Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig are well-represented in the MD8 Team of the Week. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig are well-represented in the MD8 Team of the Week. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Matchday 8

Yann Sommer the last line of defence, Mats Hummels shoring things up at the back, Thiago pulling the strings in midfield and Yussuf Poulsen providing the goal threat? It can only be one team: the Team of the Week for Matchday 8!


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Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 12 points)

You were smiling if you had made the Mönchengladbach number one your number one this weekend. With six shots saved, the Switzerland international earned himself — and you — a weighty points tally with a second clean sheet of the campaign.

Gladbach custodian Yann Sommer was in no mood to be beaten on Matchday 8. - © imago


Stefan Bell (Mainz, 14 points)

The Mainz defender was the Bundesliga's most dangerous defender last season, notching five goals for the 05ers. The centre-back got off the mark at the weekend against Hamburg — look out, there could be a lot more to come!

Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 14 points)

Measuring nearly 2.00m/6'5" tall, you would think opposing defences would know the Denmark international would be a threat from set-pieces. It seems even his former Bremen team-mates haven't worked out how to stop him, though, after he scored a 12th Bundesliga goal — his ninth from a corner — against them. With a flawless ten-from-ten challenges won, it was a bumper Matchday.

Watch: Vestergaard had mixed emotions after facing his former club

Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich, 15 points)

The Germany international again showed the talent in an opponent's final third that marked him out as an attacking player in the fledgling years of his career as he registered a second assist of the season. With 12 of his 15 challenges also won, it was a fruitful 90 minutes.

Oscar Wendt (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 14 points)

Gladbach's Scandinavians shone at the Weser Stadium with their Sweden international turning in an unblemished modern full-back's copy. Assist? Check. Attacking threat? Two shots. Day job done? With 69 per cent of challenges won, absolutely.


Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig, 13 points)

The Austria international's first Bundesliga game as RBL captain could not have gone better as he led by example, scoring the equaliser to quieten the Signal Iduna Park and open his 2017/18 account.

Thiago (Bayern Munich, 17 points)

Alongside fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez, Thiago excelled. There was a goal, a hefty 115 touches and a bullying 81 per cent of challenges won as he dictated the game against Freiburg with and without the ball.

Leon Goretzka (Schalke, 14 points)

With his penalty at Hertha, the highly sought-after midfielder secured you a healthy dollop of Fantasy points and set his team en route to victory. Trigger happy, he fired in a game-high four shots.

Watch: Goretzka on his first penalty goal in the Bundesliga


Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich, 15 points)

His spectacular diving header was accompanied by an assist that takes him to two for the season. Last season, the France international teed up just one strike for his Bayern team-mates last term.

Anastasios Donis (Stuttgart, 14 points)

The Stuttgart man opened his Bundesliga account with a goal, and he certainly was determined to get it — he fired in no fewer than ten shots against Cologne, more than any other top-flight player in Germany has managed in a single 90 minutes this season.

Yussuf Poulsen (Leipzig, 14 points)

Leipzig's Denmark international forward was both clinical and warrior-like in Dortmund. A second goal in two matches was just desserts for a busy all-round showing in which he went into 41 challenges and covered a sapping 12.5 kilometres, more than any other player on the pitch.

Watch: Poulsen reflects on Leipzig's statement win in Dortmund

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