A monumental 34 goals were scored across 9 Bundesliga games on the opening weekend of the season. We saw some incredible defensive performances, as well as several superb goals and individual performances.
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Goalkeeper: Frederik Rønnow (Union Berlin) – Two penalty saves in one game has earned Rønnow his spot in the team of the week, which is something we may not see again this season. Nothing he could do for the goal which was a spectacular strike from Anthony Caci.
Right-back: Pascal Stenzel (Stuttgart) – Two assists and a clean sheet for Stenzel who was outstanding all game. Offered so much going forward with threaded passes through and his long ball distribution throughout.
Centre-back: Ozan Kabak (Hoffenheim) – Despite being on the losing side, Kabak kept his side in the game by scoring a goal and making seven clearances including two off the line.
Centre-back: Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – Borussia Dortmund’s veteran centre-back looked assured as ever as he kept a clean sheet by not being dribbled past once and was also very accurate with his passing.
Left-back: Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) – Provided two assists for Bayern Munich, including a threaded pass through for Harry Kane to score his first goal for the club. Was rarely troubled defensively.
Centre-midfield: Mattias Svanberg (Wolfsburg) – The Swede dominated the midfield throughout, making three key passes and picking up an assist. He could have even notched himself as he missed two big chances but was nevertheless a constant danger against FC Heidenheim.
Centre-midfield: Atakan Karazor (Stuttgart) – Kept things ticking for Stuttgart, completing 43 out of 47 passes and made a big contribution in gaining a clean sheet with his blocks and interceptions.
Left-wing: Chris Führich (Stuttgart) – Another standout player from Stuttgart. Was the main source of creativity as he provided two assists, created three big chances, and played five key passes.
Central attacking-midfield: Jonas Hofmann (Bayer Leverkusen) – The set piece specialist marked his debut with an assist, providing a deliciously whipped corner for Jonathan Tah to head home. Was sharp with his passes and was a creative spark for Leverkusen.
Right-wing: Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich) – Sané was a threat all game and needed just four minutes to open his account for the season after a slick one-two with Harry Kane and then bursting through to finish calmly. Also added a second goal by finishing a well worked team goal.
Striker: Kevin Behrens (Union Berlin) – Another unique performance from a Union Berlin player as he scored a hat-trick of headers which again, we might not see again this season. The perfect start to the season for Behrens.
GGFN | Matthew Gritton