🇩🇪 Bundesliga Player of the Week - Fashionable by name and by nature | OneFootball

🇩🇪 Bundesliga Player of the Week - Fashionable by name and by nature

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Lewis Ambrose

Only one player — you can guess who — has more goals in Germany’s top flight this season.

Our Bundesliga Player of the Week is …


Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)

In German, the word “schick” means sleek, fashionable, trendy.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick lives up to the hype.

Last week saw the Czech overtake Dimitar Berbatov as the highest scoring non-German in the club’s Bundesliga history. A brace against Hoffenheim at the weekend moved him further clear and Stefan Kießling’s club-record of 25 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign is now just one goal away.

Kießling played all 34 league games as he set that record in 2012/13. Schick has netted 24 this season in just 26.

The 26-year-old has a goal every 84 minutes in the league in 2021/22. That’s as regularly as Robert Lewandowski and better than Erling Haaland’s return of a goal every 87 minutes. And those two have scored five penalties, to Schick’s one.

This weekend was just a case of business as usual: Leverkusen needed somebody to step up and Schick answered the call.

A goal down in Sinsheim, it looked like the champagne would be on ice as the guests looked to confirm Champions League football for next season. Schick was on hand to lean back and clinically clip home a low cross from Moussa Diaby.

Leverkusen went down again, Christoph Baumgart scoring to make it 2-1, and were behind until the 73rd minute, when their main man came to life.

A superb knock-down saw Diaby go through to equalise again, setting Schick himself up to put Leverkusen ahead with a sublime turn and calm finish after rounding Oliver Baumann just three minutes later.

Champions League, watch out.