If <talent=”Dortmund”> and <ambition=”Leipzig”>, then <champions=”______”>? The best stories, comments, and highlights from Bundesliga 2019/20 August highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Zack Steffen (8.42, Bremen vs Duesseldorf); Benjamin Pavard (8.72, Bayern vs Mainz), Nordi Mukiele (8.42, Union Berlin vs Leipzig), Martin Hinteregger (8.33, Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim), Marcel Halstenberg (9.37, Union Berlin vs Leipzig); Marcel Sabitzer (10.00, Union Berlin vs Leipzig), Ellyes Skhiri (8.97, Freiburg vs Cologne), Nuri Sahin (8.70, Bremen vs Augsburg), Jadon Sancho (8.60, Dortmund vs Augsburg); Robert Lewandowski (9.48, Schalke vs Bayern), Timo Werner (9.80, Gladbach vs Leipzig)

ZACK STEFFEN

@f95

Player rating: 8.42
Team score: Bremen 1–3 Duesseldorf
Individual highlights: 9 total saves

BENJAMIN PAVARD

@FCBayernEN

Player rating: 8.72
Team score: Bayern 6–1 Mainz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Ivan Perisic assist Benjamin Pavard goal, Bayern vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Benjamin Pavard assist Ivan Perisic goal, Bayern vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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NORDI MUKIELE

@nordimukiele

Player rating: 8.21
Team score: Union Berlin 0–4 Leipzig
Individual highlights: 114 touches, 5 interceptions

MARTIN HINTEREGGER

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 8.33
Team score: Frankfurt 1–0 Hoffenheim
Individual highlights: 
1 goal, 6 tackles

MARCEL HALSTENBERG

@lepointfoot_

Player rating: 9.37
Team score: Union Berlin 0–Leipzig
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Marcel Sabitzer assist Marcel Halstenberg goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Marcel Halstenberg assist Marcel Sabitzer goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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MARCEL SABITZER

@futbol_x_minuto

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Union Berlin 0–4 Leipzig
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 assists

Marcel Sabitzer assist Marcel Halstenberg goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Marcel Halstenberg assist Marcel Sabitzer goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Marcel Sabitzer assist Timo Werner goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Marcel Sabitzer assist Christopher Nkunku goal, Union Berlin vs Leipzig, Bundesliga 2019/20
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ELLYES SKHIRI

@fckoeln

Player rating: 8.97
Team score: Freiburg 1–2 Cologne
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

NURI SAHIN

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 8.70
Team score: Bremen 3–2 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 5 key passes

Nuri Sahin assist Joshua Sargent goal, Bremen vs Augsburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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JADON SANCHO

@sanchooo10

Player rating: 8.60
Team score: Dortmund 5–1 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

There aren't many 19-year-olds with potential like Jadon Sancho.

At some point it'd no longer make sense for him to stay. We have to be honest and reassess the situation year by year."

—Hans-Joachim Watzke on trying to keep young talents like Jadon Sancho at Westfalenstadion

Axel Witsel assist Jadon Sancho goal, Dortmund vs Augsburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Jadon Sancho assist Paco Alcacer goal, Dortmund vs Augsburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

@rl9_fanpage__

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

"

Dortmund did build a large squad over the transfer window. Good for them.

But to me the title is won by quality, not quantity. That's where we have the edge.”

—Robert Lewandowski on the transfer policy of former club–cum–Bundesliga rival Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski penalty goal, Schalke vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Robert Lewandowski free kick goal, Schalke vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Kingsly Coman assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Schalke vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
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TIMO WERNER

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 9.80
Team score: Gladbach 1–3 Leipzig
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 3 dribbles

"

I wanted to be completely sure that I could take the next steps with Leipzig and now I'm certain.

Of course the contract negotiations had been going on for a really long time. I'm glad everything fell into place at last."

—Timo Werner on renewing his contract after Julian Nagelsmann's appointment with Leipzig

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