Summary

  • Bayern provide three of the Matchday 14 Team of the Week after 5-0 win over Wolfsburg.
  • Eight other clubs contribute to the side.
  • Reus gets the nod after last-gasp equaliser.

Bayern's return to the top of the Bundesliga sees three of their biggest stars named in the Matchday 14 Team of the Week, but Ingolstadt's shock win over Leipzig is also rewarded.

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Goalkeeper

Oliver Baumann (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) – The Sinsheim club’s custodian helped ensure his side preserved their unbeaten record with a dominant display in the 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. He twice denied Alex Meier in one-on-one situations, dealt with 15 shots on his goal and ensured that an aerial assault from the Eagles totalling 11 corners and 18 crosses was all in vain.

Baumann has kept five clean sheets for Hoffenheim this season.

Defenders

Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln) - The Billy Goats' captain gave a performance against Borussia Dortmund that deserved three points for his side rather than the one the 1-1 result earned. He kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so quiet that the league’s top scorer did not manage a shot on target, kept cool and composed throughout and laid on Artjoms Rudnevs’ goal from a free kick.

Roger (FC Ingolstadt 04) - The Brazilian’s 12th minute header set the Bundesliga’s back-markers on the way to a huge upset against RB Leipzig. Having given his side an early lead, he gave an inspirational performance to help protect it, making some last-ditch challenges to help spur Maik Walpurgis’ side to a win that lifted them off the foot of the table and inflicted a first defeat of the season on the league leaders.

Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach) - The Danish defender was outstanding up and down the pitch as he played a key role in the 1-0 victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05 that ended Gladbach’s eight-game winless. He shackled the dangerous Karim Onisiwo and then popped up to grab the winner 13 minutes from time for his first goal of 2016/17.

Roger (c) celebrates his goal from a glancing header that was enough to give Ingolstadt a surprise win over Leipzig.
Roger (c) celebrates his goal from a glancing header that was enough to give Ingolstadt a surprise win over Leipzig. © gettyimages / Johannes Simon

Midfielders

Vincenzo Grifo (SC Freiburg) - The Germany-born Italy Under 20 cap was a busy presence in his side’s 1-0 win over Darmstadt, running a match-leading 11.96km and using his pace well with 82 fast runs to help in his side’s steady progress up the table.

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) - Called “irreplaceable” by coach Thomas Tuchel after he had secured a point with a last-minute equaliser, Reus is back to his best after his injury lay-off. With teammate Aubameyang having a quiet day in front of goal, Reus stepped into the breach with three shots on target as well as 33 sprints.

Nicolai Müller (Hamburger SV) - It was Müller’s incisive, weaving run to the edge of the box climaxing with a shot that struck the post that gave Filip Kostic the chance to grab the winning goal against FC Augsburg. It was just reward for the 29-year-old after an energetic display where he led the way with 33 sprints and 82 fast runs. 

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) - A trademark curling shot from the edge of the box by Robben gave Bayern the lead over VfL Wolfsburg in spectacular style, and another attempt from the Dutchman later was diverted into the net by Thomas Müller. Robben is in prime form, with five goals from nine Bundesliga outings so far.

Reus' goal was his first of the current Bundesliga campaign, with his last one also coming against Köln, on Matchday 34 of 2015/16.
Reus' goal was his first of the current Bundesliga campaign, with his last one also coming against Köln, on Matchday 34 of 2015/16. © gettyimages / Schulze

Forwards

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) - A goal drought lasting 999 minutes came to an end when Müller found the net with the fourth goal in Bayern’s 5-0 rout of Wolfsburg. Joy and relief were written all over his face, and for good measure Müller also made his fifth assist of the season when setting up Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) - The Polish striker must circle the meetings with Wolfsburg on his calendar when the fixtures are announced, making it 12 goals in 12 appearances against the Wolves in Bayern’s demolition job at the Allianz Arena. He was at his predatory best for his 10th and 11th strikes of the season, and must be relishing the return fixture on Matchday 31.

Max Kruse (SV Werder Bremen) - The striker was smart enough to latch on to a mistake by Berlin’s Niklas Stark to notch what turned out to be the decisive goal in the Olympiastadion. It was Kruse’s second in as many games and the 28-year-old has played a big part in two consecutive wins that have nudged Bremen away from the relegation zone.

Watch: Lewandowski and Müller's delight at Bayern returning to the top of the Bundesliga.

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