Summary

  • Eight of the dream XI found the back of the net on Matchday 24.
  • Seven clubs represented in the team.
  • Four Bayern players make the grade.

There was no holding the Bundesliga Team of the Week back during Matchday 24. No matter what position, goals were scored - Marvin Plattenhardt and Aytac Sulu proved that.

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Goalkeeper

Felix Wiedwald (SV Werder Bremen)

The Green-Whites’ extended their unbeaten run to four games thanks in no small part to Wiedwald’s dramatic penalty save to thwart Bayer 04 Leverkusen deep into second-half stoppage time. The 26-year-old kept out Ömer Toprak’s spot-kick, but he had already kept Leverkusen at bay with a string of saves earlier in the game.

Watch: Teammate Claudio Pizarro on Werder's still precarious situation:

Defenders

Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin)

Plattenhardt’s magnificent free-kick, which rocketed into the top right-hand corner of the net at 93km/h, proved to be the clincher against Borussia Dortmund and was his seventh goal direct from a free-kick in the Bundesliga.

Aytac Sulu (SV Darmstadt 98)

The Darmstadt skipper lead by example to help the Lilies to their fourth win of the campaign, heading his side into an early lead and then inspiring his teammates after they had been reduced to 10 men by Mario Vrancic’s sending-off.

Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)

The milestones continue to pile up for the Bayern captain in his final season, with his 30,000th touch in the Bundesliga early on in the leaders’ emphatic 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt being one of an impressive 94 for Lahm on Matchday 24.

Midfielders

Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)

As well as grabbing his first Bundesliga goal of 2017, Costa menaced the Frankfurt defence throughout with five shots on goal as well as sending over four crosses.

Filip Kostic (Hamburger SV)

The Serb’s first-ever headed goal in the Bundesliga came at the perfect time for Hamburg. Kostic’s first of the year, one of his three attempts on goal, drew the Red Shorts’ level in their eventual 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin)

The Ivorian was on the scoresheet for the first time since 21 December, giving Hertha an early lead on the way to a vital win over Dortmund to keep his side snapping at the heels of the top four. Kalou also lead the way with five attempts on goal.

Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

The Dutchman gave Frankfurt’s defence a torrid time at the Allianz Arena, making 28 sprints and laying on a fine cross that Robert Lewandowski converted to make it 3-0. It was Robben’s fifth assist of 2016/17.

Watch: Hertha's Kalou is positive on the possibility of a spot in Europe:

Forwards

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

The Polish striker’s rich vein of form continued against Frankfurt, with the second of his two goals taking him to 100 in all competitions for Bayern. With 14 in his last 12 Bundesliga outings, Lewandowski looks to be leading Bayern to an unprecedented fifth consecutive league title.

Mario Gomez (VfL Wolfsburg)

The veteran striker was at his predatory best to slam in an early goal that proved to be decisive for the Wolves at RB Leipzig, handing his side a first victory under new coach Andries Jonker.

Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04)

The Austria international was in a clinical mood against Augsburg, scoring his two goals with just seven touches of the ball and two of his three attempts on goal.

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