[D³] Hummels, Reus, Schürrle in Select XI


Mats Hummels has become the second Dortmund player this season to win the T-Mobile Spieler des Tages after his four-goal display in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Stuttgart. He’s joined in the Select XI by team mates André Schürrle and Marco Reus.

Hertha Berlin also have three players in the team, with ‘keeper Thomas Kraft, defender Ronny and goalscorer Pierre-Michel Lasogga included after their victory over Freiburg.

Also voted into the Team of the Week are Timm Klose and Umaru Bangura from Nürnberg, Schalke midfielder Kyriakos Papadopoulos, and Hamburg’s Dennis Diekmeier and hat-trick hero Artjoms Rudnevs.



Leo Bittencourt came off the bench for Ajax on Saturday and scored the fourth goal in their 4-0 win over Den Haag on Sunday afternoon. The 20 year-old midfielder, on loan from Dortmund, has scored twice in 11 appearances for them this season.


BVB have appointed Spartak Moscow’s Ivaylo Yordanov as a scout, paying the Russian side a £450,000 compensation package. Yordanov enjoyed a playing career in the country, winning 51 caps for Bulgaria before joining the Bulgarian national side ahead of jobs at Sporting Clube (Lisbon) and Spartak.