VAVEL's 2. Bundesliga Team of the Week - Matchday 4: Promoted sides continue to surprise
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VAVEL's 2. Bundesliga Team of the Week - Matchday 4: Promoted sides continue to surprise

The fourth installment of VAVEL UK's 2. Bundesliga Team of the Week.

Jonathan Walsh

It was another exciting and thoroughly entertaining week of 2. Bundesliga action, but who were the stand-out performers on Matchday four?

Goalkeeper and defence

GK - Kevin Müller (1. FC Heidenheim/2) - Their first ever game against their neighbours, VfB Stuttgart and a first win. Müller may not have been forced into anything spectacular but in a game where emotions were running high, he provided a calm and reassuring presence with fine handling throughout.

RB - Khaled Narey (SpVgg Greuther Fürth/2) - Despite being stacked with talent, Borussia Dortmund may regret letting go of Narey. The right-back continued his excellent early season form with a stunning strike against Fortuna Düsseldorf. There was little he could do about the goal, in another competent defensive showing.

CB - Florian Ballas (Dynamo Dresden/1) - As much as Ballas was extremely consistent against Hannover, and has been since he joined  there is little doubting his major contribution. 25 yards out, a bouncing ball and a right-footed strike that left everyone speechless as Ballas found the top corner; simply stunning.

CB - Clemens Schoppenhauer (Würzburger Kickers/1) - He may have been penalised for a fairly obvious foul in the box on another day against VfL Bochum, but Schoppenauer put in a very solid showing on Friday evening. Tested against one of the most versatile attacks in the league, the centre-back fared well across the board.

Midfield and attack

RM - Steven Skrzybski (1. FC Union Berlin/2) - Much like Quaner, Skrzybski is showing his true colours under Jens Keller. He followed up his Bielefeld brace with a goal and an assist against Karlsruher SC, as he seems to be relishing his new role out wide. It may not have been the perfect start, but Skrzybski's form is reason to be happy.

DM - Tobias Schröck (Würzburger Kickers/1) - As kicker said this weekend, how did Schröck slip under VfB Stuttgart's noses? The former SGS Großaspach defensive midfielder didn't put a foot wrong against Bochum, providing excellent cover to the back four and even setting up their crucial opening goal.

AM - Mario Kvesic (Erzgebirge Aue/2) - On the face of it, picking an attacking midfielder after his team failed to score could be seen as odd. However, Kvesic's continual threat and classy play through the middle continues to earn him plenty of plaudits. If his form stays as it is, a big move could be on the cards come January.

LM - Marvin Stefaniak (Dynamo Dresden/1) - One of the most highly-rated youngsters in the league, Stefaniak scored his first 2. Bundesliga goal with a stunning effort against Hannover 96. Perhaps some of it was down to the inability to form an effective wall, but a solid performance was made great was his speculative free-kick goal.

CF - Aziz Bouhaddouz (FC St. Pauli/1) - The former SV Sandhausen has been fighting a losing battle up front in the first three games this season, quite literally, but got his rewards on Saturday. His goal and last-gasp assist gave St. Pauli their first win of the season, in another important and physical display by Bouhaddouz.

CF - Domi Kumbela (Eintracht Braunschweig/1) - After the injury to Suleiman Abdullahi, Kumbela has rolled back the years to show that he can still perform to a very high level. His brace maintained Braunschweig's 100% start to the campaign and means the promising Nigerian has work to do to get back his starting spot from pre-season.

CF - Collin Quaner (1. FC Union Berlin/1) - The third of the three forwards who have been unfortunate not to make it into the Team of the Week so far. Quaner is an animal this season and has the most goals and assists in the league. A brace and another set-up for a team-mate showcased him at his physical, dominating best.