No midfielder: __________; Thiago Alcantara: World class No 6, No 8, and No 10 in one. No centre-back: __________; Mats Hummels: Sprays 60 yards passes like they were three. No winger (or any player in the top 5 leagues in fact): __________; Jadon Sancho: Goals and assists double-double with just 16 Bundesliga games played. The best stories, comments, and highlights from Bundesliga 2019/20 January highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Rafal Gikiewicz (8.97, Union Berlin vs Augsburg); Lars Bender (8.44, Leverkusen vs Duesseldorf), Mats Hummels (8.77, Dortmund vs Cologne), Neven Subotic (8.40, Union Berlin vs Augsburg), Alphonso Davies (8.74, Bayern vs Schalke); Jadon Sancho (9.02, Augsburg vs Dortmund), Julian Brandt (8.69, Augsburg vs Dortmund), Thiago Alcantara (9.67, Hertha vs Bayern), Ivan Perisic (10.00, Hertha vs Bayern); Jhon Cordoba (9.56, Cologne vs Wolfsburg), Alassane Plea (9.45, Gladbach vs Mainz)

RAFAL GIKIEWICZ

sport.tvp.pl

Player rating: 8.97
Team score: Union Berlin 2–0 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 7 total saves

LARS BENDER

bayer04.de

Player rating: 8.44
Team score: Leverkusen 3–0 Duesseldorf
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 tackles

MATS HUMMELS

bvbbuzz.com

Player rating: 8.77
Team score: Dortmund 5–1 Cologne
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 6 aerials won

"

That incident with Joachim Low was a real blow to the head. I'd still put on my Germany jersey if given the chance to, but I try not to think about it.

If it comes, it comes."

—Mats Hummels on playing his way to international recall

Mats Hummels assist Marco Reus goal, Dortmund vs Cologne, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com

NEVEN SUBOTIC

bundesliga.com

Player rating: 8.40
Team score: Union Berlin 2–0 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 tackles

ALPHONSO DAVIES

@alphonsodaviess

Player rating: 8.74
Team score: Bayern 5–0 Schalke
Individual highlights: 5 dribbles, 122 touches

JADON SANCHO

@sanchooo10

Player rating: 9.02
Team score: Augsburg 3– 5 Dortmund
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

I grew up playing football in cages. There were no rules. You're allowed to do anything. I perfected all my freestyle moves finding different ways to nutmeg people in the confined spaces.

Some people say I play like Brazilian and I get it. English players don’t typically play like I do."

—Jadon Sancho on where he mastered his football

Jadon Sancho assist Erling Haaland goal, Augsburg vs Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com
Mats Hummels assist Jadon Sancho goal, Augsburg vs Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com

JULIAN BRANDT

@julianbrandt.support

Player rating: 8.69
Team score: Augsburg 3–5 Dortmund
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 dribbles

Thorgan Hazard assist Julian Brandt goal, Augsburg vs Dortmund, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com

THIAGO ALCANTARA

miasanrot.com

Player rating: 9.67
Team score: Hertha 0–4 Bayern
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 123 touches

"

To execute a successful play you need to have the idea thought out before your first touch.

You are allowed minus one second, that is, no time at all. Orientation is key: Know where you are, know where your teammates are, know where your opponents are."

—Thiago Alcantara on one law to rule them all

Serge Gnabry assist Philippe Coutinho goal, Bayern vs Bremen, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com

IVAN PERISIC

@FCBayernEN

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Hertha 0–4 Bayern
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Ivan Perisic assist Thomas Muller goal, Hertha vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com
Thomas Muller assist Ivan Perisic goal, Hertha vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
goal.sports.163.com

JHON CORDOBA

@19effzeh48.cgn

Player rating: 9.56
Team score: Cologne 3–1 Wolfsburg
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 8 aerials won

ALASSANE PLEA

foxsports.it

Player rating: 9.45
Team score: Gladbach 3–1 Mainz
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 5 shots

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