The best starting XI from the top tier of German football.
After 14 games into the 2013/14 Bundesliga season, treble winners Bayern Munich top the table but there is strong competition from Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.
Many believe that German football is the league from Europe’s top five that is the most on the rise, as shown by Bayern and Dortmund reaching the Champions League final last term.
There are also some of the most respected managers in world football working in the nation and world-class stars such as Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery plying their trade there.
Therefore fanatix decided to determine the best starting XI from the current campaign, with statistics from WhoScored.
GK – Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Borussia Monchengladbach – played 14, rating 7.26
RB – Gonzalo Castro, Bayer Leverkusen – played 11, rating 7.57
CB – Naldo, Wolfsburg – played 14, rating 7.62
CB – Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund – played 10, rating 7.62
LB – Ricardo Rodriguez, Wolfsburg – played 14, rating 8.01
CM – Milan Badelj, Hamburger SV – played 13, rating 7.55
CM – Nuri Sahin, Borussia Dortmund – played 14, rating 7.61
RW – Sidney Sam, Bayer Leverkusen – played 13, rating 7.89
LW – Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich – played 11, rating 8.44
ST – Max Kruse, Borussia Monchengladbach – played 14, rating 8.14
ST – Raffael, Borussia Monchengladbach – played 14, rating 8.04
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