Summary

  • Lewandowski beat Aubemeyang to the Torjägerkanone by five goals last season.
  • No Bayern player has reached 50 goals quicker than Lewandowski.
  • Aubemayang the Bundesliga's top-scoring African in a single season.

The 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign has kicked off just as the previous one ended, with last term's top scorers Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting off to flying, goalscoring, starts on Matchday 1.

bundesliga.com takes a closer look at some key facts about the FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund dangermen, who are already on three and two goals respectively…

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Goal machine: Lewandowski has scored 124 times in 195 Bundesliga games so far, which equates to a goal every 122 minutes. Aubameyang has on average taken slightly longer, with his 56 goals in 97 games meaning he has needed 129 minutes per Bundesliga goal. Amongst players who have featured 25 times or more in Germany's top flight, these are the third and seventh-best records respectively.

Watch: Lewandowski's three-goal salvo as Bayern beat Bremen 6-0:

Clinical: Aubameyang tends to open the scoring more often than Lewandowski, with 30.3 percent of his strikes making it 1-0 to BVB, compared to 25.8 percent of Lewandowski's for the Bavarians. The Gabon striker also requires fewer attempts per goal, with 5.1 shots ending in the opposition net compared to 5.6 of Lewandowski's. In addition, Auba has converted 60.6 percent of his chances in the Bundesliga, with Lewy finishing off 54.3 percent of his opportunities.

Pizarro's heels: Lewandowski is the third-highest foreign-born goalscorer in Bundesliga history, behind Claudio Pizarro (190) and Giovane Elber (133). Considering only the six years since he arrived in the Bundesliga from KKS Lech Poznan in 2010, Lewandowski has scored more goals than any other player (124). He is 27th in the all-time Bundesliga goalscoring charts.

Müller in sight: Lewandowski has scored at least 17 goals in each of the last five seasons. Only Gerd Müller, Jupp Heynckes and Klaus Fischer have managed this before him. In the opening day 6-0 destruction of SV Werder Bremen, the Pole scored his 48th, 49th and 50th goals for Bayern, taking only 64 games to reach the landmark. No player has reached that landmark quicker, with Der Bomber Müller needing 83 games to score his first 50 goals.

Watch: Aubameyang bags a brace as Dortmund beat Mainz:

Level with Auba: This season is the first time Lewandowski has scored more than one goal on the opening matchday. His 12 shots on goal were by far the most in that game, and also his most in any match ever. The victory at the Allianz Arena means that Lewy has won against Bremen on the opening day twice - once with Dortmund and once with Bayern. The last player to score an opening-day hat-trick, meanwhile? Aubemayang, who scored three for BVB against FC Augsburg in the 2013/14 season.

Record African: Aubameyang finished the 2015/16 season with 25 goals, five fewer than Lewandowski. In so doing, Auba became the top scoring African in Bundesliga history, as well the top scoring foreign-born player to represent Dortmund. BVB's previous holder of that record? Lewandowski, who scored 24 goals in 2012/13.

Head-start: Aubameyang's 25-goal haul would have been enough to see him win the Torjägerkanone in 31 of the previous 52 Bundesliga seasons to date. He scored in each of the first eight games of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign, becoming the first player in history to do so. He was once again successful on Matchday 1 this season, scoring a brace against 1. FSV Mainz, while his four shots on goal were only bettered by team-mate Andre Schürrle.

Opening-day predator: Aubameyang has found the target on the opening day in three of his four Bundesliga seasons to date. All told, the 27-year-old has plundered six Matchday 1 goals, making it his most prolific game week to date.