalmouth prowess make him a nightmare to defend against. If that wasn't enough, we've also got Borussia Dortmund's clinical no.9, <b>Robert Lewandowski</b>. The Pole was integral to the Yellow-Blacks' title winning campaigns of 2010/11 and 2011/12, and has continued to improve during the current campaign. Ten goals in 17 outings stand him in great stead for the Golden boot. Who better to guide such a dream team than a dream coach? <b>Jupp Heynckes</b> has skittled the records this season <br>with Bayern Munich marching clear in a world of their own at the top of the Bundesliga.
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