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Lewy v Auba: Super strikers go head-to-head

Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich is also a clash between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski. The top two on the Bundesliga scoring chart have scored 45 goals between them, a total last matched 42 years ago when Gerd Müller and Jupp Heynckes posted the same combined total at this stage of the campaign. The two legends of the game ended the season on 30 goals apiece.

“They’re both top strikers,” Pep Guardiola declared at Friday’s press conference at the Säbener Strasse, “it’s incredible what Lewy’s done so far. Exceptional! I hope he keeps it up.” However, Aubameyang is just one behind 23-goal Lewandowski and is also in prolific form. “He’s very quick and hard to control in one-on-ones,” Guardiola noted.

Lewandowski is currently fielding repeated questions about Gerd Müller’s all-time Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season. “I’m personally curious about how many it’ll be by the end,” the Polish sharpshooter said, although he feels Der Bomber’s astonishing total is not a realistic target. For the man nicknamed Lewy, all that matters is scoring again in Dortmund on Saturday…

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