With Manchester United winning the Premier League title on Monday night, it was striker Robin van Persie who stole the show. In their 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Aston Villa, the Dutchman scored all three goals in the first 33 minutes of the match.
While it took RvP 33 minutes to score a hat trick, it only took Mario Gomez six minutes to do the same. Coming on as a substitute with the score already 3-1 against VfL Wolfsburg in a Cup match, the Bayern München striker amazed the home crowd adding three more goals en-route to a comfortable 6-1 win. He would score two more goals a few days later in an easy 1-6 win over Hannover 96.
Although Hamburg SV currently sits in eighth place in the German Bundesliga, they are only two points out of a spot in Europe’s premier club competition. With only four matches remaining, and their next match against 4th-place Schalke 04, you can expect Rafeal van der Vaart to be called to lead. He was vital in their 2-1 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf, scoring both goals.
This Week’s Team of the Week
Starting XI (Playing 3-4-1-2)
- GK – Samir Handanovič – Inter (Italy)
- LB – Aly Cissokho – Valencia CF (Spain)
- CB – Felipe Baloy – Santos Laguna (Mexico)
- RB – Per Mertesacker– Arsenal (England)
- LM – Nicolás Gaitán – SL Benfica (Portugal)
- CM – Éver Banega – Valencia CF (Spain)
- CM – Rafael van der Vaart – Hamburger SV (Germany)
- RM – André Schürrle – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany)
- ST – Stéphane Sessègnon – Sunderland (England)
- ST – Robin van Persie – Manchester United (England)
- ST – Mario Gomez – Bayern München (Germany)
- GK – Oka Nikolov – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
- CB – Aden Flint – Swindon Town (England)
- CB – Patrick Zwaanswijk – Central Coast Mariners (Australia)
- CM – Clément Grenier – Olympique Lyonnais (France)
- ST – Mbaye Leye – SV Zulte-Waregem (Belgium)
- ST – Paulinho – Livorno (Italy)
- ST – Alan – Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)
Check out the full TOTW (here)
The Team of the Week is available to play against each and every week in FIFA Ultimate Team. TOTW items are available by chance when opening FIFA Ultimate Team Packs.