Goal.com’s Stefan Coerts rounds up how the Bundesliga’s youngsters performed during the last seven days…
Gylfi Sigurdsson (08.09.89 – Hoffenheim) – Got only seven minutes of playing time.
Sebastian Rudy (28.02.90 - Hoffenheim) - The former Stuttgart midfielder set up Vukcevic for the opener and showed some intelligent passing throughout the game. Capped his fine outing with another assist for the 4-0.
Boris Vukcevic (16.03.90 - Hoffenheim) - Vukcevic always worked hard and didn't disappoint his coach. Opened the score in the first half and made several good interceptions.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos (23.02.92- Schalke) - Did Not Play.
Christoph Moritz (21.07.90 - Schalke) - The masked midfielder came on in the second-half of Schalke's 4-0 win over Werder Bremen and showed a good range of passing.
Joel Matip (08.08.91 - Schalke) - His calmness on the ball and positional sense meant that Werder Bremen never got a foothold in the midfield.
Mario Gavranovic (24.11.89 - Schalke) - Did Not Play.
Konstantin Rausch (15.03.90 - Hannover) - The midfielder was again in fine form in Hannover's 3-2 win over Hamburg. Rausch didn't make a direct impact, but he always looked threatening on the ball.
Christopher Avevor (11.02.92 - Hannover) - Did not play.
Lars Bender (27.04.89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Used as a time-wasting substitute against Bayern Munich.
Stefan Reinartz (01.01.89 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Did not play.
Nicolai Joergensen (15.01.91 - Bayer Leverkusen) - Did not play.
Heung Min Son (08.07.92 - Hamburg) - The young striker put in a man of the match performance against Hannover, but his well taken brace was not enough to help HSV to a good result.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (23.03.89 - Hamburg) - Booked during his 15 minutes on the pitch.
Muhamed Besic (10.09.92 - Hamburg) - Was part of the Hamburg starting XI for the first time in their 3-2 loss against Hannover and put in a solid performance at the back.
Ilkay Guendogan (24.10.90 - Nuernberg) - Like his team-mates, Guendogan did not have a good game against Kaiserslautern, as his passing was way below par.
Mehmet Ekici (25.03.90 - Nuernberg) - The Turkey international failed to make an impact against Kaiserslautern and was deservedly replaced at the hour mark.
Julian Schieber (13.02.89 - Nuernberg) - Schieber has been in great form in recent weeks, but the Stuttgart loanee was far from impressive at the weekend. The striker never looked like scoring against Kaiserslautern and saw his side losing 3-1.
Shinji Kagawa (17.03.89 - Borussia Dortmund) - The Japanese revelation did not have a good match against Freiburg and was hooked after 70 minutes of play.
Mario Goetze (03.06.92 - Borussia Dortmund) - Goetze played possibly his worst game for Borussia of the 2010-11 campaign when BvB narrowly beat Freiburg. Hardly managed to get past his direct opponent and lost possession too often.
Sven Bender (27.04.89 - Borussia Dortmund) - Bender was one of the few Dortmund players who managed to live up to the expectations against Freiburg. Tactically superb and made some great interceptions.
Simon Kjaer (26.03.89 - Wolfsburg) - Kjaer had a rather difficult evening against the powerful Asamoah and looked vulnerable on more than one occasion.
Patrick Herrmann (12.02.91 - Borussia Moenchengladbach) - Did not play.
Sebastian Jung (22.07.90 - Eintracht Frankfurt) - Jung was probably the best Frankfurt player on the pitch against Hoffenheim, but couldn't prevent his side from losing 4-0.
Oliver Baumann (02.06.90 - Freiburg) - The glovesman made a number of great saves to keep Freiburg alive against Borussia Dortmund, but eventually couldn't prevent a 2-1 home loss.
Jan Moravek (01.11.89 - Kaiserslautern) - The midfielder put in a great performance for 1FCK to help them to a 3-1 win over Nuernberg. Moravek made some good runs and was one of the better players on the pitch.
Daniel Didavi (21.02.1990 - Stuttgart) - Did not play.
Patrick Funk (11.02.90 - Stuttgart) - Did not play.
Timo Gebhart (12.04.89 - Stuttgart) - The young midfielder did a lot of running in the home match against Koeln, but failed to leave his mark on the game. Booked in the dying minutes of the first half.
Diego Contento (01.05.90 - Bayern Munich) - Did not play.
Holger Badstuber (13.03.89 - Bayern Munich) - Did not play.
Thomas Mueller (13.09.89 - Bayern Munich) - The Germany international was back at his best against Bayer Leverkusen. One could tell that his power returned; he was both strong and very quick to the ball. Won 15 of his 20 challenges, and deserves credit for playing an important role in Gomez's opener.
Toni Kroos (04.01.90 - Bayern Munich) - A bit slow to the ball at times against Leverkusen, but very competent with the ball at his feet. Is perhaps out of position in an attacking role; his distribution is excellent, but a bit too indirect. Linked well with Schweinsteiger.
David Alaba (24.06.92 - Bayern Munich) - Did not play.
Breno (13.10.89 - Bayern Munich) - Had more touches on the ball than any other player in Munich's 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, but his passing was very loose, and he badly missed a clearance on 21 minutes. On the upside, the youngster's tracking was excellent, and he did make a couple decisive challenges.
Marko Marin (13.03.89 - Werder Bremen) - Made a bright start over on the right getting deliveries into the box but thereafter was ineffective as Bremen's midfield were gobbled up by Schalke.
Philipp Bargfrede (03.03.89 - Werder Bremen) - Preferred ahead of Daniel Jensen when Werder took on Schalke, he didn't have the best of games, which culminated in an utterly stupid sending-off late on with two bookings within five minutes of each other.
Marko Arnautovic (19.04.89 - Werder Bremen) - Did not play.
Lewis Holtby (18.09.90 - Mainz) - Came off the bench in the 37th minute to replace Fathi, but never really managed to get things going for Mainz. Not involved in his side's three goals against Gladbach.
Andre Schuerrle (06.11.90 - Mainz) - The young attacker clinically slotted home to score the equalizer at the hour mark and caused the Moenchengladbach defence all kinds of trouble with his energetic style of play.
Kevin Pezzoni (22.03.89 - Koeln) - The holding midfielder provided his back-four with excellent cover in the away match against Stuttgart and has every reason to be pleased with his individual performance.
Christian Clemens (04.05.91 - Koeln) - Clemens was brought on at half-time and showed glimpses of his potential during his time on the pitch with a promising performance.
Taner Yalcin (18.02.90 - Koeln) - Did not play.
Alexandru Ionita (05.08.89- Koeln) - Did not play.
Adam Matuschyk (14.02.89 - Koeln) - Matuschyk got 20 minutes of playing time against Stuttgart and saw the Geissbocke picking up the full three points courtesy of a late Podolski strike.
Bastian Oczipka (12.01.89 - St Pauli) - The young full-back put in yet another solid performance at the back for St Pauli and helped his side to a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg.
Deniz Naki (09.07.1989 - St Pauli) - Played only 15 minutes.
Carlos Zambrano (10.07.91 - St Pauli) - The defender managed to keep Dzeko quiet for large parts of the game, but the Bosnian striker still managed to shake off Zambrano one time to score the equaliser.