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Gekas voted round’s MVP

Fanis Gekas, on loan from Panathinaikos to German Bundesliga struggler Bochum, was named the previous round’s MVP by the popular German magazine Kicker for an impressive performance in his side’s 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach that also produced an elegant goal from the Greek striker. Gekas was also picked for the publication’s Team of the Week. Besides his sturdy performance, Gekas picked up a misplaced pass late in the first half to produce a perfect chip over the opponent’s keeper to help Bochum win a crucial relegation-zone clash. Victory in the final league match before the Bundesliga’s long winter break took the club to 14th place and dropped Gladbach into the relegation zone. Gekas has been a regular scorer with Bochum since joining the German club this season.