Dortmund's Achraf Hakimi wins second Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award

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The Real Madrid loanee is having a memorable campaign in the Bundesliga with crucial displays that put his team at the summit of the table

Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi has been awarded the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for the second time in the 2018-19 season.

The Morocco international saw off competition from Fortuna Dusseldorf midfielder Dodi Lukebakio and Mainz 05 forward Jean-Philippe Mateta to win the accolade.

November's triumph makes Hakimi a strong contender for the Rookie of the Year award at the end of the season, having won the prize in October as well.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed an impressive start to life in Germany since he arrived from the Santiago Bernabeu in a two-year loan deal in July.

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Hakimi has become a key member of Lucien Favre's team this season and has proved his versatility with fine performances as a right-back and left-back for Bundesliga leaders.

Aside from his defensive work, the youngster has been efficient in the attack with three assists and a goal in 10 games in the German top-flight.

Hakimi will hope to help the Black and Yellows finish their Group A outings on a good note as they take on Monaco in Tuesday's Champions League clash having secured their spot in the knock-out round.

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