Team of the Week

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Harit and Haaland the heroes

Schalke earned just their first win of the season at the weekend, largely due to the exploits of the 23-year-old midfielder

9:52am on Monday 11th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Schalke finally won their first Bundesliga game of the season this past weekend, and in emphatic fashion too as Hoffenheim were swept aside with a 4-0 home victory.

The best player of the Bundesliga weekend was Schalke's Amine Harit (10) who scored a perfect 10 FC Rating for his performance which included a hat-trick of assists as well as a goal scored for himself.

The beneficiary of these assists was striker Matthew Hoppe (9.8), who turned the chances into a goalscoring hat-trick of his own.

In FootballCritic's Bundesliga Team of the Week for Matchday 15, he is joined in attack by Erling Haaland (8.9), who once again emerged as Dortmund's main man in the vital 3-1 away win against RB Leipzig, with him getting on the scoresheet twice.

Making up the front three is Ermedin Demirovic (9.4), who contributed to three goals for Freiburg via two scored himself plus an assist.

His Freiburg team-mate Nicolas Hofler (8.9) makes it into the midfield following his excellent outing in the 5-0 demolition of Koln. As well as scoring a goal, he won 9/16 duels and made 11 ball recoveries.

The midfield is completed by Jonas Hoffman (9.4), who helped himself to two goals an an assist in the biggest fixture of the weekend as Gladbach defeated champions Bayern 3-2.

Two Stuttgart defenders make it into the backline after the 4-1 win versus Augsburg - Borna Sosa (7.7) and Waldemar Anton (8.1).

Leverkusen's poor form continued on Saturday as they couldn't find a way past Werder Bremen in a 1-1 draw, but Jonathan Tah (8.2) remained solid at the back and completed a superb 98/103 attempted passes.

Philipp Lienhart (7.9) makes up the back four after his goal for Freiburg.

It may have been a comprehensive win for Schalke, but they still had to rely on goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann (7.9) to make five saves.

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