David Alaba (l.) struck an absolute belter of a free-kick in FC Bayern München's 2-0 win over VfB Stuttgart
David Alaba (l.) struck an absolute belter of a free-kick in FC Bayern München's 2-0 win over VfB Stuttgart

FC Bayern's Alaba takes Matchday 20 Goal of the Week award

Cologne - On a weekend that brought us stunning individual efforts and breathtaking team goals, it was FC Bayern München utility man David Alaba's sensational free-kick that was voted as the Matchday 20 Goal of the Week by bundesliga.com's users.

Bremen duo finish in podium places

Following a foul on Arjen Robben, the Austrian international stepped up to put his 30-yard effort on a postage stamp, leaving VfB Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich powerless to prevent the strike handing the current table toppers a 2-0 win. It was the 22-year-old's first Bundesliga goal since 1 March 2014 and earned him 52 per cent of the bundesliga.com vote.

Alaba boasted a comfortable margin of victory, with Davie Selke's opener in SV Werder Bremen's 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen earning 29 per cent of the ballot and second place. While Selke's finish was the result of some fine combination play by Bremen, team-mate Zlatko Junuzovic's nominated effort was all of his own making as he curled a sumptuous set-piece past Bernd Leno. Although it was the Austrian's fourth goal from a direct free-kick this season - a league leading statistic - it was only enough to garner the two-time Goal of the Week winner nine per cent of the votes.

Finishing fourth with a strike that may have been worthy of winning the vote on another Matchday, Robben's stunning first-time volley from 12 yards boasted power, precision and garnered seven per cent of the vote. There are no losers in a week like this, but bringing up the rear having collected just three per cent of the vote is man of the moment Kevin De Bruyne, who put the gloss on VfL Wolfsburg's 3-0 win at home to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with a fierce drive that found the far corner in the 84th minute.

Take another look at Alaba's belting free-kick on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: