• Adler keeps clean sheet and saves penalty.
  • Fabian strikes again for Frankfurt.
  • Modeste brace takes him top of the player standings.

The Bundesliga was back with a vengeance after the international break, with stars from across the league in action. The competition on Matchday 7 was tight - no team scored more than two goals, and four matches ended in a draw.

Still, there were plenty of difference makers for Official Fantasy Bundesliga managers, and we've compiled them into our #BLFantasy Team of the Week for Matchday 7.

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Rene Adler (Hamburger SV, 15 points) – Any time you're in goal for a team that concedes 76 percent of possession and 22 attempts on goal, it’s likely to take a Herculean effort to maintain a clean sheet. Adler came up with just that in the goalless draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach, and even saved a penalty along the way.

Rene Adler's heroics ensured ten-man Hamburger SV left Mönchengladbach with a point. © gettyimages


Douglas Santos (Hamburger SV, 12) – Hamburg's left-back was also put to the test against Gladbach. He passed with flying colours, and was second in his team in both touches (53) and tackles won (15).

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1. FSV Mainz 05 - 12 points) - The 21-year-old France youth international was excellent in breaking up play while deputising in a defensive midfield position in the 2-1 win over SV Darmstadt 98. He led all Mainz players with 17 tackles won.

Andreas Christensen and Nico Elvedi (both Borussia Mönchengladbach - both 11 points) - Two-thirds of Gladbach's three-man backline are on our leader board this week with good reason. Hamburg may only have tested the Foals' goal five times, but these two still found ways to get involved - they were the top two passers in the team.

1. FSV Mainz 05's Jean-Philippe Gbamin (l.) worked his socks off on Matchday 7. © gettyimages

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Jerome Gondorf (SV Darmstadt 98 - 13 points) - It would be hard to ask Gondorf to be any more at the centre of things than he was against Mainz. The 28-year-old scored a goal, and led the Lilies in both shots (3) and touches (81).

Hakan Calhanoglu(Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 12 points) - His finely placed header got Leverkusen back into the game, but it wasn’t enough to get a result in the 2-1 defeat to SV Werder Bremen... because of the efforts of a striker you'll meet a little later in this list!

Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt - 13 points) - Unlike Calhanoglu, the Mexico international's 78th-minute goal against FC Bayern München did secure a point for his team. He also kept his opponents under pressure, peppering the Bayern goal with a game-high four shots.

Watch: Marco Fabian reacts to Frankfurt's draw with Bayern:


Anthony Modeste (1. FC Köln - 18 points) - With seven goals in seven matches, the Frenchman is the hottest striker in the league. True to form, he scored both goals in the 2-1 win against FC Ingolstadt 04. What’s more, he led the Billy Goats in tackles won with 13!

Sandro Wagner (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - 13 points) - Played a big role in helping keep Hoffenheim unbeaten for the season in a 2-1 win at home to SC Freiburg. He scored the opener and led his team in shots (5) as well.

Ousman Manneh (SV Werder Bremen - 14 points) - Werder look to have unearthed a real treasure in this young forward from Gambia, who came to Germany as a refugee two years ago. Manneh scored the winner in front of the home fans and showed a prodigious work rate up front, matching Calhanoglu with a match-high six attempts on goal.

Watch: Ousman Manneh delights in his first Bundesliga goal:

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