2. Bundesliga Team of the Week – Matchday 4: Goals galore as strikers show class

2. Bundesliga Matchday 4 had several games that were vastly contrasting in nature. It was a case of scoring for fun or finding it hard to hit the back of the net. There were consistencies at the top and bottom of the table, but the rest was anyone’s guess. Here is your 2. Bundesliga Matchday 4 Team of the Week.

GK: Sascha Burchert (SpVgg Greuther Fürth)

After dislodging Balazs Megyeri as number one last year, Sascha Burchert has only gone from strength to strength. Despite the Shamrocks taking an early lead against MSV Duisburg, it was anything but easy. Burchert, as captain, put in a performance worthy of the armband and helped secure a clean sheet and all three points.

CB: Immanuel Höhn (SV Darmstadt 98)

There was plenty of competition at right-back last season from a Darmstadt perspective, but this year has seen Immanuel Höhn emerge as the front-runner. He might not have bundles of pace, yet a steady style and his solid work in the air and ground have made him a reliable figure in the Lilies’ back four.

CB: Marcel Franke (SV Darmstadt 98)

Like some of the other faces in the squad, a place in the team of the week might well be a regular occurrence for Marcel Franke. There was certainly no doubting his performance on Sunday, after putting in a superb defensive showing and scoring the winning goal against Heidenheim. The option to buy inserted into the loan deal was excellent business.

CB: Tim Kister (SV Sandhausen)

Sandhausen certainly haven’t found things easy this year, and a tough fixture list hasn’t helped matters. That said, they got their first point on the board with a very credible draw against 1. FC Union Berlin. Tim Kister showed his experience against a dangerous Union attack and they will need more of that after the international break to keep climbing the table.

RM: Osayamen Osawe (FC Ingolstadt 04)

He might have only played 26 minutes on Friday night, but there is no doubt that Osayamen Osawe changed the game against Erzgebirge Aue. The Englishman came off the bench to great effect, with his pace helping Ingolstadt break down a stubborn defence and deliver two assists in 15 minutes to earn the Schanzer’s first three points of the season.

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CM: Konstantin Kerschbaumer (FC Ingolstadt 04)

While Ingolstadt pay not have started in the greatest vein of form, that certainly can’t be said of Konstantin Kerschbaumer. He has picked up where he left off with Arminia and ran the show against Aue on Friday. He set up Thorsten Röcher’s opener and was instrumental throughout that all important first win.

CM: Louis Schaub (1. FC Köln)

Much was made of Louis Schaub’s move to FC this summer and while he has been consistent since his arrival, this performance was top-notch. His hat-trick of assists helped the Billy Goats to a memorable comeback win, and his individual showing was to be marvelled at. Like a lot of the squad, Schaub is too good to play 2. Bundesliga.

LM: Joan Simun Edmundsson (Arminia Bielefeld)

The Faroese international has endeared himself to the Arminia faithful since his arrival, and even collected their player of the month award for the first knockings of the season. He started September with a bang as well, with another goal and exciting performance. It looks like Jeff Saibene and Samir Arabi have a cult hero on their hands.

CF: Marco Grüttner (Jahn Regensburg)

After getting off the mark for the season with a brace, Marco Grüttner should have had plenty of reason to be happy. However, come added time, he was wondering how his side had lost 5:3. Nevertheless, Grüttner’s return to goalscoring form is just what Jahn fans would have wanted ahead of the international break.

CF: Simon Terodde (1. FC Köln)

Following on from last week, there really isn’t much else to say about one of the greatest 2. Bundesliga strikers of all time. His two goals against Sankt Pauli won the game and consequently broke Dieter Müller’s goalscoring record, of eight goals in three games, for FC at the same time. Terodde is now top of the goalscoring charts as a result. No surprise there.

CF: Fabian Klos (Arminia Bielefeld)

He might have only scored once this weekend, but there’s little Fabian Klos didn’t do in a crazy game at the Bielefelder Alm. Klos nipped in to head home the vital goal to give Arminia the lead once more, but his all-round play and sheer dogged determination was enough to give Asger Sörensen and Jonas Föhrenbach a 90-minute headache.

2. Bundesliga Team of the Week

3-4-3: Burchert; Höhn, Franke, Kister; Osawe, Kerschbaumer, Schaub, Edmundsson; Grüttner, Terodde, Klos.

Simon Terodde is on fire !!!
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Jonathan Walsh

Jonny is a 2. Bundesliga fanatic who does little else with his time other than follow, watch, write about, think about, and promote his favorite league. When he isn't in university or trying to defend the Bundesliga's 50+1 rule, you'll most likely find him watching whatever football he can find on TV. Follow him @jonathanwalsh_

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