Team of the Week

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Lewandowski breaks personal record

A hat-trick from Bayern Munich’s Polish star kept them coasting at the top of the Bundesliga.

10:10am on Monday 22nd March 2021
Nicholas Hughes

Robert Lewandowski hit a second hat-trick in three Bundesliga games and headlines FC’s Bundesliga Team of the Week for Matchday 26.

Lewandowski (9.8) completed the treble within 40 minutes as Bayern breezed to a 4-0 win over Stuttgart, despite Alphonso Davies being sent off in the 12th minute.

Despite only touching the ball 36 times, the lowest number of any starter across both teams, the Polish international needed only three shots on target to take his season tally to an eye watering 35 goals, already the most prolific season of his career.

Joining him as part of the front three is Max Kruse (9.4). Despite his Union Berlin being hammered 5-2 by Eintracht Frankfurt, Max Kruse was man of the match with both the teams goals, two big chances created and 15 passes into the final third, both game-highs.

Completing the attack is Andre Silva (8.8), who contributed three of Frankfurt’s goals in that match, netting a brace and laying an assist.

Dominik Kohr (9.1) lines up in midfield after an all-round display for Mainz. The German scored the winner as his side beat Hoffenheim 2-1, but his game high four tackles and 12 duels won were pivotal to the win as well.

Matteo Guendouzi (8.5) was similarly affective in Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen with an assist to go with his five tackles, 10 successful duels and eight recoveries.

RB Leipzig remain somewhat in the title race, just four points behind Bayern, and that was with big thanks to Marcel Sabitzer (7.9) who struck just after half-time to see his side over the line against Arminia Bielefeld.

Two of his teammates are in the back four as well, with Marcel Halstenberg (8.0) taking his place in the left-back position.

The 29-year-old had a team-high nine recoveries and four interceptions to go with 119 touches and 104 passes.

Leipzig completed dominated the ball, amassing 81% of possession in the game, and at times Willi Orban (8.8) must have felt like he had it all to himself.

The Hungarian defender touched the ball an incredible 177 times and made 164 passes. Defensively, he had six successful aerial duels, won eight total duels and made seven clearances, all team-leading numbers.

The Leipzig duo are joined in the defence by a pair from Borussia Monchengladbach. Nico Elvedi (8.1) was man of the match in Gladbach’s 3-0 defeat of Schalke, with eight recoveries and 96% pass completion the top statistic in those categories.

Stefan Lainer (8.0) scored the sides second goal from right-back as they ended a seven-game losing streak in all competitions.

Freiburg’s Florian Muller (8.9) had a monster game in goal and completes the team with seven saves and 17 recoveries, nearly twice as many as any other player achieved in the contest.

SEASON 2020/2021 - GAMEWEEK 26

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