Cologne - Thanks to a stunning goal and an all-action performance against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, bundesliga.com users have chosen FC Bayern München's Sebastian Rode as Matchday 29's Player of the Week.

The 24-year-old former Eintracht Frankfurt man claimed an impressive 50 per cent of the vote after scoring the opening goal - a delightfully dexterous finish into the corner - and covering almost every blade of grass as a depleted Bayern side took a step closer to a 24th Bundesliga title with a solid 2-0 victory.

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Coming in second this week was 1. FSV Mainz 05 striker Shinji Okazaki, who bagged a brace - his 11th and 12th goals of the season - as the 05ers took a major step towards safety with a 3-2 win at SC Freiburg. Okazaki has now scored 27 times in just 60 Bundesliga games for Mainz, reinforcing his reputation as the league's greatest Japanese player.

Completing the vote was Kyriakos Papadopoulos of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The Greek international’s new lease of life continued as he bagged a goal in the 4-0 hammering of Hannover 96 to help the Werkself climb into the third and final automatic UEFA Champions League qualifying spot.