Another week and another round of exciting Bundesliga football has passed. And as always, there were some captivating narratives around the league.
Bayern Munich set yet another record, becoming the first Bundesliga team to win the first eight matches after the winter break as they edged Fortuna Dusseldorf in a 3-2 thriller. Hoffenheim snapped a four-game losing streak as they earned a huge 3-0 win against fellow relegation-battling side Greuther Furth. And Mainz edged closer to a Champions League berth as they beat Leverkusen.
The biggest match of the round, however, was the Ruhr derby. The classic rivalry, played by bitter rivals Dortmund and Schalke, ended 2-1 in favor of the Gelsenkirchen side, who swept the home and away legs against BVB this season.
There were some brilliant displays from many among the S04 ranks, as well as from other teams around the league. But who were the top five players in the Bundesliga this weekend? Click "Begin Slideshow" to find out...