Karim Adeyemi, Josko Gvardiol lead team of the week

BUNDESLIGA Karim Adeyemi, Josko Gvardiol lead team of the week

Joba Ogunwale 17:12 - 20.02.2023

The highly-rated youngsters played a key role for their respective teams in another thrilling Bundesliga game week.

Last weekend’s Bundesliga round of action delivered yet again as the battle for the league title became interesting. 

Marco Reus and Karim Adeyemi led Borussia Dortmund to a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin, while Josko Gvardiol was strong in defence as RB Leipzig picked up their first win in three games. 

There was a massive shock at Borussia-Park as Borussia Monchengladbach handed champions Bayern Munich their first defeat this year. 

All the games delivered exciting action, with some players showing their quality once again. With the games done and dusted, here is Pulse Sports’ Bundesliga gameweek 21 team of the week. 

Goalkeeper: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund) vs Hertha Berlin

Ralf Fahrman was considered after keeping a clean sheet to help Schalke 04 secure an impressive 0-0 draw away at Union Berlin. 

But despite Fahrman’s heroics, the number one spot belongs to Borussia Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel for the second consecutive week. 

Gregor Kobel made eight saves in Dortmund's win over Hertha Berlin

The Swiss goalkeeper helped Borussia Dortmund to a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Although the result looks comfortable on paper, Dortmund have Grobel to thank as he made a whopping eight saves in the match to seal three points for them at Signal Iduna Park. 

Centre-Back: Philipp Lienhart (Freiburg) vs VFL Bochum 

Freiburg moved just three points behind Bayern Munich following a 2-0 win at VFL Bochum. One player whose performance contributed to the win and clean sheet was Philipp Lienhart. 

Philipp Lienhart was immense at the back for Freiburg

Lienhart was rock solid at the back for Christian Streich’s men, making four clearances and five interceptions. 

The 26-year-old Austrian also won four duels as Freiburg left Bochum with the maximum points. 

Centre-Back: Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) vs Wolfsburg 

Gvardiol caught the world’s attention at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, even though the young Croatian had been giving great performances in Bundesliga before then. 

The 21-year-old has continued to impress since the World Cup ended, with another solid showing for RB Leipzig against Wolfsburg on Saturday. 

Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol (L) was brilliant in the win over Wolfsburg

Gvardiol made three interceptions and won six duels to help Leipzig record a clean sheet and a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg. 

Left-Back: Borna Sosa (VFB Stuttgart) vs FC Cologne

Borna Sosa is another Croatia player who has carried his World Cup form into the league. The 25-year-old had a great game on Saturday as Stuttgart thrashed Cologne 3-0. 

Borna Sosa scored a goal for VFB Stuttgart on Saturday

Sosa made one interception and one clearance before capping off a solid performance with a goal. 

Right-Back: Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig) vs Wolfsburg 

Lukas Klostermann showed his versatility once again for Leipzig in their 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday. 

Lukas Klostermann was great as a right-back for RB Leipzig

The Germany international, playing as a right-back, made three clearances, two interceptions and two tackles.  He also won five duels and completed 84% of his passes. 

Defensive Midfielder: Kouadio Kone (Borussia Monchengladbach) vs Bayern Munich 

Kouadio Kone was immense in the middle of the park as Monchengladbach secured a stunning 3-2 win over leaders Bayern. 

The 21-year-old French youngster was involved in almost everything, completing 96% of his passes in addition to the 13 duels he won, 

Kouadio Kone in action for Monchengladbach

Kone was also brilliant on the creative side, creating one big chance and firing one shot on target. 

Central Midfielder: Leandro Barreiro (Mainz) vs Bayer Leverkusen 

Mainz secured an impressive 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena. Leandro Barreiro played a key role in the win, scoring the second goal just before halftime.

Leandro Barreiro

 The 23-year-old Luxembourg star also won seven duels, delivering a superb display in the heart of the midfield. 

Attacking Midfielder: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) vs Hertha Berlin 

Marco Reus has been unlucky with injuries in his career, but when he is fit, he remains one of the best players to play the game. 

He showed that on Sunday with a beautiful performance for Dortmund in the 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin. 

Marco Reus delivered a man of the match display on Sunday

The German star scored a brilliant freekick and set up another one in addition to two key passes he made. 

Right Winger: Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach) vs Bayern Munich 

Monchengladbach were the biggest winner last weekend, so it is only fair the best player gets on the team. 

Jonas Hofmann is that guy. The 30-year-old German was unplayable against Julian Nagelsmann’s men as he scored one and set up the other two to help Monchengladbach continue their good form against Bayern. 

Jonas Hofmann was Bayern's nemesis on Sunday

Left-Winger: Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund) vs Hertha Berlin 

What a week it was for Karim Adeyemi. The 21-year-old scored a brilliant solo winner for Dortmund against Chelsea before putting Nigeria on the map with his props for fufu. 

Adeyemi continued in the same vein on Sunday as he scored the opener, although he lasted for just 35 minutes before he was taken off. 

Striker: Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg) vs VFL Bochum 

Michael Gregoritsch  put in an impressive shift for Freiburg up front on Saturday.  Gregoritsch had a total of six shots in the game, including two on target, with one resulting in a goal. 

Michael Gregoritsch (l) was on target for Freiburg

He also made one key pass as Freiburg moved up to fourth on the Bundesliga table. 

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