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Goal.com picks the best of the best from Germany's top flight in the most recent round of action

Bundesliga

Team Of The Week:

Round 34

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Thomas KRAFT
Hertha Berlin
TOTW Apps: 2

Hertha entered Saturday's match with Hoffenheim in desperate need of a win, and they got the result they wanted thanks largely to Kraft. The ex-Bayern man did very well to repeatedly deny the Hoffe attack, as his side held on for a 3-1 win, earning a spot in the relegation play-off.

DEFENDERS

Gotoku SAKAI
Stuttgart
TOTW Apps: 3


Roman HUBNIK
Hertha Berlin
TOTW Apps: 4


Filip DAEMS
Monchengladbach
TOTW Apps: 2

Sakaihas had a brilliant spell in recent weeks, and in the final matchday of the season, he gave another sublime performance. The full-back was arguably Man of the Match for Stuttgart in their 3-2 win against Wolfsburg.

One of three Hertha players to be honoured in this week's Best XI, Hubnik gave Rensing the support he needed to keep his side in the Bundesliga, at least for now. The Czech defender had another superb display, and rarely yielded when challenged by an opponent.

The veteran Daems rolled back the years on Saturday as Gladbach comfortably defeated Mainz. The Belgian defender marshalled his flank well and always got forward to support the attack. His cut-back to assist Marco Reus' opener was simply brilliant.

MIDFIELDERS
 
Stefan REINARTZ
Leverkusen
TOTW Apps: 2

 
Reinartz is a primarily defensive player, but he showed himself at both ends of the pitch on Saturday. The 23-year-old put in the hard metres and did well to disrupt play from the Nurnberg offence. But he also found himself helping out in attack, and provided two assists as Leverkusen won 4-1.


Thomas MULLER
Bayern
TOTW Apps: 5


Marco REUS
Monchengladbach
TOTW Apps: 12


Anis BEN-HATIRA
Hertha Berlin
TOTW Apps: 2

He has been quiet for most of the season, but as of late, Mullerhas stepped up and delivered. With Luiz Gustavo suspended and Toni Kroos expected to play in defensive midfield, his quality will be needed in the Champions League final. And on Saturday, the Germany international netted with a clinical finish before finding the net with a brilliant and cheeky back-heel.

Reus said farewell to Gladbach in Round 34, and did so in style as he scored twice and assisted a third. With 21 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, the Germany international carried his side to heights they never could have anticipated.

Hertha needed a hero on to save them from certain relegation on Saturday, and Ben-Hatira stepped up to the plate. He only had one goal all season heading into his side's clash with Hoffenheim, but tripled his tally with two strikes, ensuring a spot in the upcoming play-off.

FORWARDS

Robert LEWANDOWSKI
Dortmund
TOTW Apps: 8


Klaas-Jan HUNTELAAR
Schalke
TOTW Apps: 6


Stefan KIESSLING
Leverkusen
TOTW Apps: 4

Dortmund celebrated their Bundesliga title in style as they earned a 4-0 win against Freiburg. The unmarkable Lewandowski scored twice but could have had four if not for the woodwork denying him. With 22 goals, he has unquestionably been the most improved player of this Bundesliga season.

Huntelaar finished top scorer in the German top flight following a double against Bremen. His 29 goals is a record for a foreign player in the Bundesliga, and his final tally will stand at 46 in all competitions: a truly elite mark.

Three shots were all Kiessling needed to net a hat-trick on Saturday in a crucial win that confirmed Leverkusen's fifth-placed finish in the Bundesliga. Mike Hanke, Cacau, and Patrick Helmes have been spoken of as possible options for Germany behind Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez, but having found his form in recent weeks, Kiessling might be an option at Euro 2012.


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