Following one of the most unpredictable weekends of Bundesliga action, bundesliga.com lists the star performers for your Official Fantasy Bundesliga squads…
Jonas Lössl (1. FSV Mainz 05, 12 points)
Mainz’s 2-0 win over FC Augsburg may suggest it was a comfortable victory, but it was anything but as Jonas Lössl was forced to make five crucial saves to clinch his fourth clean sheet of the season and his first appearance in the Official Fantasy Team of the Week.
Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 15pts)
Only Darmstadt’s Jerome Gondorf (20) won more challenges than Leverkusen’s Wendell (19), who boasted an 83 per cent success rate as Die Werkself triumphed over Eintracht Frankfurt. 15 points on Matchday 20 is the fourth time the Brazilian left-back has hit double digits.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) February 11, 2017
Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Hamburger SV, 15pts)
‘Papa’ had it in for a former club once again on Matchday 20, following up his strike against parent club Bayer 04 Leverkusen a week ago with a goal against the team he represented in the first half of the season, RB Leipzig. He went agonisingly close to a second two, earning 15 points for another substantial return thanks to his contribution at both ends of the field.
Andre Ramalho (1. FSV Mainz 05, 12pts)
Mainz’s game almost literally flowed through Andre Ramalho, who had more of the ball in their 2-0 win over Augsburg than any other player on the field. He also won 13 tackles – the second-highest in his team – for a 12-point performance.
Matthias Ostrzolek (Hamburger SV, 12pts)
As RB Leipzig put Hamburg under pressure, Ostrzolek was a hive of activity, enjoying 57 phases of possession and snuffing out Leipzig’s assaults down the wing with 12 won tackles, earning him the same number of Official Fantasy Bundesliga points and a place on the team for the second week running.
Vincenzo Grifo (SC Freiburg, 15pts)
Freiburg got back to winning ways in no small way thanks to the Italian’s contribution. His six efforts on goal turned tangible in the shape of the opening goal and the free-kick, which was palmed away for teammate Maximilian Philipp to tuck in for their second, making Grifo a winner in more ways than one.
Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München, 14pts)
To prove how key an element the Chilean has become in the plans of Bayern coach Carlo Ancellotti, look no further than the 115 touches he had against FC Ingolstadt 04. He worked hard for it too, winning 72 per cent of his tackles before breaking Ingolstadt’s resistance with a late goal.
90' GOAL! 1-0 @FCBayernEN
— FOX Sports Football (@FOXSportsFC) February 11, 2017
Jairo Samperio (1. FSV Mainz 05, 13pts)
His first goal of the season – also his first penalty in the Bundesliga – gave Mainz a leg-up to a much-needed win, ending a 14-game goalscoring drought on Friday night and earning him 13 points.
Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 17pts)
Chicharito came back with a bang on Matchday 20, bagging a brace for the fifth time in his Bundesliga career in his side’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. When he was replaced to a standing ovation, he had taken aim on the Frankfurt goal five times: just one shy of the six the whole of the Frankfurt team had managed.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 13, 2017
Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04, 14pts)
Schalke’s winter signing underlined his importance to the Royal Blues once again with his second goal since arriving from 1. FC Nürnberg, crucially putting his team 1-0 up against Hertha Berlin, as he had done against Ingolstadt. He has now scored half of Schalke’s four goals since the turn of the year.
— TNC Bundesliga (@TNC_Bundesliga) February 12, 2017
Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 13pts)
13 points for Hazard go largely for his fifth goal of the season, which is a new personal best for a single season, and there is plenty of promise of much more to come in the remaining 14 matches of the campaign in a transformed team under Dieter Hecking.