A number of lesser-known faces sent shockwaves up and down the virtual standings on Matchday 2 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign. bundesliga.com unveils the Official Fantasy Bundesliga Team of the Week…
Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg, 10 points) – provided the foundation for Wolfsburg’s second clean sheet in as many Bundesliga games in the goalless draw with 1. FC Köln.
Konstantinos Stafylidis (FC Augsburg, 13 points) – scored the winning goal with a direct free-kick as FC Augsburg secured their first Bundesliga win of the Dirk Schuster era at the expense of SV Werder Bremen.
Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin, 12 points) – put in another impressive all-round display, including a clean sheet and a team-leading 11 tackles won as Hertha Berlin made it two wins from two with victory over FC Ingolstadt 04.
Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin, 11 points) – helped Hertha record their first shut-out of the season and came out on top in ten of his attempted challenges.
Jeffrey Bruma (VfL Wolfsburg, 11 points) – kept a clean sheet, won more tackles (11) and completed more passes (51) than any other player on the pitch against Köln.
Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 12 points) – provided the assist for Joel Pohjanpalo’s second goal and enjoyed the second highest number of touches (82) in Leverkusen’s 3-1 win against Hamburger SV.
Caiuby (FC Augsburg, 12 points) – registered the joint-highest number of attempts on goal (three) and put in more crosses (two) than any other player against Bremen.
Pablo De Blasis (1. FSV Mainz 05, 13 points) – scored twice and registered an assist as Mainz scored four first-half goals for the first time in their Bundesliga history in a barnstorming 4-4 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Maximilian Philipp (SC Freiburg, 17 points) – scored twice from four shots on goal as Freiburg came from a goal down to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1.
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München, 15 points) – had more attempts on goal than any other player at the VELTINS Arena and scored the opening goal nine minutes from normal time to propel the defending champions to a 2-0 win at FC Schalke 04.
Joel Pohjanpalo (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 16 points) – introduced by Leverkusen in the 72nd minute, the Finnish striker netted three times in eleven minutes against HSV.
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