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Bundesliga Team of the Week: Matchday 2

By Rune Gjerulff

Here's our Team of the Week for the second matchday of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick against Schalke 04.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick against Schalke 04.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Goalkeeper: Koen Casteels, Wolfsburg
Made a string of great saves to help Wolfsburg to a clean sheet in their 3-0 win over Hertha BSC.


Right-back: Stefan Lainer, Gladbach
Lainer has looked hugely impressive following his summer move from Red Bull Salzburg. On Saturday, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in Gladbach's 3-1 victory over Mainz.

Centre-back: Ermin Bicakcic, Hoffenheim
Won 76 percent of his duels and scored with a thumping header in Hoffenheim's 3-2 win over Werder.

Centre-back: Niklas Süle, Bayern München
Put in a rock solid performance against Schalke 04. The centre-back was a huge physical presence, positioned himself very well and also did well with the ball at his feet.

Left-back: Achraf Hakimi, Dortmund
Made a huge difference for Borussia Dortmund as he came on to score the match-winning goal in BVB's 3-1 win over Köln.

Right midfielder: Jadon Sancho, Dortmund
The English wonderkid was kept relatively quiet in the first half against Köln, but shined after the break, scoring and making an assist.


Central midfielder: Charles Aranguiz, Leverkusen
The Chilean international dominated the middle of the park and scored a great goal to help Leverkusen to a 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Central midfielder: Dennis Geiger, Hoffenheim
Geiger combined well with midfield partner Sebastian Rudy and assisted two goals from set pieces.

Left midfielder: Kingsley Coman, Bayern München
The quick winger won a penalty and set up a goal in Bayern's 3-0 win over Schalke 04.

Striker: Alassane Plea, Gladbach
Plea was involved in all of Gladbach's goals in their 3-1 win over Mainz, scoring once and making two assists.

Striker: Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München (2)
The Polish hitman continued his strong start to the season with a hat-trick aginst Schalke 04.


Bundesliga 2019/20, Matchday 2 – results:
FC Köln - Borussia Dortmund: 1-3
Paderborn - Freiburg: 1-3
Mainz 05 - Gladbach: 1-3
Hoffenheim - Werder Bremen: 3-2
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Bayer Leverkusen: 1-3
Augsburg - Union Berlin: 1-1
Schalke 04 - Bayern München: 0-3
RB Leipzig - Eintracht Frankfurt: 2-1
Hertha BSC - VfL Wolfsburg: 0-3


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