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Bundesliga Team of the Week:
Matchday 5

By Rune Gjerulff

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

Robert Lewandowski has scored nine Bundesliga goals in five games.
Robert Lewandowski has scored nine Bundesliga goals in five games.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Goalkeeper: Zack Steffen, Fortuna Düsseldorf (2)
Had another impressive game in goal for Fortuna Düsseldorf, making plenty of saves against Gladbach. Certainly couldn't be blamed for Fortuna's 1-2 loss.


Right-back: Stefan Lainer, Gladbach (2)
Never stopped running on the right-hand side and produced the assist for Gladbach's equaliser in their 2-1 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Centre-back: Kasim Adams, Fortuna Düsseldorf
Gave Fortuna Düsseldorf a dream start with an early goal. Put in a solid performance and always looked calm and confident.

Centre-back: Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
The RB Leipzig captain was a brick wall in defence against Werder and also scored his side's opener from a header.

Left-back: Bastian Oczipka, Schalke 04
Won 81 percent of his duels in Schalke's 2-1 win over Mainz and did well to contribute offensively as well.

Central midfielder: Axel Witsel, Borussia Dortmund (2)
Witsel did what he could to help Dortmund to a win against Frankfurt, racking up a goal and an assist in their 2-2 draw with Frankfurt.

Right midfielder: Javairo Dilrosun, Hertha BSC
The Dutch winger celebrated his first start of the season by scoring a wonderful solo goal and making an assist.

Offensive midfielder: Philippe Coutinho, Bayern München
Set up a goal and scored from the penalty spot to help Bayern to a 4-0 win over FC Köln. Also hit the woodwork with a free kick.

Left midfielder: Amine Harit, Schalke 04 (2)
Made an assist and scored a great solo goal as Schalke 04 beat Mainz 2-1.

Striker: Marcus Thuram, Gladbach
Turned the game around for Gladbach as he scored both goals in their 2-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf after he came on as a substitute in the second half.

Striker: Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München (3)
The Polish international has looked unstoppable this season so far. On Saturday, he scored twice in Bayern's 4-0 victory over FC Köln, taking his league goal tally for the season to nine.


Bundesliga 2019/20, Matchday 5 – results:
Schalke 04 - Mainz 05: 2-1
Bayer Leverkusen - Union Berlin: 2-0
Bayern München - FC Köln: 4-0
SC Freiburg - FC Augsburg: 1-1
Hertha BSC - SC Paderborn: 2-1
Werder Bremen - RB Leipzig: 0-3
Gladbach - Fortuna Düsseldorf: 2-1
Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Dortmund: 2-2
VfL Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim: 1-1

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