As the matchday 28 of the Bundesliga came to an end on Wednesday night, the title picture is very much clear now, with Bayern Munchen currently being seven points clear at the top of the table, following their 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. At the other end of the table, things are looking gloomy for Werder Bremen and Paderborn.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at Bundesliga’s Team of the Week for matchday 28.
Goalkeeper: Alexander Schwolow (Freiburg)
The German shot-stopper was at his very best against Eintracht Frankfurt, despite conceding three goals. Alexander Schwolow made sure Freiburg got a point out of the game, which ended 3-3. The goalkeeper made 13 saves in the game and single-handedly stopped the home team from winning the contest. If not for Schwolow’ heroics every week, Freiburg, who are currently eighth, would have been way below in the Bundesliga table.
Right-back: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
Benjamin Pavard played one of his best defensive games in Bayern Munich colours against arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund. The French right-back completed the third-most passes (65) in the game and defended with composure against BVB’s counter-attacks. He helped keep a clean sheet too as the Bavarians won Der Klassiker 1-0.
Centre-back: Marin Pongracic (Wolfsburg)
Marin Pongracic joined Wolfsburg from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter transfer window and has been an instant hit with the Bundesliga outfit, netting his first brace in a shock 4-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. The Croatian youngster is definitely one to watch out for in the future and it won’t be a surprise if he moves to a bigger club in the near future.
Centre-back: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach)
The German international has been performing consistently for Borussia Dortmund and the game against Werder Bremen was no different. The centre-back was in fine form and helped his keep a clean sheet in a tight match which ended goalless. Matthias Ginter completed the most passes (98) in the game and deservingly finds his name on this list.
Left-back: Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Alphonso Davies’ name is on everyone’s lips these days, and for all the right reasons. The Canadian international has impressed one and all with his consistent performances for Bayern Munich at the left-back spot.
Davies played a stellar role in the Bavarians’ 1-0 win over Dortmund as his constant running ensured that Dortmund’s counter-attacks were unsuccessful. The 19-year-old also managed the highest take-ons (5) in Der Klassiker.
Defensive midfielder: Joshua Kimmich ( Bayern Munich)
A moment of brilliance from the German international has all but sealed the fate of the Bundesliga this season. In a tight game, the versatile midfielder chipped Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki from outside the box to score the only goal of Der Klassiker which helped Bayern Munich to go seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table. Joshua Kimmich also completed the second-most number of passes in the game (72).
Central midfielder: Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg)
Maximilian Arnold arguably played his best game of the season for Wolfsburg in their 4-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. The tenacious midfielder, who was all over the field and dictated the play from the middle of the park, scored a goal from a free-kick and provided two assists as Wolfsburg shocked Leverkusen.
Central midfielder: Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)
The Japanese international was back to his very best in Eintracht Frankfurt’s scintillating 3-3 draw with Freiburg. The central midfielder orchestrated the midfield alongside Sebastian Rode and scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season. Daichi Kamada has made a habit of scoring in European competitions and must be feeling mighty relieved after breaking his duck for the season in the Bundesliga.
Attacking midfielder: Christoph Baumgartner (1899 Hoffenheim)
The 20-year-old Austrian midfielder had a great outing against a struggling FC Köln side. Christoph Baumgartner scored a brace and created the most number of chances for his side, who won the game 3-1. He also completed the most take-ons (4) in the match.
Striker: Patrik Schick (RB Leipzig)
The Czech Republic international has been mainly used as a substitute by Julian Nagelsmann this season. Despite his limited game time, Patrik Schick has scored eight times in the Bundesliga, with his latest goal coming in the 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin. If he can remain injury-free and keep up his form, the 24-year-old is more than a handful for the Bundesliga defenders.
Schick was in fine touch throughout the game and his hold-up play was a treat to watch in a match where Timo Werner was having a rare off day. Schick’s goal, however, wasn’t enough to give Leipzig a win as they lost more ground in the title race.
Striker: Lucas Holer (Freiburg)
Lucas Holer is not a prolific goalscorer but he does bring physicality to his team and acts as a secondary striker most of the times. He made his 28th Bundesliga appearance of the season against Frankfurt and made it memorable by scoring his fifth league goal. However, it was not enough for Freiburg to get the full three points, with the match ending at 3-3.
Here’s how the Bundesliga Team of the Week for Matchday 28 would line up.