Munich - Every season brings with it a fresh crop of emerging prospects, eager to make their mark on Germany's top flight. A significant number of those to have done so thus far in 2013/14 are frontline specialists, reflecting the ongoing trend towards ever more attacking football in the Bundesliga.

Ahead of Matchday 13, bundesliga.com has put together the essentials for you on five young talents with a nose for goal, whose spectacular exploits at the sharp end of the action have put them firmly centre-stage over the opening months of the campaign.

VfB Stuttgart snapped up from CS Pandurii Targu Jiu last winter and the attacking midfielder has been in fantastic form this season for the club from the South West. As well as laying on six goals for teammates, Maxim has also scored four himself in the ten games he has been involved in.

That figure of six assists is second only to FC Bayern's Franck Ribery and Max Kruse of Mönchengladbach (seven apiece) in the Bundesliga, while the 23-year-old Romania international is also making a name for himself as a set-piece specialist: five of his corners have led to a goal, as have seven of his set-pieces all-told - league-leading stats in both categories.

Since signing from Kickers Offenbach at the start of the year, has featured in all but one of FC Augsburg's 29 Bundesliga matches. The 23-year-old has become a first-team fixture on the right side of midfield, missing only the final seven minutes against Dortmund on Matchday 1 so far this season.

A Matchday 11 brace against Mainz took Hahn to four goals for the season, three of which put Augsburg 1-0 in front. Nine of his 33 scoring attempts came in that same game, a Bundesliga season high. His total of 51 crosses to date is the second-best in the league and he has been involved in scoring attempts all-told. On 149.3 kilometres, Hahn is also the division's hardest-running player.

has started the last four games for VfL Wolfsburg, scoring three goals in that mini-run. In all, the 19-year-old prospect has found the target with six of his 22 attempts on goal in the Bundesliga.

Capable of playing across the line in an attacking midfield role, Arnold has latterly been operating down the middle, squeezing Brazilian playmaker Diego out wide. Against Hoffenheim last April, he simultaneously netted Wolfsburg's 800th Bundesliga goal and became the club's youngest top-flight scorer at 18 years and 321 days old. At 17 and a half, he was also their youngest-ever debutant in November 2011.

17-year-old took his bow as VfB Stuttgart's youngest Bundesliga debutant off the bench against Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 2. He marked his first start against 1899 Hoffenheim with two assists on Matchday 4.

A further two matchdays down the line, the Germany U-19 international became the youngest Stuttgart player to score in the Bundesliga when he hit the net against Eintracht Frankfurt - and, at 17 years, six months and 16 days, the third-youngest of any club, after FC Schalke 04's Julian Draxler. Two goals at SC Freiburg last time out also made him the youngest top-flight player ever to bag a brace.

's seven competitive games for Hamburger SV so far - six in the league and one in the DFB Cup - have yielded nine goals. He has only drawn a blank once, against Mönchengladbach, and is riding high in the Bundesliga scoring chart on eight.

Three goals inside the space of eight second-half minutes at 1. FC Nürnberg on Matchday 8 secured the Hertha Berlin loanee the fourth-quickest ever Bundesliga hat-trick and the fastest in an away game. Germany U-21 international Lasogga did not feature for Hertha in the opening few weeks of the season, after injuries had restricted him to just seven outings in the capital club's promotion-winning campaign in 2012/13.

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Take a closer look at Timo Werners astonishing exploits on Matchday 12, courtesy of official Bundesliga YouTube channel: