Julian Nagelsmann is one month younger than Lionel Messi and the youngest manager ever to make UEFA Champions League knockout stage; Joshua Kimmich is a world-class right back and the new midfield anchor Germany and Bayern never knew they needed; Thorgan Hazard might be Luigi between Hazard bros but the late bloomer could yet harvest more goals and assists than elder sibling Eden this year. The best stories, comments, and highlights from Bundesliga 2019/20 November highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Tomas Koubek (8.85, Paderborn vs Augsburg); Levin Oztunali (8.59, Hoffenheim vs Mainz), Kaan Ayhan (8.22, Duesseldorf vs Cologne), Tin Jedvaj (8.01, Cologne vs Augsburg), Filip Kostic (9.15, Frankfurt vs Bayern); Yussuf Poulsen (10.00, Leipzig vs Mainz), Joshua Kimmich (8.62, Duesseldorf vs Bayern), Thorgan Hazard (8.94, Dortmund vs Wolfsburg), Christopher Nkunku (10.00, Leipzig vs Mainz); Breel Embolo (9.98, Gladbach vs Freiburg), Timo Werner (10.00, Leipzig vs Mainz)

TOMAS KOUBEK

 
@FCA_World

Player rating: 8.85
Team score: Paderborn 0–1 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 4 total saves

LEVIN OZTUNALI

@1fsvmainz05

Player rating: 8.59
Team score: Hoffenheim 1–5 Mainz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 dribbles

KAAN AYHAN

@f95

Player rating: 8.22
Team score: Duesseldorf 2–0 Cologne
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 5 clearances

TIN JEDVAJ

@FCAugsburg

Player rating: 8.01
Team score: Cologne 1–1 Augsburg
Individual highlights: 8 clearances, 6 aerials won

FILIP KOSTIC

@SpheraSports

Player rating: 9.15
Team score: Frankfurt 5–1 Bayern
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Filip Kostic goal, Frankfurt vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Filip Kostic assist Martin Hinteregger goal, Frankfurt vs Bayern, Bundesliga 2019/20
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YUSSUF POULSEN

@dierotenbullen

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Leipzig 8–0 Mainz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Yussuf Poulsen assist Marcel Halstenberg goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Marcel Sabitzer shot on target Yussuf Poulsen goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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JOSHUA KIMMICH

sueddeutsche.de

Player rating: 8.62
Team score: Duesseldorf 0–4 Bayern
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 94% pass success

"

I always want to be involved with the play. In central midfield, I’m closer to my teammates and also have more contact with opponents than when I'm at right back.

I can influence the game much more from here."

—Joshua Kimmich on switching position for Germany and Bayern

THORGAN HAZARD

bundesliga.com

Player rating: 8.94
Team score: Dortmund 3–0 Wolfsburg
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

Eden Hazard is one of the best players worldwide. I'm just not as talented, I'm being totally honest.

I must work doubly hard to get to the level Eden would've gotten to much faster."

—Thorgan Hazard on comparisons with older brother Eden

Achraf Hakimi assist Thorgan Hazard goal, Dortmund vs Wolfsburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Thorgan Hazard assist Raphael Guerreiro goal, Dortmund vs Wolfsburg, Bundesliga 2019/20
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CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU

@c_nkunku

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Leipzig 8–0 Mainz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 assists

Christopher Nkunku assist Timo Werner goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Timo Werner assist Christopher Nkunku goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Christopher Nkunku assist Timo Werner goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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BREEL EMBOLO

@Bundesliga_En

Player rating: 9.98
Team score: Gladbach 4–2 Freiburg
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 1 assist

TIMO WERNER

dierotenbullen.com

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Leipzig 8–0 Mainz
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 3 assists

"

Being a football manager is about how you manage people. Take Timo Werner for example, you can't make him 20 or 30 percent better than he already was; what you can do is to try to raise an extra two or three percent.

For me, the key to achieving this is empathy."

—Julian Nagelsmann on his managing philosophy at Leipzig

Timo Werner assist Marcel Sabitzer goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Christopher Nkunku assist Timo Werner goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Timo Werner assist Christopher Nkunku goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Christopher Nkunku assist Timo Werner goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Timo Werner assist Nordi Mukiele goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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Lukas Klostermann assist Timo Werner goal, Leipzig vs Mainz, Bundesliga 2019/20
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