FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund have dominated the official Bundesliga's Team of the Hinrunde with nine players in total from both German giants making the first XI.
The Hinrunde side is voted for by fans and generally represents those players who have made the biggest impact in the league in the first half of the season.
With Bayern once again dominating in the league and still alive in all the cup competitions, foreign and domestic, it comes as little surprise they dominate the team with five players named..
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defenders Philipp Lahm and David Alaba, midfielder Thiago Alcantara and striker Robert Lewandowski have all been given the nod from German supporters.
The four Dortmund stars selected include Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj and Cologne's Anthony Modeste complete the numbers.
In unrelated team news for the Bavarians ahead of Saturday's league clash with Schalke, Lahm has returned to full training after recovering from a minor knock and will be ready for the outing against the Royal Blues.
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