Bundesliga 2019-20: Team of the Week | Matchday 29

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As Bundesliga’s matchday 29 came to an end, the title is all but sealed by Bayern Munich as they maintained a seven-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund with just five rounds of matches left to be played. However, the race for the European places and the relegation scramble is keeping the Bundesliga fans around the world glued to their TV screens.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at Bundesliga’s Team of the Week for matchday 29.

Goalkeeper: Peter Gulacsi (RB Leipzig)

The Hungarian shot-stopper is one of the best in the Bundesliga for a few years now. Peter Gulacsi is known for his flexibility and distribution from the back in building up attacks or sending through balls to the RB Leipzig strikers. 

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In 28 appearances so far this season, the former Liverpool man has kept nine clean sheets and assisted once. His form is vital in Leipzig’s quest for Champions League qualification next season. Despite conceding in twice in Leipzig’s 4-2 win over FC Köln, Gulacsi was in fine form at the RheinEnergieSTADION.

Right-back: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)

The French full-back has been in scintillating form since the return of the Bundesliga following the COVID-19-enforced break. Playing in a 4-3-3 formation under Hansi Flick, the World Cup winner has been terrorising opposition defences with his crosses and continuous forward runs. 

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Benjamin Pavard has made 27 appearances this season, scoring four goals, providing five assists and helping his side keep 13 clean sheets. His latest strike in Bayern Munich‘s 5-0 rout of Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend. 

Centre-back: Jordan Torunarigha (Hertha Berlin)

The young centre-back has changed Hertha Berlin’s fortunes since returning from injury. Jordan Torunarigha is left-footed, mobile and comfortable on the ball and enjoys playing long and raking passes out of defence.

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In his 13 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, he has helped Hertha Berlin keep four clean sheets, including their 2-0 win over Augsburg over the weekend. The 22-year-old has also scored once and provided an assist.

Centre-back: Niklas Moisander (Werder Bremen)

Niklas Moisander’s name in this list might surprise a few. The Finnish international played one of the best games of his season and helped Werder Bremen to a priceless 1-0 victory against Schalke. Bremen are still in the bottom two but have a game in hand over Dusseldorf, who are in the relegation playoff place.

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The ex-Sampodria man made the most number of passes in the game (74) as well as the most number of interceptions(4). In his 16th Bundesliga appearance of the season, he helped his side keep a third clean sheet. 

Left-back: Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

The Canadian international has made a good habit of performing week in, week out. The teenager, who has surprised one and all with his consistent performances for the Bundesliga champions in the present campaign, was a constant threat for Dusseldorf, with Bayern Munich easily winning the encounter 5-0.

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In 25 appearances so far this season, Alphonso Davies has scored three goals, provided five assists and help keep nine clean sheets. He is one of the favourites to win the Bundesliga Young Player of the Year award.

Defensive midfielder: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

The young German international is on his way to achieving greatness with Bayern Munich, owing to his consistent performances. The Bayern academy graduate is one of the best in the business in what he does in the middle of the park and if needed, he can play as a right-back as well.

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Kimmich was running the show again last weekend against Dusseldorf, who are fighting for survival in the Bundesliga. He played the most number of passes in the game (89) and also made two tackles. In his 28th Bundesliga appearance of the season, Kimmich, who has scored thrice, notched up his sixth assist.

Right midfielder: Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Jadon Sancho is one of the best young players in the world at the moment. The Manchester City academy graduate shocked the world when he decided to move to Borussia Dortmund in search of regular first-team action. 

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Sancho scored the first professional hat-trick of his career over the weekend against a struggling Paderborn side. In 27 Bundesliga matches this season, the youngster has scored 17 times and set up 16 more. The 20-year-old has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United and it won’t be surprising if he becomes one of the most expensive transfers in the history of football. 

Left midfielder: Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Marcus Thuram, who was signed by Borussia Monchengladbach from French side Guingamp last summer, possesses blistering pace and amazing dribbling ability which makes him more than a handful for the Bundesliga defenders.

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In his first season in Germany, the Frenchman has impressed everybody with his performances, with Thuram netting a brace in Gladbach’s 4-1 win over Union Berlin on Sunday. He has scored 10 goals and provided eight assists in 29 Bundesliga matches.

Attacking midfielder: Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)

The versatile midfielder, who can either play on the wings or in the role behind the striker, is having a great season. The talented Belgian international has always been under the shadow of his brother, Eden Hazard who joined Real Madrid from Chelsea last summer. However, it seems Thorgan Hazard has finally come out of his brother’s shadow following his impressive performances this season. 

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The former Borussia Monchengladbach man started as a striker on the weekend due to Erling Haaland’s injury, and he didn’t disappoint. He scored a goal and assisted another as he took his season’s tally to seven goals and 13 assists. 

Striker: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski is arguably the best striker in the world at the moment. The Polish superstar has broken numerous Bundesliga records during his time with Bayern Munchen and is showing no signs of stopping.

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The former Borussia Dortmund scored a brace against Dusseldorf, who are involved in a relegation dog-fight. Lewandowski is leading the race for the Bundesliga Golden Boot for the third season in a row with 29 goals in 27 appearances. He has chipped in with three assists. 

Striker: Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Alassane Plea was signed by Monchengladbach in the summer of 2018 from Nice, with the striker known for his accurate long shots, free-kicks and blistering pace. 

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After having a decent first season in the Bundesliga, the striker has already doubled his assist tally from last season and has formed a formidable partnership with his compatriot Marcus Thuram. He notched up his 10th goal as well as his ninth and 10th assists of the season against Union Berlin at the weekend.

Here’s how the Bundesliga Team of the Week for Matchday 29 would line up. 

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