FC Schalke 04 summer signing Nabil Bentaleb put Mainz to the sword with two goals on Matchday 8. - © imago / Jan Huebner
FC Schalke 04 summer signing Nabil Bentaleb put Mainz to the sword with two goals on Matchday 8. - © imago / Jan Huebner
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#BLMVP Matchday 8 candidate: Nabil Bentaleb

He is not usually known for his goalscoring but Nabil Bentaleb took his goals tally to three in his last two games for FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 8 as the Royal Blues beat 1. FSV Mainz 05 3-0.

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The Algeria international, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, now has three goals in his last two Bundesliga games, having scored just once in 66 matches for his former club.

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    Has three goals in his last two Bundesliga games.Scored twice in a game for the first time in career against Mainz.Helped himself to 17 Official Fantasy Bundesliga points.

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Watch: Bentaleb reflects on Schalke victory.