Bayern Munich's main man Robert Lewandowski was the star this week in an outstanding team performance from the reigning champions, and with three goals and two assists in a 6-0 win over a struggling Augsburg side; he will certainly provide a big name for this Team of the Week.
Alongside him we have a former Bayern striker in Mario Gómez, who is now plying his trade at Wolfsburg. Gómez scored three times in the last 10 minutes to take Wolfsburg from 2-0 down to 3-2 up, before conceding a late equalizer to draw the game 3-3. Yann Sommer continued his good form of late as he made six saves, including a Marco Fabián penalty, to keep Gladbach's clean sheet in their 0-0 draw away to Frankfurt despite going down to 10 men late on. Finally, Thomas Delaney earned the Player of the Week award from Kicker after his outstanding performance for Werder Bremen. The Danish international scored three and set up another goal in their 5-2 win away to Freiburg.
Moving to England, Shkodran Mustafi seems to have solidified his place in Arsenal's starting XI after a string of solid performances. This week, he was involved in both of the Gunners goals - assisting and then scoring - as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City. In what is probably the best season of his career, Wilfried Zaha doesn't look like he’s stopping any time soon. He helped Crystal Palace shock league-leaders Chelsea by coming from behind to win 2-1 thanks to a goal and assist from the Ivorian.
Another goalscoring defender in the Premier League was Eric Dier, who helped Spurs capitalize on Chelsea dropping points by scoring the opener in their 2-0 win over Stoke. In what was the biggest game in England this weekend, Liverpool continued their 21-year unbeaten run at home against rivals Everton, thanks to a 3-0 win. Philippe Coutinho was, as usual, the star man as he scored and got an assist.
What a season Alejandro Gómez is having. After a run of only one goal in the first 10 games of the season, he has since clocked 13 goals and six assists in the last 20 Serie A fixtures. Three of those goals came this weekend as Atalanta eased past Genoa as comfortable 5-0 winners. Edin Džeko continues his fight to claim the Golden Boot award, scoring both goals in Roma's 2-0 win over Empoli. Artur Ioniță rounds off the Serie A players this week. The Moldovan international scored twice to help Cagliari to a 3-1 win over struggling Palermo.
Filipe Luís seems to have a habit of scoring one goal each season, doing so in each of the previous four, and this week he got his customary goal as Atlético Madrid won 2-0 away to Malaga. Real Madrid's utility defender Nacho Fernández was called upon ahead of a busy few weeks for ‘Los Blancos.’ He started the game at left-back, but moved to center-back after Raphaël Varane was forced off through injury in the 11th minute. Nacho scored the third and final goal in Real's 3-0 win over Alaves, as they maintained a two-point lead at the top of La Liga.
With PSG and Monaco facing off in the Coupe de la Ligue final, there were slim pickings for the TOTW in France. The standout candidate is Benoît Costil, who saved a penalty and made five other saves to help Rennes to a 1-1 draw against Lyon, despite going down to 10 men in the 5th minute. His performance earned him an ‘8’ rating from L'Equipe - the only player to do so this week - and a spot in their Team of the Week which should guarantee his place in this TOTW.
Ajax closed the gap on league leaders, and bitter rivals, Feyenoord, thanks to a 2-1 win in De Klassieker. Hakim Ziyech was the Man of the Match, setting up the second Ajax goal, after Lasse Schöne scored a bullet free kick in the first minute.
Celtic finally wrapped up the title, which they never looked like losing, thanks to a 5-0 win over Hearts of Midlothian. Scott Sinclair took home the match ball after his three goals led the Hoops to the rout, despite missing both of their strikers due to injury. If last year was anything to go by, we may see Sinclair get the first Hero card of FIFA 17, with title-winning performances being rewarded as such last time around. Celtic's closest challengers Aberdeen - a mere 25 points behind - also went on a scoring spree, with Andrew Considine being a very unlikely hat-trick scorer from defense.
In a week when several defenders scored twice, it was going to take something special to make the TOTW. Andreas Ulmer not only scored twice, but grabbed an assist as well as RB Salzburg crushed nearest rivals Altach 5-0.
Stefan Kutschke scored a hat-trick to help Dynamo Dresden to an early 3-0 lead over Stuttgart, but his teammates were unable to match his performance level, and the match ended 3-3. His performance also earned him the POTW award from Kicker.
The newly branded Norwegian Eliteserien restarted this week. One of the teams to come flying out the blocks is Stabæk, and Ohi Omoijuanfo in particular. Omoijuanfo scored all three goals in their 3-1 win over Aalesund.
Erick Torres helped the Houston Dynamo to a comfortable 4-1 win over New York Red Bulls, as they continue their early season form.
With just two weeks of the season to go, Brisbane Roar climbed up to 3rd place, thanks to a Jamie Maclaren hat-trick in their 5-1 win over Central Coast Mariners.
Lastly, John Marquis helped Doncaster come from behind to win 5-1 away to Grimsby, with the striker scoring three of the five goals.
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Team of the Week 29 Predictions
|GK||Yann Sommer||Borussia Mönchengladbach||Switzerland||84 > 86 > 87 > 88|
|LB||Filipe Luís||Atlético Madrid||Brazil||85 > 86 > 87 > 88|
|CB||Shkodran Mustafi||Arsenal||Germany||83 > 85 (OTW)|
|CDM > CB||Eric Dier||Tottenham Hotspurs||England||78 > 82|
|CAM > LW||Philippe Coutinho||Liverpool||Brazil||86 > 87 > 88|
|LW > CAM||Alejandro Gómez||Atalanta||Argentina||81 > 84 > 86 > 87 > 88 (UP)|
|CAM > CM||Hakim Ziyech||Ajax||Morocco||81 > 84 > 86 (UP)|
|RM||Wilfred Zaha||Crystal Palace||England||80 > 83 > 85 (UP)|
|ST||Edin Džeko||Roma||Bosnia and Herzegovina||81 > 84 > 86 > 87 > 88 (UP)|
|ST||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||Poland||90 > 91 > 92 > 93 > 94 > 95|
|ST||Mario Gómez||Wolfsburg||Germany||82 > 84|
|GK||Benoît Costil||Rennes||France||82 > 84|
|CB||Nacho Fernández||Real Madrid||Spain||80 > 83 (UP)|
|CM > CDM||Thomas Delaney||Werder Bremen||Denmark||76 > 81 (UP)|
|CM||Artur Ioniță||Cagliari||Moldova||75 > 81|
|LM > LW||Scott Sinclair||Celtic||England||75 > 81 > 84|
|ST||Stefan Kutschke||Dynamo Dresden||Germany||66 > 71 > 74|
|ST||Erick Torres||Houston Dynamo||Mexico||71 > 74|
|LB||Andreas Ulmer||RB Salzburg||Austria||73 > 74|
|LB > CB||Andrew Considine||Aberdeen||Scotland||65 > 72|
|ST||Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar||Australia||70 > 74|
|CAM > ST||Ohi Omoijuanfo||Stabæk||Norway||66 > 72|
|ST||John Marquis||Doncaster Rovers||England||63 > 64|