Wonderkid Kai is the Veritas.

A Havertz University undergrad earmarked for success, one sojourning magician from Coutinhogwarts College, and a street fighter off School of Hakimi Knocks walk onto the pitch. The best stories, comments, and highlights from Bundesliga 2019/20 September highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Yann Sommer (8.47, Cologne vs Gladbach); Achraf Hakimi (8.23, Dortmund vs Leverkusen), Salif Sane (8.05, Paderborn vs Schalke), Dedryck Boyata (9.01, Cologne vs Hertha), Christian Gunter (8.30, Hoffenheim vs Freiburg); Kai Havertz (8.44, Augsburg vs Leverkusen), Joshua Kimmich (8.65, Bayern vs Cologne), Philippe Coutinho (9.77, Bayern vs Cologne), Amine Harit (9.89, Paderborn vs Schalke); Robert Lewandowski (8.99, Bayern vs Cologne), Alassane Plea (9.04, Hoffenheim vs Gladbach)

YANN SOMMER

@borussia

Player rating: 8.47
Team score: Cologne 0–1 Gladbach
Individual highlights: 7 saves, 1 claim

ACHRAF HAKIMI​

@achrafhakimi

Player rating: 8.23
Team score: Dortmund 4–0 Leverkusen
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 2 key passes

"

Sometimes you have to take a detour to get to where you want to be.

I've kicked on at Dortmund. The confidence gained from playing week in week out is empowering me to express myself and play with freedom. I'm now a different Achraf."

—Achraf Hakimi on leaving Real Madrid to pursue regular football

Achraf Hakimi assist Paco Alcacer goal, Dortmund vs Leverkusen, Bundesliga 2019/20
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SALIF SANE

@s04_es

Player rating: 8.05
Team score: Paderborn 1–5 Schalke
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 aerials won

DEDRYCK BOYATA

@dedryck.boyata

Player rating: 9.01
Team score: Cologne 0–4 Hertha
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 10 clearances

CHRISTIAN GUNTER

@scfreiburg

Player rating: 8.30
Team score: Hoffenheim 0–3 Freiburg
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Dominique Heintz assist Christian Gunter goal, Hoffenheim vs Freiburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Christian Gunter assist Nils Petersen goal, Hoffenheim vs Freiburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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KAI HAVERTZ

@bayer04fussball

Player rating: 8.44
Team score: Augsburg 0–3 Leverkusen
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

Kai Havertz is a player who combines excellent physical qualities with great technical skills. At the moment Leverkusen use him mainly as an attacking midfielder behind the central forward or as a winger, but I see him as a complete player who could also excel deeper in midfield.

He's born in 1999, with those qualities and his personality it makes you believe he'll become one of the most important players in Europe.”

—Maurizio Sarri on setting sight and high hopes for Kai Havertz

JOSHUA KIMMICH

@jokinmidfield

Player rating: 8.65
Team score: Bayern 4–0 Cologne
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 4 key passes

Joshua Kimmich assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Joshua Kimmich assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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PHILIPPE COUTINHO

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 9.77
Team score: Bayern 4–0 Cologne
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

You move to a different country, you leave a place that’s familiar to you, sometimes you don’t perform to expectations.

People will be talking about you a lot. You have to stay mentally strong and that’s not easy—I count myself lucky to have a supportive family to get through those trying times—it would’ve been impossible if I'd been alone.”

—Philippe Coutinho on surviving the difficult periods in his career

Philippe Coutinho penalty goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Philippe Coutinho assist Ivan Perisic goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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AMINE HARIT

@s04

Player rating: 9.89
Team score: Paderborn 1–5 Schalke​
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 7 dribbles

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

@bundesliga_en

Player rating: 8.99
Team score: Bayern 4–0 Cologne
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 4 shots

Joshua Kimmich assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Joshua Kimmich assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Bayern vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
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ALASSANE PLEA

@borussia

Player rating: 9.04
Team score: Hoffenheim 0–3 Gladbach
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

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