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Borussia Dortmund got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-0 win over a resilient Freiburg side to keep the pressure on the current table-toppers, while Schalke completed what has been a fantastic week for them on the back of victories of Dortmund and Arsenal with a slender 1-0 win over Nuremberg.
It must be extremely daunting to come up against the likes of Frank Ribery, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben but Leno was not intimidated and performed extremely well in goal to ensure that his side would manage to cause a huge upset over Bayern.
The 20-year-old's catlike agility and reflexes were on show at the Allianz Arena as he made a string of fine saves to frustrate Jupp Heynckes and his men. One of the most impressive aspects of the German Under-21 player's performance was the way he commanded his penalty area and this eye-catching performance will surely have put him on the transfer shortlist of several top clubs.
CB: Simon Kjaer (Wolfsburg)
Kjaer was once again authoritative in the heart of defence for Wolfsburg and his commanding display at the back ensured that his side would begin the team's post-Magath reign on a positive note.
The 23-year-old was tidy in defence and showed excellent reading of the game to make numerous crucial interceptions.
CB: Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund)
In a game which Dortmund was expected to dominate right from the start, Subotic instead found his defence put under immense pressure right from the start, but the 23-year-old remained calm and composed at the back to repel the early Freiburg pressure.
The former Mainz player's accomplished display in defence was not the only highlight of his impressive performance however, with Subotic getting himself on the scoresheet with a fantastic guided header from Marco Reus' free-kick.
LB: Alvaro Dominguez (Monchengladbach)
Dominguez was a solid presence down the left flank and used his pace to great effect, bombing forward with relish and providing his side with much needed width in attack.
And the 23-year-old's adventurous spirit was suitably rewarded when he scored Gladbach's all-important first goal to spark Die Fohlen's remarkable comeback.
RB: Roel Brouwers (Monchengladbach)
In a game which yielded five goals, one would be hard pressed to credit a player for a good defensive display but this is exactly why Brouwers has been included in this week's team.
Rock solid and uncompromising at the back, Brouwers managed to cut out a lot of passes and made several fantastic well timed challenges to deny Hannover from running away with the game. As if his immense contribution in defence was not enough, the 30-year-old was on target at the other end of the pitch as well and scored a well taken header for his side.
CM: Rafael Van der Vaart (Hamburg)
There was much fanfare when Van der Vaart made his eagerly anticipated return to Hamburg and many expected the Rothosen to improve on their disappointing 15th place finish in the Bundesliga last season with the Dutch international within their ranks.
And based on the 29-year-old's performance for Hamburg in their win against Augsburg, it is easy to see why Van der Vaart was so warmly welcomed back into the club. Spreading play effortlessly and linking up seamlessly with his forwards, Van der Vaart was effectively the main catalyst for Hamburg's win and was heavily involved in both of his side's goals.
CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund)
It seemed at first that Gotze would have another of those days where nothing he did would work out for him as Freiburg kept close tabs on the dangerous midfielder and allowed him little space and time to weave his magic.
However, the German international burst into life in the second half and started tormenting the Freiburg defence with his direct running and mazy dribbling. And he capped off a fine second-half performance by doubling his side's lead with a calm finish seven minutes from time.
CM: Diego (Wolfsburg)
Dropped by previous manager Felix Magath in the previous game, Diego showed his former boss what he could have offered with an imperious display in midfield for Wolfsburg in their win over Fortuna. His expansive range of passing was sublime, and he managed to catch the Fortuna defence out with several exquisite through balls his strikers.
Dictating play for his side with ease, it was no surprise that he was the creator for Wolfsburg's second goal, charging forward down the right and delivering a pinpoint cross into the box for Olic to head home. The Brazilian's tricky feet then caused Oliver Fink to foul him in the box, resulting in a penalty for Wolfsburg which Diego himself calmly dispatched.
ST: Adam Szalai (Mainz)
The first name on the list for this week's Team of the Week was Szalai and there can be no arguments with that choice after the Mainz striker scored a magnificent hat-trick, the first of his competitive career, to lead his team to victory over Hoffenheim.
The 24-year-old proved to be a real handful in the air and it was no surprise that two of his three goals came via his head. Szalai also used his physical strength to great effect, holding up the ball well, linking play up effectively with his teammates and generally making a nuisance of himself in Hoffenheim's defence.
ST: Bas Dost (Wolfsburg)
Dost enhanced his burgeoning reputation as one of the deadliest "fox in the box" strikers in the Bundesliga with a well taken brace which showcased all his best qualities. The 23-year-old's movement off-the-ball gave the Fortuna defence all sorts of problems throughout the game and he managed to work himself into dangerous positions in the box on numerous occasions and he certainly would have scored a few more goals if the service to him had been better.
The former Heerenveen player also took both of his goals very well; he scored the first when he got away from his marker to put Ivica Olic's cross past Fortuna custodian Fabian Giefer, while for the second, Dost found himself in the right place at the right time to tap in Makoto Hasebe's low centre into an unguarded net.
ST: Artjoms Rudnevs (Hamburg)
Rudnevs showed his manager Thorsten Fink what an indispensable presence in the team he was with an energetic and lively performance upfront which had the Augsburg defence worried. The 24-year-old's work-rate was also impressive as he ran his socks off to press the opposition defence high up the pitch, which resulted in possession being turned over to Hamburg several times.
The former Lech Poznan player also helped his side keep possession very well and he has obviously developed a good understanding with strike partner Son Heung-min. Both Rudnevs and Son combined well for Hamburg's first goal, with the former squaring the ball for the latter to tap home and the duo were again involved in Rothosen's second goal but with Rudnevs this time the goalscorer after he was found by Van der Vaart.