Bundesliga team of the week

GK: Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg)

In the absence of Wolfsburg's first choice keeper, Diego Benaglio, due to injury, Casteels put in a quality showing that was largely unexpected. The Belgian bossed his area and made a number of strong saves. There was little he could do keep out Stefan Reinartz's goal.

CB: Joel Matip (Schalke)

Matip was the top defender of the weekend, with the Cameroon international putting in a dominating performance against Werder Bremen. Matip had a busy night, making 12 clearances and four interceptions as well as providing an assist for Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal.

CB: Medhi Benatia (Bayern Munich)

A 5-0 scoreline might not suggest that the Bayern defence had much to do against Hamburg, but their visitors put in a capable showing in the first half before falling away in the second. Benatia remained a strong presence throughout, making four tackles, two interceptions and six clearances.

CB: Sokratis Papastothopoulos (Borussia Dortmund)

No doubt spurred on by the tremendous competition for places in the Dortmund back four, the Greek defender put in a commanding performance in the 4-0 win over Gladbach.

MF: Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)

The Chilean wasted little time in making his mark on the Bundesliga, with top quality showing against Hamburg. He provided the strength in midfield that was expected, with a strong display of tackling complimented by some silky skills and a fine range of passing.

MF: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund)

The Dortmund number ten played all over the park against Gladbach and made an impact wherever he went. With two goals and a great all-round display, the Armenian has taken a big first step in erasing the memories of a poor 2014/15 campaign.

MF: Daniel Didavi (Stuttgart)

Stuttgart may have been beaten by Koln, but Didavi impressed in a losing team. The 25-year-old got off 10 shots on goal and scored from the penalty spot.

MF: Marcel Heller (SV Darmstadt)

The 29-year-old was a menace throughout with his blistering pace creating problems throughout for the Hannover defence, and he showed great skill with two solo goals.

FW: Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)

It's hard to imagine that better debut could be possible. The Brazilian was devastating on both flanks and provided a lovely ball for Thomas Muller's first goal, before getting his name on the scoresheet too. 

FW: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Two goals from three shots is quite a return for Muller, and the German forward was a threat throughout. Like Costa, Muller gave the Hamburg defence nightmares when he ran at them.

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