bundesliga.com's Player of the Week for Matchday 32 poll revealed Bayern's Claudio Pizarro to be the clear winner
bundesliga.com's Player of the Week for Matchday 32 poll revealed Bayern's Claudio Pizarro to be the clear winner

Pizarro crowned player of Matchday 32

Munich - FC Bayern München, albeit after a slight first-half wobble, looked back to their best against SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 32, with one man in particular standing out among the 22 players on the pitch.

Bundesliga evergreen

Peruvian international striker proved once again that although he may be getting on in years, age makes no difference when you have his speed of thought, as the 35-year-old turned in a masterful display to emerge with two goals against his former club in an ultimately emphatic 5-2 victory.

Bayern's day had begun somewhat worryingly when Theodor Gebre Selassie put the unfancied Northerners ahead after a swift counter-attack, with captain Aaron Hunt also giving the home fans a shock with a goal before half-time. However, Pizarro chipped in with two predatory second-half efforts to put his side back in front and pave the way for an ultimately comfortable win.

They were Pizarro's 173rd and 174th goal in the German top flight and they earned him a massive 50 per cent of the weekly vote from bundesliga.com users. And his brace also reinforced the belief that, even with Mario Mandzukic and the imminent arrival in the summer of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund, can still produce the goods at the highest level and be a key player for Bayern.

Reus' fine form continues

In second place with 24 per cent of the vote was Dortmund's , who seems to enjoy his trips to the BayArena. The Germany attacking midfielder struck for the fourth season running at the home of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and assisted another, in the 2-2 draw on Saturday evening and has now been directly involved in a truly remarkable 16 of Dortmund's last 19 league goals.

In third place was a youngster who has been the behind-the-scenes orchestrator in 1. FSV Mainz 05's impressive rise to the brink of European qualification, . The 20-year-old has been the creative pivot in midfield for Thomas Tuchel's men, starting 29 times in the league this season and providing two assists in the weekend win over 1. FC Nürnberg . Geis took home 16 per cent of the vote.

Honourable mentions

Another unsung hero in a team of unsung heroes emerged in fourth place in the shape of , who has been a revelation since returning to the Bundesliga from Turkey last summer. The 31-year-old former 1. FC Kaiserslautern striker scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season in FC Augsburg's 3-1 win over Hamburger SV to keep his side's European hopes alive and earn him six per cent of the vote.

Bringing up the rear were VfL Wolfsburg’s , who won three per cent after a brace in the 2-2 draw with SC Freiburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach's , who netted the Foals' winner away at FC Schalke 04 to take home one per cent.

Check out Pizarro's Player of the Week-winning performance against Bremen courtesy of our official Bundesliga YouTube channel: