Schalke’s Guido Burgstaller was the cream of the clinical crop in Official Fantasy Bundesliga on Matchday 31, but who else went home with a bag full of points?
The Switzerland international kept his seventh clean sheet of the season as Augsburg picked up three massive points against relegation rivals Hamburg on Sunday afternoon. It was a relatively untroubled day for the 'keeper, but he was on the spot when called upon as he saved all four shots on his goal.
Philipp Max (Augsburg, 16 points)
The second of three Augsburg players to feature in this team, Max celebrated his 50th Bundesliga appearance with a magisterial display as he not only scored or assisted a goal for the first time in his Bundesliga career, but did so three times against Hamburg with his maiden top-flight goal accompanying two further assists in a commanding 4-0 victory at the bottom of the table.
The centre-back now has two goals this season, and both from corners, but few will be as important as the one he scored against Frankfurt. Last minute of the game, and Hübner heads his side in front to guarantee TSG a top-four finish for the first time in their history. He was also strong as usual in his challenges, winning an impressive 67 per cent – the second-best on the pitch.
The Royal Blues' skipper ended a run of 38 Bundesliga games without a goal when he finally found the back of the net in the 4-1 drubbing of Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The centre-back also won an amazing 71 per cent of his challenges to limit the Leverkusen chances.
As well as points for a 16th clean sheet this season, Alaba also got the title celebrations underway for Bayern with his sublime first-half free-kick. Five of the Austrian’s last seven Bundesliga goals have come in this manner, and all three of Alaba’s goals this season have come against the northern trio of Werder Bremen, Hamburg and now Wolfsburg.
The 30-year-old is having the season of his life for Werder as he’s now scored or assisted 12 goals this campaign. Bartels was at it again against Hertha this weekend as he netted the opener and set up Max Kruse to make it 2-0 within the opening 15 minutes.
Halil Altintop (Augsburg, 16 points)
The third Augsburg representative in this XI, the veteran bagged his first brace in almost exactly three years as Die Fuggerstädter tore apart Hamburg to move out of the relegation play-off place and up to 13th. The Turkey international has now only scored more Bundesliga goals against Wolfsburg than Hamburg.
Alessandro Schöpf (Schalke, 17 points)
Always a willing runner, Schöpf covered more ground than anyone else on the pitch at the BayArena (12.6 km) and settled the game early on with his sixth goal of the season to make it 3-0 inside just 18 minutes. The Austrian’s corner also provided the assist for Benedikt Höwedes to make it 2-0 a few moments earlier.
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, 15 points)
Another game, another brace for the Bundesliga’s top scorer – the tenth time this season he’s bagged a brace or better! The Poland captain scored goals 27 and 28 of this campaign as Bayern wrapped up the title at Wolfsburg. His second took him to 75 league goals for Bayern in just his 93rd appearance – no other player has reached that milestone quicker, not even the legendary Gerd Müller (108 games).
Guido Burgstaller (Schalke, 18 points)
The Austria international scored his first goals away from home in the Bundesliga with his third brace in just his 15th top-flight appearance. It took the 28-year-old 63 Bundesliga 2 games to score three braces. Burgstaller fired Schalke into the lead in just the sixth minute and grabbed his second just after the break.
Gladbach’s captain fantastic has now scored in four consecutive games for the first time in his Bundesliga career. The skipper opened the scoring as the Foals beat Mainz 2-1, and Stindl’s six attempts on goal was more than anyone else on the pitch.
Watch: Stindl on giving his all for the team: