As yet another Bundesliga gameweek came to an end, Bayern Munich have tightened their grip on the title by maintaining their seven-point lead at the top of the table. However, the relegation battle intensified further, with Mainz being the biggest winners this week.
Without further ado, here’s our Bundesliga Team of the Week for Gameweek 30. We will use the 4-1-2-1-2 narrow formation.
Goalkeeper: Timo Horn (FC Köln)
The German shot-stopper was at his very best on Sunday and made sure that FC Köln got a valuable point from their 1-1 draw against Augsburg. Timo Horn made four saves, including a penalty and also completed 29 passes in the game. If not for a late strike by Augsburg’s Anthony Modeste, the 27-year-old would have kept his seventh clean sheet of the Bundesliga season.
Right-back: Jonjoe Kenny (Schalke)
The right-back, who is on loan from Premier League side Everton, scored an absolute stunner of a goal from outside the box in Schalke’s 1-1 draw with Union Berlin on Sunday. The goal helped the Royal Blues to put an end to their four-game losing streak. Jonjoe Kenny also managed to complete the second-highest number of passes (36) in a scrappy game between two out of form sides.
Centre-back: Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund)
Borussia Dortmund‘s 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin at the weekend has somewhat kept the Bundesliga title race alive. The defensive midfielder, who was deployed as a centre-back in the absence of Mats Hummels, did his job perfectly. The German international scored the only goal of the match, helped his side keep a clean sheet and also made most interceptions in the game (3) for Dortmund.
Centre-back: Moussa Niakhate (Mainz)
French central defender, Moussa Niakhate, had a memorable game as he scored his first goal of the campaign and also helped Mainz keep a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. The clean sheet looks even more impressive as Mainz rarely had the ball in the entire game and was under constant pressure from the Frankfurt players. The win made sure that Mainz remain just above the relegation playoff places.
Left-back: Daniel Brosinki (Mainz)
Daniel Brosinki played a key role in Mainz’s 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. The victory was a priceless one for Mainz, who have been battling relegation throughout the season. The German helped his side keep a clean sheet and also provided an assist in the game. This win might be crucial in their bid to avoid relegation.
Defensive midfielder: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
One of the four Bayern Munich stars to feature in the team, Joshua Kimmich played a key role in Bayern Munich’s 4-2 win away at Bayer Leverkusen. The German international provided his seventh assist of the Bundesliga season in a game which started poorly for the defending champions. His assist to Serge Gnabry just before the half-time break made sure that Bayern Munich were in control of the game, with the scoreline reading 3-1 in their favour at that time.
Central midfielder: Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
Joshua Kimmich’s partner in crime in the middle of the park, Leon Goretzka was in sublime form against Bayer Leverkusen. He dictated the rhythm of the game and ensured that Bayern Munich recovered quickly from the setback of conceding an early goal. The versatile midfielder scored and assisted his fifth goal of the season and made sure there were no hiccups in the Bavarians’ charge towards the title.
Central midfielder: Robert Andrich (Union Berlin)
Robert Andrich was at the heart of everything good for Union Berlin in their 1-1 draw with Schalke. He scored his first goal of the season at a very crucial time, with his side being involved in the relegation fight. The Bundesliga new boys played a good enough game to pick up a win but had to be satisfied with a draw because of the spectacular goal by Schalke right-back Jonjoe Kenny.
Attacking midfielder: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
Thomas Muller had no goals and four assists in Bayern Munich’s first 10 Bundesliga matches of the season. The German came to life in Bayern Munich’s 4-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund in November last year, in what was Hansi Flick’s first match as a caretaker boss. Muller scored seven times and set up 16 more in the following 20 matches, with his 19th and 20th assists coming against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend.
Muller now holds the record for most assists (20) in a single Bundesliga season, smashing Kevin De Bruyne’s feat in the process.
Striker: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
The Polish hitman is simply unstoppable at the moment. Robert Lewandowski scored a brace and took his tally to 30 goals in 28 matches and is looking all set to win the Bundesliga Golden Boot. The 31-year-old will be a serious contender for the Ballon d’Or If he helps Bayern Munich win the Champions League this season.
Striker: Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
The Dusseldorf striker looks like a man on a mission to save his team single-handedly from relegation as he is not getting the desired support from his Fortuna Dusseldorf teammates. Rouwen Hennings scored a brace to take his season’s tally to 14 goals in a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheimwhich. The draw was not enough to keep Dusseldorf out of the relegation playoff place and with just four games remaining, it remains to be seen if they can move up the standings.
Here’s how our Bundesliga Team of the Week for Gameweek 30 would line up.