• Players from six different clubs make up this Team of the Week.
  • Forwards Werner, Modeste and Harzard each score twice.
  • Neuer makes several fine saves to help Bayern win.

Following a week of European action and with more Bundesliga fixtures coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday, a number of coaches opted to rotate their line-ups - and several players took full advantage to showcase their talents, making it into our Matchday 3 Team of the Week in the process.

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Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München) - the world’s best goalkeeper enhanced his reputation further with a string of impressive saves as Bayern were pushed all the way by FC Ingolstadt 04.


Rafinha (Bayern) - the second of three representatives from the record Bundesliga champions, the Brazilian ensured his presence in this week's dream team thanks to a scorching goal against Ingolstadt.

Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) - there was simply no way through for SV Darmstadt 98 at the weekend, with the big Greek centre-back imperious throughout BVB's 6-0 triumph.

Frederik Sörensen (1. FC Köln) - the Dane helped the Billy Goats maintain their excellent start to the season in their 3-0 win over SC Freiburg, and it was his monster throw-in that led to the third goal.

No way through: Sokratis (l.) nips another attempted Darmstadt attack in the bud. © gettyimages / Lukas Schulze


Christian Pulisic (Dortmund) - the teenager more than lived up to the hype he has been generating, contributing a goal and two assists in BVB's win over Darmstadt, and earning the spoils in our #BLMVP Matchday 3 vote too.

Gonzalo Castro (Dortmund) - ever reliable in the centre of the park, Castro was outstanding once more at the weekend, netting a brace and creating another to leave the Lilies no chance.

Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt) - a goal and an assist in a man of the match performance in which the Mexican outshone compatriot Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in Frankfurt's 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen. That takes some doing, with the No10 deservedly winning a spot in this week's Best XI.

Franck Ribery (Bayern) - with Ingolstadt proving extremely resilient opposition, it was no surprise that it was the long-serving Frenchman who instigated Bayern's victory, providing all three assists in the 3-1 triumph.

Watch: Fabian reflects on scoring his maiden Bundesliga goal:


Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) - the young Belgian is on fire at present, scoring his second and third league goals of the season to help dispatch SV Werder Bremen 4-1 in a game in which his pace and movement were a constant threat.

Anthony Modeste (Köln) - the Frenchman likewise took his Bundesliga tally for the season to three with a brace on Friday, and was largely unplayable against Freiburg.

Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) - a half-time substitute away to Hamburg, Werner was the spark Leipzig needed to get going after the break. His tireless running was a menace for the home defence, and the 20-year-old capped a fine display with two goals.

Watch: Modeste reflects on Köln's win over Freiburg:

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