Frederick Rönnow (Union Berlin)
Whilst he counterpart at the other end was having a nightmare he wanted to forget, Union keeper Rönnow was keeping Dortmund out at the other end particularly in the second half with saves to deny Marco Reus and Youssoufa Moukoko.
Paulo Otávio (VfL Wolfsburg)
The VfL left back was given license to roam up the flank which he did to excellent effect providing both the assists for Yannick Gerhardt and Omar Marmoush’s goals.
Willi Orban (RB Leipzig)
As usual the Hungarian was a rock in defence and a poacher in the opposition penalty area. He scored his third goal of the season in the first half against Hertha and spent the second half trying to stem the Berlin flow.
Silas (VfB Stuttgart)
Nominally a right wing back, Silas was everywhere on Saturday as Stuttgart claimed their first win of the season in style. Silas scored two and provided the assist for Ahamada’s goal. The Swabians go to guy.
Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt)
His exquisite, chipped finish alone was enough to get voted into the Team of the Week, but his all-round performance was great as well. The only downside for Frankfurt is that interested parties like Arsenal are only going to get more interested after performances like this.
Janik Haberer (Union Berlin)
It is usually Sheraldo Becker and Jordan grabbing the headlines for their goals, but on Sunday it was Janik Haberer. Granted, his first was a simple walk-in after Gregor Kobel’s howler, but his second was a scorcher that gave the keeper no chance. Not bad from someone Freiburg deemed surplus to requirements.
Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Two-goal Kamada is no stranger to the Team of the Week. He kept his cool for his first penalty after Lukas Hradecky had saved Kolo Muani’s initial effort but been forced to face a retake. He then kept his nerve again in the second period to dispatch another penalty.
Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)
Sané in this mood is just a pleasure to watch. The Bayern attacker provided the assists for the Rekordmeister’s opening two goals against Freiburg and then scored the third himself. He could and should have had more assists and goals in the second half but was too unselfish at times.
Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Frankfurt are simply a much better and dangerous team with Randal Kolo Muani in the line-up and both Lucas Alario and Rafael Borré are being forced to sit on the bench as a result. He can be forgiven for his penalty miss as he hot on the scoresheet, nonetheless.
Steffen Tigges (Köln)
The task of replacing the goals of Anthony Modeste is a hard one to take on, but on the evidence of late, Steffen Tigges could be up to the job. Two well-taken goals got Köln the much-needed three points against an Augsburg side that provided a real game of it at the Rhein-Energie Stadion.
Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
‘World class’ is how Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schäfer described Marcus Thuram after his two goals on Saturday handed Gladbach a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw. His goals were well taken, and his pace and strength caused problems all afternoon. That is now four in three games for the Frenchman- being converted into a top Bundesliga striker by Daniel Farke.
As always there were plenty of contenders for the Team of the Week, who narrowly missed out. Alphonso Davies and Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting had good games for Bayern, while Hoffenheim’s Robert Skov’s double penalty haul on Friday was worthy of a vote. Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa and Wataru Endo had good games and did Christopher Lenz and Mario Götze at Frankfurt. Full debutant Denis Huseinbasic did a great job filling in for Dejan Ljubicic at Köln with Linton Maina also impressing. Dodi Lukebakio also deserves a mention for inspiring a second half Hertha fightback at Leipzig.
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