Team of the Week

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Bayern’s fab five and Endo’s perfect 10

Bayern Munich romped to a 5-1 win at the weekend and are heavily represented in the team of the week.

9:25am on Monday 1st March 2021
Nicholas Hughes

Five goals, five players in FC’s Bundesliga Team of the Week for Bayern Munich after they thrashed Koln 5-1 on Saturday.

The Bavarians kept RB Leipzig at bay to maintain a two point lead at the top of the table after Julian Nagelsmann’s side secured a thrilling 3-2 win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Christopher Nkunku (8.4) scored Leipzig’s first goal as they came from 2-0 down at half-time. The Frenchman also provided the cross for Alexander Sorloth’s stoppage time winner in a decisive performance.

He is in the front three alongside Robert Lewandowski (8.4), the first of the Bayern quintet, after his brace in the aforementioned drubbing.

The Pole is now up to a remarkable 28 goals in 22 league appearances and has scored 10 goals in as many games in all competitions.

Jadon Sancho (8.8) rounds out the front three with a goal and an assist to his name in Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld. The No.7 had a game high six crosses and 10 touches in the opposition box.

There is a perfect score for Stuttgart’s Wataru Endo (10) after the Japanese had a hand in four of his side’s five goals in a 5-1 win over Schalke.

Endo scored and assisted twice each while also carrying out his defensive duties with six clearances and seven recoveries.

Leon Goretzka (9.9) fell just short of a perfect rating himself after registering a hat-trick of assists for Bayern against Koln, creating three big chances and completing two dribbles.

Alongside him is teammate Serge Gnabry (8.7) who, despite only playing 26 minutes off the bench, capped of Bayern’s win with a quickfire brace in the final 10 minutes.

Alphonso Davies (7.6) completed a staggering eight dribbles in the win, racking up 23 passes into the final third and a total pass completion of 94% and takes the left-back position.

The final Bayern player in the team is Niklas Sule (7.4) who completed 99 passes, the most of any player, at a 94% success rate and won both of his attempted aerial duels.

Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix (7.8) scored in his side’s 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin and won three aerial duels to keep Die Wolfe in third place.

He is joined at the back by Augsburg’s Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (7.9) after a defensive masterclass helped his side hold on for a 1-0 victory at Mainz.

The Dutchman made 14 clearances, won eight total duels, five aerials and two tackles in the match, all team-leading numbers.

His goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz (8.2) completes the team on the back of his six saves in the match, ensuring there is now a nine point gap between themselves in 13th and second-bottom Mainz.


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