Cologne - Admir Mehmedi may have been struggling to find the net on a regular basis in the current campaign, but the SC Freiburg striker proved what he is capable of on Matchday 29, scoring a stunner against 1. FSV Mainz 05 which earned the Swiss international first place in bundesliga.com's Goal of the Week vote.

The 24-year-old made a confident run into the visitors’ box after skilfully controlling a long ball to fire home from just inside the area, and although his strike did little to prevent his side slipping to a 3-2 defeat at home to the 05ers, it meant the world to Mehmedi.

Tight race


“This superb goal will give him confidence,” said Freiburg goalkeeper Roman Bürki after his compatriot had ended a 1077-minute goalless streak with only his second goal this term. Team captain Julian Schuster, meanwhile, highlighted how crucial the 2014 FIFA World Cup participant can be to a Freiburg side fighting the drop: “Admir is a player that has the ability to change a game at any time.”

It turned out to be a close-run race for the Goal of the Week award, however, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winning just seven per cent less votes than Mehmedi. The Gabon international’s deft chip gave Borussia Dortmund the lead in the 3-0 success over SC Paderborn, while FC Bayern München midfield dynamo Sebastian Rode earned 22 per cent of bundesliga.com users’ votes for his Arjen Robben-like strike in the 2-0 win at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

FC Schalke 04 prospect Leroy Sane’s 70-yard run, meanwhile, won 15 per cent, with FC Augsburg star Tobias Werner coming fifth (6 per cent) with a skilful first-time volley against VfB Stuttgart.

Take another look at this week’s contenders below, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: