Sometimes it is necessary for FootballCritic to take some creative license with our Team of the Week features, as it would appear that no central midfielder was the star of any of the games in this week's midweek action in the Bundesliga!
With that in mind, we've gone for a slightly attacking line-up with three wingers in the centre of midfield. Deal with it.
Leading the attack is Robin Quaison (9.5) who scored a hat-trick for Mainz. He is joined by Timo Werner (8.5) who bagged two in RB Leipzig's 3-3 draw with Dortmund, and Lars Stindl (8.5), who scored a penalty for Gladbach.
In goal, Rune Jarstein (8.9) was superb for Hertha as he made seven saves to keep hold of the 1-0 lead against Leverkusen.