The final day of the match was a spectacle. 41 goals came in nine games. The record of 53 goals on the 32nd matchday of the 1983/1984 season was clearly missed. But since the 34th round of the 2001/2002 season, not so many hits have fallen.
The flood of torches characterizes the Topelf of the game day accordingly. Of the eleven highest-scoring players, eight were directly involved in the goals of their teams. Our grading system SPIX feeds primarily on statistical data such as successful passports, successful tackling and intercepted passports.
What is the SPIX?
- New player scores at SPIEGEL ONLINE: The survey of the Bundesliga
SPIEGEL ONLINE has developed a tool to evaluate the performance of footballers beyond personal impressions: the SPIX. It is based solely on game data. The individual performance and that of his team are included in the calculation. The special feature: The SPIX does not simply record data, it assesses its relevance and quality directly.
Details about the model can be found here:
Gates and templates also make up a large part of the score. For strikers, the overall score is about 70 percent from Torgefahr and chance creation, with offensive and outer midfielders to about 50 percent. No surprise, then, that in the end, those teams put the most players of the Topelf, who could win their games clearly.
The exceptions can be found in two positions. Goalkeepers rarely score goals, they should prevent them. Nobody did that as well as on this match day Alexander Nübel, Schalke's 22-year-old talent held eight balls against VfB Stuttgart and secured his team a 0-0 at the end of the season.
Even at the center-back position shooting and creating goals is rather secondary. Almost half of the overall grade results from the categories defense strength as well as ball conquest. Dortmund Manuel Akanji stood out in the 2-0 victory in Mönchengladbach with his ball conquests. Four of his five tacklers were successful. Stuttgart Holger Badstuber contributed with six cleared balls and a blocked shot to 0: 0 against Schalke.
In the full-back position offensive factors are already weighted higher. That Bayern Munich duo Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba the outside occupies, but is more based on their values in the field of team performance. The Bayern gave in 5: 1 against Eintracht Frankfurt 23 shots, of which a dozen within the area. Frankfurt shot only six times. This good statistic is also attributed to Kimmich and Alaba, who were 90 minutes on the court. Kimmich is in the top eleven for the eleventh time this season. He equalized the record of his teammate Thiago, who also comes in this season on eleven nominations.
Higher scores for offensive team performance than Bayern has on this matchday only VfL Wolfsburg before. No surprise: eight goals in one game, that's not the case in the Bundesliga every day. Since the introduction of the SPIX there was only a higher victory than Wolfsburg 8: 1 against Augsburg, Bayern Munich 8: 0 over the Hamburger SV in February 2017. Wolfsburg Maximilian Arnold has a correspondingly high SPIX in the team effort offensively. He also prepared a hit.
Standing ovations, farewell gifts, tears of emotion at Uli Hoeneß: Bayern Munich celebrated not only the championship, but also the farewell of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. The Bavarians need not fear the time after the departure of their wing tongs. Kingsley Coman With a goal and an assist again proved that he wears the right shoe size for the huge footsteps. The dribbling king of the game day, however, was another: Freiburg Vincenzo Grifo umkurvte in the 5: 1 against Nuremberg six opponents, also scored a goal. He is in the Topelf for the second time this season.
It was also the afternoon of Jean-Paul Boëtius. With his two goals, the Mainz tens helped to turn a 0-2 deficit into a 4-2 victory. But despite an almost flawless SPIX of 99, he is not in the Topelf. This honor is due Thomas Müller, He leveraged with his clever positioning of the Frankfurt defense, prepared a hit and five other great opportunities.
Wolfsburg achieved a flawless hat-trick Wout Weghorst and Leverkusen Lucas Alario not on the 34th matchday. They would have scored their goals in a halftime and in quick succession. With three goals each, the two strikers are in the Topelf. Weghorst has even a slightly better score than Alario, as he also prepared another hit. Wolfsburg striker is already in the Topelf for the fourth time. Only top scorer Robert Lewandowski could once again qualify for the eleven of the week.