The 30-year-old scored two trademark goals cutting in from the left, the first of them perfectly placed in off the post, to help the league leaders see off a hitherto resolute and solid Augsburg outfit.
After the game, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called the former Chelsea FC and Real Madrid CF man "the best outfield player in the world", while coach Pep Guardiola labelled him a "wonderful player and a fantastic professional". bundesliga.com users obviously agreed, giving him a whopping 63 per cent of the vote.
In second place was SC Paderborn's man of the moment Lukas Kruse, who made a string of saves to keep VfL Wolfsburg at bay and ensure his team took a point in a 1-1 draw at the Volkswagen Arena, gaining him 24 per cent of the vote. Bringing up the rear was TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino, who scored one and made another in the Sinsheim club's thrilling 3-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.