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European Team of the Week: Dortmund’s hat-trick hero

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Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski leads our team of the week after his brilliant hat-trick against Stuttgart.

The Polish striker bagged three goals and also claimed an assist as Dortmund came from behind to hammer Stuttgart 6-1 in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

Title rivals Bayern Munich are represented by French winger Franck Ribery, who got two assists in a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim and had 114 touches of the ball.

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is also included having hit the woodwork in a win over local rivals Espanyol.

Manchester City supply the two Premier League players with defender Matija Nastasic and midfielder Yaya Toure both in the XI following their performances in a 7-0 win over Norwich.

For a full explanation of each player's inclusion, see Opta's stats below the team graphic...

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