Bundesliga, the German local league is known for the quality of football and this season there was plenty of it on the show by all the teams in the top tier of the competitions. Bayern Munich with all their stars have dazzled yet again while Borussia Dortmund are trying to give a chase for the title.
The next 6 teams are separated by just 6 points and will make for an interesting final few weeks of the tournament. Here are 5 players who have exceeded expectations and have stolen the spotlight so far this season in the Bundesliga:
Raffael (Borussia Monchengladbach):
Monchengladbach have had a good season so far and find themselves just 3 points away from a Champions League spot this season with just a couple of months too. Brazilian forward Raffael has been the main story of the season so far for the German franchise. He has scored 12 goals for the club this season and also tops the charts for the number of assists in Bundesliga. The 30-year old has shown his experience and has been superb this season for the Monchengladbach franchise.
Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen):
Ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid player Xavier Hernandez has shown what the Old Trafford franchise is missing with his stint in the Bundesliga this season. He has scored 14 goals for the club and is now one of the hottest prospects in Europe. He is linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer but at the moment, he has a lot still to do this season if the Leverkusen franchise is to play in Europe next season. Chicharito, as he is called showed great finishing abilities and will surely be hoping to maintain consistency in his performances.
Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach):
20-year old Dahoud has caught the attention of many football fans for his ability in possession of the ball after his superb run in the Bundesliga this season. He has been running the mid-field for Monchengladbach and has 3 goals along with 5 assists in a decent season for the club. He has made 47 tackles, 9 more than the average player in the league and has been helpful for his team at both ends of the field. He will only become better with time and will surely grow out to be a huge asset for the German side if he is able to maintain his consistency.
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt):
With just 24 points from 25 games, Frankfurt find themselves close to relegation this season and have hardly had any positives from their season. However, 33-year-old German national Alexander Meier has been sensational up front for the club this season. He has scored 12 goals for the club, more than 40% of his club’s goals this season and has shown that he is still in fine form. However, he might not be able to save his team from a relegation play-off as they have just not been able to find consistent results.
Anthony Modeste (FC Koln):
French national, Anthony Modeste has been in good form this season for Koln. He has netted 11 times in the league and thrice in the cup competitions for a club that have found goals hard to come by. He also has 3 assists to his name and has been an impact player for most of the season for the German franchise. His eye for goal has been up for a view every time he is on the field and his team will be hoping that he can keep up the form going into the business end of the season and hope for a strong finish.