Javi Martinez (l.) and Ilkay Gündogan are but two of nine Bundesliga representatives in ESM's April Top-11
Javi Martinez (l.) and Ilkay Gündogan are but two of nine Bundesliga representatives in ESM's April Top-11
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Bundesliga dominates ESM Top-11

Munich - The international press have had their say. Even boxing heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko has given his two pennies' worth, but the acclaim just keeps coming for the Bundesliga.

Bundesliga-dominated XI

European Sports Media (ESM) is the latest in a long line of reputable names to acknowledge German football's ground-shaking impact on the game, selecting no less than nine Bundesliga players in its April Top-11.

FC Bayern septet Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Dante, David Alaba, Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez are joined by the unsung hero of Borussia Dortmund's UEFA Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid, Ilkay Gündogan, as well as four-goal marksman Robert Lewandowski.

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, formerly of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie complete the line-up, but with the Champions League final now just 17 days away, you could find yourselves washing down that all-German delight with an all-Bundesliga ESM XI in four weeks' time.