Summary

  • Meier and Lewandowski have shared the last three top-scorer gongs between them.
  • Meier has three, Lewandowski five this season.
  • Frankfurt host Bayern on Saturday.

The Bundesliga is set for a scintillating striker showdown on Matchday 7 with Eintracht Frankfurt's 'Football God' Alexander Meier facing FC Bayern München goal machine Robert Lewandowski.

These in-form forwards have dominated Germany's top-flight goalscoring charts over the past three seasons. Lewandowski became the first non-German player to lift the Torjägerkanone with different teams either side of Meier's top-scoring exploits in 2014/15. And both have started the current campaign as goal-hungry as ever, the Polish international racking up five goals in six Bundesliga games to date, with Meier registering three.

Meier has been one of the most prolific players in recent Bundesliga seasons.

So central to the Eagles' set-up, Meier is referred to as 'Fußballgott' by Frankfurt fans used to seeing the 33-year-old hit the target in vital games. Now in his 13th season at the Commerzbank-Arena, the former FC St. Pauli and Hamburger SV forward signed a two-year contract extension during the summer and has celebrated by scoring in every home game this term. Indeed, the Eintracht captain's home form is so good, he has scored 13 goals from 32 shots since the start of last season.

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Meier denied Lewandowski and Arjen Robben a share of the Torjägerkanone in 2015, the Eintracht striker's 19 goals proving best despite an injury-curtailed season. However, that setback merely spurred 'Lewy' on to regain the crown he previously won with Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old managed 30 Bundesliga goals during Bayern's title-winning run last season and appears determined to maintain that impressive rate having registered 32 shots on goal already this term, more than any other player.

Lewandowski reached 50 Bayern goals quicker than anybody else in the club's history.

Despite the duo's deadly digits, they are both determined to improve. Lewandowski may have reached 50 goals in a Bundesliga-record 64 games, yet he has spurned five of what have been measured as seven gilt-edged opportunities so far this season. Meier's away form, meanwhile, does not match that of his home exploits, with a return of two goals from 30 attempts at the target. Yet with two of the Bundesliga's living legends about to lead their in-form teams into battle, a mouth-watering prospect awaits by the River Main.