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Bundesliga Team of the Season: Bayern and Borussia Dortmund dominate

Bundesliga, Football Express

Another season of Bundesliga comes to an end. In a season filled with excitement, Bayern Munich emerged as the Champions of Germany. RB Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund clinched the important Champions league spots while Frankfurt and Leverkusen made it into Europa League.

In a shocking development, Schalke was relegated after a disastrous campaign while Werder Bremen also joined them. Koln managed to keep their hopes by finishing in the playoff spot and will face Holsten Kiel for their survival in the Bundesliga.

Here are the 11 players that have made it into our team of the season and are setup in a 4-4-2 formation:

BUNDESLIGA TOTS

GK: STEFAN ORTEGA (Arminia Bielefeld)

While Manual Neuer and Peter Gulasci are all good shouts, Ortega had been a standout. Playing for a newly promoted side, Ortega had to battle to remain in the Bundesliga all season long. He kept 11 clean sheets in the league, a tally beat by only two other players in Bundesliga. Ortega also saved 134 shots, the highest in the league. His performance between the stick was vital in helping Bielefeld to avoid relegation.

RB: RIDLE BAKU (VfL Wolfsburg)

One of the mainstays for Wolfsburg, Baku was a vital part of the side that finished 4th in the league. The right-back was energetic and ever-present, scoring 6 and assisting for 6 goals in the campaign while his side conceded the second-fewest goals in this season. With one international cap for Germany, the 23-year-old could become a household name in the years to come.

CB: MATS HUMMELS (Borussia Dortmund)

Mats Hummels silenced his haters with consistent performance for Dortmund this season. A strong aerial presence, Hummels is also an excellent passer of the ball often helping his side launch counter-attacks through his long balls. He has been the key figure in the Dortmund backline and has also contributed to the attack by scoring 5 goals. His performance also led to him being picked for the upcoming Euro 2020 squad by manager Joachim Low.

CB: WILLI ORBAN (RB LEIPZIG)

Orban is arguably the most underrated players of the RB Leipzig side. One of the longest-serving player in the Leipzig squad the Hungarian was again amazing in defence. RB Leipzig was the best defensive side in Bundesliga this season, keeping the most number of clean sheets while also conceding the least number of goals. Orban was important for their performance while he also scored 4 goals for his side.

LB: FILIP KOSTIC (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Playing in a wingback role for Frankfurt, Kostic is one of the most important players for them. The Serbian is an excellent crosser of the ball, providing his attackers with the best of deliveries. Defensively solid, Kostic assisted for 14 goals this season, second in the Bundesliga. His 4 goals show how vital he was in leading his team towards a Europa League qualification.

CM: JOSHUA KIMMICH (Bayern Munich)

The engine of Bayern Munich, Kimmich has been consistent as always. He is an excellent passer of the ball and is the main set piece taker for Bayern. Always bringing his best for the important games, Kimmich has scored 4 goals while assisting 10 for his teammates.

CM: MARCEL SABITZER (RB LEIPZIG)

The Austrian is a strong presence in the midfield and is what makes Leipzig tick. Defensively solid and a good passer, Sabitzer loves to shoot from distance. This is also reflected in the 8 goals that he has scored in Bundesliga this season while assisting for 3 goals.

RM: THOMAS MULLER (Bayern Munich)

Ever since losing his place in the German national side, Thomas Muller has been a man reborn. The German transformed his game from a penalty box poacher to a creative powerhouse. He is top in the Bundesliga table for the most number assist with 18. Add to that his 11 goals, one can see why Joachim Low had to take a U-turn in his decision and call him back for the Euro 2020 squad.

LM: JADON SANCHO (Borussia Dortmund)

Even in a year that saw his performance take a dip, Jadon Sancho is still world-class. Amazing with his feet, the 21-year-old dribble past the defenders with ease. He was the creative point for the Dortmund side, assisting for 11 goals. Having missed matches due to injury, the England international still managed to score 8 goals for his side. Still just 21, it is scary what Sancho can do in the future.

ST: ERLING HAALAND (Borussia Dortmund)

This choice was a close call between the Norwegian and Andre Silva of Frankfurt. Though having scored one more goal than Haaland, Silva was not the choice for the team of the season. Silva scored 28 goals from 32 appearances but Haaland managed to score 27 from 28. The 20-year-old is one of the worlds best striker at this young age and is clinical in front of goal. Scoring for fun, he drives the Dortmund team forward towards their DFB Pokal and Champions League qualification.

ST: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich)

One does not need an explanation for why the Polish striker is in the team of the season. Scoring a ridiculous 41 goals from just 29 appearances, LewanGOALski broke the 49-year-old record in style. He scored the most number of goals in a single season of Bundesliga, overtaking Gerd Muller’s record of 40. Arguably the best player in the world at the moment, it was a no brainer for picking Lewandowski as the Player of the Season.

MANAGER: EDIN TERZIC (Borussia Dortmund)

A controversial selection, maybe, but Terzic guarantees merit for his inclusion. While Hansi Flick has won Bayern Munich their 9th consecutive Bundesliga title, his season in total has been underwhelming compared to the standards he set last season. Terzic came into a Dortmund side that was going through a crisis. At one point Dortmund were out of the top 4 race and was even doubtful for Europa League qualification. Terzic steadied the ship and ended the season with a 7 match winning streak. He helped Dortmund to a third-place finish and also helped them to secure the DFB Pokal. He had a point-per-match rate of 1.96, second behind only Hansi Flick. It was his transformation from an unknown figure to the hero of Dortmund’s campaign, that lead to his inclusion in the list.

So who all made it to your team of the season?

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