A top-of-the-table Borussia Dortmund side who are yet to concede, a Bayern Munich side getting into the Oktoberfest swing and a rampant Bayer Leverkusen who secured their first win of the season: Here’s the weekend dream team according to Official Fantasy Bundesliga…
Manuel Neuer (Bayern, 13pts)
Germany No1 Neuer kept his second clean sheet since returning from injury and was ever alert during Bayern’s 4-0 win against visiting Mainz, crucial saves in either half from Daniel Brosinski and Fabian Frei ensuring he was by no means a spectator.
Lukasz Piszczek (Dortmund, 16pts)
With his defence maintaining a clean sheet, Piszczek added to his points tally by providing an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second goal of the game in BVB's 5-0 humbling of Cologne. The flying Poland full-back – who has played every minute of this Bundesliga campaign under coach Peter Bosz – was BVB’s leading sprinter (making 32) against Cologne.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Dortmund, 17pts)
The Dortmund captain added to his defensive points haul by scoring his side’s second goal of the 5-0 victory against the Billy Goats. That effort means the Greece international has scored in each one of his seven seasons in the Bundesliga and with 132 touches - just two short of his central defensive partner Ömer Toprak’s match-leading total.
Ömer Toprak (Dortmund, 14pts)
Speaking of the Turkey international, Toprak was imperious against Cologne, winning more duels (15) than any other player in Black and Yellow. Throw in the clean sheet and it was a memorable first league start for Toprak since his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
Philipp Max (Augsburg, 17pts)
Ever-present this term as Augsburg enjoy their best ever start to a top-flight campaign, Max’s superbly struck first-half free-kick set Manuel Baum’s men on their way to a 2-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt. He covered almost ten kilometres and completed 62 intensive runs in an impressive showing at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern, 18pts)
Assist-king Kimmich was on fire as Bayern dismantled Mainz at the Allianz Arena. Thomas Müller, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski all had the spectacularly talented utility man to thank for assisting their goals, while Kimmich covered more ground than any of his team-mates on the day (7.3 miles). Finally, no other player came near the 22-year-old’s phenomenal 136 touches.
Watch: Kimmich reflects on Bayern's '"best game yet"
Charles Aranguiz (Leverkusen, 20pts)
Weighing in with a thumping 29th-minute goal – his first of the season – Chile international Aranguiz looked solid as Leverkusen chalked up their first win of this Bundesliga season. No player clocked up more distance in the 4-0 win against Freiburg than the 28-year-old – in his third season with Die Werkself – while the schemer offered a healthy 68 completed passes as B04 tormented their opponents.
Maximilian Philipp (Dortmund, 17pts)
Not content with heading his first goal for Dortmund after only two minutes, Philipp enjoyed double the delight by netting the game’s final effort of the day. The 23-year-old shared equal billing with team-mates Aubameyang and Mahmoud Dahoud in boasting a game-high five shots on target.
Thomas Müller (Bayern, 17pts)
The Germany international appeared to be everywhere against Mainz, and that was reflected in his points total. A goal – his first in the league since April – an assist, four successful duels, plus points for being on the winning side, creating a shot on goal and playing at least 70 minutes meant Müller was one of the weekend’s stars with an all-round performance.
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern, 18pts)
How about these for some numbers: 100 Bundesliga games for Bayern, 82 goals; the highest-scoring active Bundesliga player (156 goals); 13 goals in 14 matches against Mainz. If you picked Lewandowski in your Fantasy XI, you’re laughing all the way to the Fantasy bank.
Watch: Lewandowski: "We showed what we can do"
Kevin Volland (Leverkusen, 15pts)
Volland’s first two goals of this campaign – coming from just four shots – arrived at just the right time to give Heiko Herrlich’s side a much-needed fillip against visiting Freiburg. An impressive 64 intensive runs also made sure the former Hoffenheim frontman worked up quite a sweat as Leverkusen ran riot.