As another weekend of Bundesliga football rolls around, more and more players are beginning to put in standout performances. The talent pool in Germany has steadily become more and more fruitful with players young and old stepping into prominence. Here we will pick the three of these Bundesliga stars, so that you know exactly who to watch this weekend.
Julian Weigl’s meteoric rise has been one to behold. Just a short time ago, Weigl was plying his trade in the lower tiers of German football. It might be hard to believe that at the time, Weigl was attempting to keep a second division side from relegation. Oh how things have changed. Now the young midfielder is a frequent starter for top side Borussia Dortmund. The 20 year old is calm under pressure and never seems overwhelmed. Weigl has the highest pass completion rate of all his teammates. What’s more is that Weigl put in a man of the match performance in his last outing showing that he is in red hot form at the minute. This boy wonder may have a big future ahead of him and is a must watch in the next weekend of Bundesliga action.
There was no way Robert Lewandowski could not be included in this list. The Polish frontman’s goalscoring exploits have been Messi-Ronaldo-esque as his 12 goals in 8 league games suggests. What is the most interesting about Lewandowski though, is how much of a pure specialist he is in goalscoring. Lewandowski’s overall play is decent but not great. His passes are far less effective and accurate as his teammates’ and he does not contribute too much on the defensive end either. Instead, the Bayern striker expands all his energy in his predatory play in and around the box. Lewandowski’s sharp movement and reactions make him a handful for any defense in the world. It definitely wouldn’t surprise many to see him bag a few against FC Köln.
Once Borussia Dortmund’s most important player, Marco Reus’s form has taken a bit of a dip at the moment. Upon returning from injury, Reus has put in some shambolic performances. Every attempted take on resulted in a conceding of possession resulting in the winger being hooked off after just an hour of a match. Reus’s poor form continued into the international break too. However, the old adage does go a little something like this, ‘form is tempering but class is permanent’. Still only 26 years of age, Reus’s best years are still ahead of him. It only takes one moment of ingenuity to reignite a player and one should expect a player of Marco Reus’s quality to be itching to make an impact in the next round of matches.