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Fantasy AnalysisKirchhoff managed to clear two of his teammates with a header that found its way into the back of the Schalke net in the 45th minute. The defender didn't make it out for the second half after he was replaced by Christian Clemens.
Fantasy AnalysisBenatia brought down Sergio Aguero in the penalty area and was adjudged last man by the referee who had no choice but to show him a red card.
Fantasy AnalysisAlonso's hit the free kick low and under the City wall to deceive home goalkeeper Joe Hart on the same day that he turned 33.
Fantasy AnalysisLewandowski rose above home defence to meet Jerome Boateng's right wing cross to make it 2-1 to Bayern. The ball went in off the Polish striker's shoulder and then the post. It was his second Champions League goal this season to add to his six goals in the Bundesliga.
Fantasy AnalysisGotze has been in excellent form this season and looks like another strong play for Tuesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
Fantasy AnalysisSchweinsteiger played only 13 minutes, but it was enough to get him an assist on Sebastian Rode's 86th minute goal. With a game under his belt, he could return to the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League match against Manchester City.
Fantasy AnalysisMehmedi scored an impressive 12 league gaols last season but has struggled with injury and form since making his loan move from Dynamo Kiev permanent in the summer. A hat-trick in the DFB Pokal three weeks ago were signs that he may be turning a corner and now his fine performance against Mainz definitely suggests he has. He set up Jonathan Schmid with a great cross before half-time and then scored himself when he headed in Schmid's assist. Things are looking up for Mehmedi and he will hope to carry on his scoring streak Friday at home to bottom of the table Stuttgart.
Fantasy AnalysisGiven the extended Bundesliga break during the holiday period, Reus will likely be back Jan. 31 against Bayer Leverkusen, assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks in his recovery. Reus has been playing very well recently, scoring five times in his last seven matches, including Saturday's draw with Paderborn.
Fantasy AnalysisReus went into a heavy challenge with Paderborn's Marvin Bakalorz and signs look bad regarding the extent of the injury. Jurgen Klopp said "it was a horrific moment, because Marco is now in hospital with a very swollen foot and we're all expecting a bad diagnosis. It's a red card. A draw in Paderborn isn't that dramatic, but the potential long-term loss of Reus is harder to accept." Reus has been on fine form recently, scoring five goals in his last seven games in all competitions, so any absence will be a major blow for Dortmund.
Fantasy AnalysisRamos hasn't scored in the Bundesliga since Sept. 13 and his opportunities to halt that unenviable streak are dwindling. However having scored Colombia's only goal against Slovenia midweek, Ramos may well have believed he was at the start of a scoring run. Not so, he was only thrown on as a late impact substitute against Paderborn with Jurgen Klopp desperate to grab a goal once the opposition made it 2-2. It was not enough time for Ramos who didn't have the chance to shoot on goal.