The 26-year-old pounced on team-mate Artjoms Rudnevs' headed knock-down to smash a superb half-volley into the roof of the net from 15 yards and help secure HSV three vital points in their battle against the drop. Indeed, so convinced were bundesliga.com's users of the strike's importance that it earned a landslide victory in our poll, taking a whopping 94 per cent of the ballot.
That left a three-way tie for second place. FC Schalke 04 captain was one of said runners-up with two per cent of the vote thanks to his superb header to equalise in the Royal Blues' 1-1 draw away to FC Bayern München on Tuesday. , who netted the opener in that game with a darting run and header from a corner, was tied with Höwedes on two per cent.
The same goes for Eintracht Frankfurt attacker , whose drilled finish from Takashi Inui's perfectly-weighted pass put the Eagles 1-0 up at home to VfL Wolfsburg in a match that ended 1-1. As such Borussia Mönchengladbach winger failed to register enough votes to garner even a single percentage point for his match-winning strike in the Foals' 1-0 victory over SC Freiburg. Still, it was not all bad news for Herrmann, who nevertheless won bundesliga.com's Matchday 19 Player of the Week vote.
Take another look at Stieber's finish on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: