Team of the Week

Bundesliga team of the week: Jovic back with a bang, Muller saves Bayern

The Serbian made his first appearance for Eintracht Frankfurt since arriving on loan from Real Madrid, and what an appearance it was

11:56am on Monday 18th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Luka Jovic came off the bench to score two goals as Eintracht Frankfurt eventually defeated Schalke 3-1 in the Bundesliga this weekend.

After previously starring for Frankfurt two seasons ago, the Serbian earned a massive €60m transfer to Real Madrid.

So far, things haven't worked out at the Santiago Bernabeu, whether it be through a lack of form, injuries, or indeed a lack of opportunities.

In search of regular game time, Jovic returned to the Bundesliga on loan to his previous club last week, and made his debut off the bench. After coming on in the 63th minute, he scored just 10 minutes later to give Frankfurt the lead, before sealing all three points with a second and the team's third in injury time.

He was helped to his double thanks to two assists for Filip Kostic (8.1), who features in the Bundesliga Team of the Week on the left wing.

His half-hour outing earned him a 8.7 FC Rating.

After being disastrously knocked out of the DFB-Pokal last midweek, Bayern needed a response in the league, and got it largely due to the performance of Thomas Muller (8.0), who scored the winning goal in a narrow 2-1 victory versus Freiburg, having previously assisted Bayern's first.

In the middle of midfield in the Team of the Week is Arminia Bielefeld's Fabian Kunze (7.5) and Wolfsburg's Yannick Gerhardt (7.4.)

Leroy Sane (8.1) makes up the four-man midfield after his performance for Bayern which saw him assist the winning goal for Muller.

After two straight wins in the Bundesliga, Dortmund dropped points again at the weekend, this time at home to Mainz. The hosts were trailing heading into the latter stages, but an equaliser from Thomas Meunier (8.5) in the 73rd minute spared their blushes.

It was a deserved goal for the former PSG man, who won 8/10 duels, made 12 ball recoveries, and has 118 touches of the ball.

He is joined in defence by two Dortmund team-mates in Mats Hummels (8.1) and Emre Can (7.9)

Hummels completed as marvellous 97 out of 100 attempted passes.

In at left-back is Union Berlin's Christopher Lenz (7.9).

Dortmund peppered the Mainz goal with chances, trying to find the equaliser and then that elusive winner. But, they were regularly shut out by goalkeeper Robin Zentner (8.2) who made five important saves.

Bundesliga team of the week
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