Bundesliga

Goal machine Meier still scoring on demand

Dubai - The Bundesliga may be on a hiatus due to German football’s annual winter break, but that hasn’t stopped top scorer Alexander Meier from continuing his sensational form in front of goal.

'A Bayern player will be top scorer'

The Eintracht Frankfurt legend, who notched

13 goals

in the

Hinrunde

to lead the scoring charts at the halfway mark, was on target in a friendly against Hamburger SV last week and bagged a brace in a 3-1 friendly win over Al Ain FC in Dubai at the weekend, emphasising that a four-week break from competitive action has done little to dampen the 32-year-old’s sharpness.

Meier also scored in last week’s 3-2 friendly defeat to Hamburger SV, but he has played down his chances of becoming the first Frankfurt player to win the top scorer award since Ghanaian legend Anthony Yeboah in 1993/94, despite leaving the likes of Bayern quartet Arjen Robben (ten goals), Robert Lewandowski (seven), Thomas Müller (seven) and Mario Götze (seven) trailing in his wake. “I still believe that a Bayern player will be top scorer at the end of the season,” he remarked after the

5-2 thrashing

of SV Werder Bremen back on Matchday 14. "It doesn’t matter who scores the goals for us."

New deal for Anderson

Thomas Schaaf’s men, who return home from their nine-day winter training camp in the sunshine of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, were given a further boost this week when influential defender

Bamba Anderson

signed a three-year contract extension with the club. “I really feel at home here and so does my family, which is important," said the Brazilian. “I get on very well with the coach and my team-mates and the last three and a half years have been very successful for me. I want that to continue." Frankfurt, currently ninth in the league table, resume their campaign with a trip to SC Freiburg on Matchday 18.