Football has been given a break in the coronavirus epidemic but we can still take stock of the season so far, even as we eagerly wait for it to return.
This is an opportunity to focus on a few of the new players that have exploded in this scene in this episode.
Here, we’ve listed five of the Bundesliga stars of the season, considering only the players who have made the top ten appearances in Europe’s top five leagues.
An obvious place to start is the final breakthrough star of the season – Alfonso Davis. As far as the leftists could go, David Alaba was perfectly close to perfection but Davis’s exceptional talent meant he was forced to move centrally to accommodate the Austrian youth.
The Canadian attack was defensive and destructive, registering League-High three dribbles in every game. He is fourth in the progressive run. Davis has played in 21 leagues in the post and has been a key figure in Bayern Munich’s back line.
With the weather at Canada International increasing and several other clubs interested in acquiring him, it’s no surprise that after his first season in the senior team, the Bavarians have already handed Davis a new contract until 2025.
Able to play left-back, Ismail Jacobs has been used further in most cases as a winger in Padburn’s senior team’s first season.
He started the injured campaign but has been regular since his debut in November, scoring two goals and assisting along the way. Of course, it may not be easy to play for the relegation favorites at the bottom of the table in your first season, but Jacobs has done his own thing and is fascinated by the situation.
With plenty of speed and strength in his reporting, this 20-year-old also offers a significant target threat and could be more dangerous on a good team. Although he is basically on the left foot, he is comfortable enough to cut and shoot.
Hoffenheim believes Christoph Baumgartner has a true gem in their hands and going into the first season of senior set-up, they may be right.
In his first campaign with the U19 team, the attacking midfielder scored nine goals and received 15 assists that led to then-manager Julian Nagelsman making his Bundesliga debut at the end of last season.
The 20-year-old started the new season slowly under new boss Alfred Schuder, but has been strong since the beginning of the year. In 2020, Bamgartner has scored three times and given two assists in eight appearances.
The Austrian versatility is a bonus because he is able to play in every position in the final third or even midfield but he claims that his preferred role is as number ten. He is technically talented, intelligent and can dribble well. In terms of style and features, he shares many similarities with fellow Bundesliga youth, Kai Hawartz.
Ruben Vargas broke down with a push. Arriving from Lausanne, Switzerland – the childhood hero and current teammate Stefan Lichtsteiner began his career – Vargas made his debut for Augsburg at the start of the season.
He followed in his footsteps after losing 3-2 to Warder Bremen for the second time. Since then, he has only added another goal and started this season on his list in the 20s but it remains the main component of Augsburg’s attack.
The smallest winger has the speed to burn which makes him particularly dangerous at breaks when at the center of his low gravity he is always able to avoid challenges. For now, he’s more likely than anything else, but with regular game time, the 21-year-old will only carry his output forward.
Like his teammate Ismail Jacobs, Luca Killian is one of the few positives that emerged from Padburn’s Dumud Bundesliga promotion.
After taking a place at Borussia Dortmund, Killian signed for the newly promoted team last summer. After spending the first few games on the bench, the center-back established himself in the first team, playing in every minute of the league, and was sent off in the last seven due to a muscle injury sustained during a 13-minute run.
Collectively, Padburn has the second-worst defense in the league, but Killian is impressive for the most part. Without him, the team’s winning rate has already dropped from 23 percent to eight percent.
Killian has completed 2.5 tackles per game this season, making him third among center-backs to play more than 10 games. Often starting to play a defense that is against the wall, the 20-year-old is proud of his possession and pass success rate of 89.5 percent.
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