Matchday 9: Team of the Week

There were goals coming from all quarters in bundesliga.com's Matchday 9 Team of the Week.


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Lukas Hradecky (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Eintracht Frankfurt certainly had their goalkeeper to thank for a precious clean sheet at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday night. He notably made a fine reflex save from Oscar Wendt in the 72nd minute, turning the ball instinctively onto the crossbar to secure his side a point.


Maximilian Philipp (SC Freiburg) – Another goal in the 3-1 win at Bremen ensured Philipp was the talk of the Bundesliga at the weekend. He dribbled his way through the massed ranks of Bremen defenders before providing a fine finish, even as he appeared to be falling. "It was a top quality goal," said his coach Christian Streich. Philipp admitted even he is surprised by how many goals he is scoring, but added that he doesn't let himself "get knocked off the ball so easily", as he proved on Matchday 9.

Anthony Modeste (1. FC Köln) – There is no player in any of Europe's top leagues with more goals than Modeste after his Matchday 9 hat-trick took him onto 11 for the season in nine games. It was the first hat-trick from a Köln player since Tino Polster in 1997 – who also netted three against Hamburg. The French forward is now four goals clear at the top of the scoring charts, and his team are up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) – 480 minutes without scoring is a long time for any forward, but when you are Lewandowski, that is an eternity. It was high time he ended that drought, then, and he did it in the way only he knows how: with a brace. For the 32nd time, the Pole scored more than one goal in a game, with only eight players in the history of the Bundesliga netting more than once in a game more frequently. Lewandowski is back, and the Bundesliga is trembling.

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