Same old Bayern new season.

More like it from Bayern: Robert Lewandowski hat-trick, Niklas Sule bossing possession, Manuel Neuer having more use for his feet. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 Bundesliga Matchday 2 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Manuel Neuer (7.19, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich); Stefan Lainer (8.14, Mainz 05 vs Borussia Moenchengladbach), Niklas Sule (8.01, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich), Ermin Bicakcic (8.16, Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen), Achraf Hakimi (7.71, Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund); Jadon Sancho (8.54, Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund), Charles Aranguiz (7.85, Fortuna Duesseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen), Dennis Geiger (8.16, Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen), Alassane Plea (8.82, Mainz 05 vs Borussia Moenchengladbach); Yuya Osako (8.16, Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen), Robert Lewandowski (9.48, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich)

MANUEL NEUER

@fcbayern_ist_mein_herz

Player rating: 7.19
Team score: Schalke 0–3 Bayern
Individual highlights: 93% pass success

"

This is a positive change. We have to be flexible and try to cause more problems for our opponents.

The players welcome more flexibility in the system."

– Manuel Neuer on Bayern's back three experiment during transitions against Schalke

STEFAN LAINER

@borussia

Player rating: 8.14
Team score: Mainz 1–3 Gladbach
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 key passes

NIKLAS SULE

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 8.01
Team score: Schalke 0–3 Bayern
Individual highlights: 4 aerials won, 103 touches

"

I'm not buff like Robert Lewandowski but I'm no lard-arse.

I'm just stocky, and despite my size and frame I'm relatively quick!"

– Niklas Sule on the bloated concerns about his physique

ERMIN BICAKCIC

@bico3

Player rating: 8.16
Team score: Hoffenheim 3–2 Bremen
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 9 aerials won

ACHRAF HAKIMI

@achrafhakimi

Player rating: 7.71
Team score: Cologne 1–3 Dortmund
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 interceptions

Lukasz Piszczek assist Achraf Hakimi goal, Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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JADON SANCHO

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 8.54
Team score: Cologne 1–3 Dortmund
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Thorgan Hazard assist Jadon Sancho goal, Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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Jadon Sancho assist Paco Alcacer goal, Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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CHARLES ARANGUIZ

@bayer04fussball

Player rating: 7.85
Team score: Duesseldorf 1–3 Leverkusen
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 interceptions

DENNIS GEIGER

@janprihoda

Player rating: 8.16
Team score: Hoffenheim 3–2 Bremen
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 3 key passes

ALASSANE PLEA

@alasplea

Player rating: 8.82
Team score: Mainz 05 1–3 Gladbach
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

YUYA OSAKO

@oo35.35

Player rating: 8.16
Team score: Hoffenheim 3–2 Bremen
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 dribbles

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

@rl9_fanpage_

Player rating: 9.48
Team score: Schalke 0–3 Bayern
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 5 shots on target

"

Dortmund have been busy in the summer transfer window, they've built a big squad.

But in the end it's about quality not quantity.”

– Robert Lewandowski on former club–cum–title rival Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski penalty goal, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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Robert Lewandowski free kick goal, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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Kingsly Coman assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2019/2020
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