Ahead of the first Bundesliga Klassiker of the season, bundesliga.com is giving you the chance to vote for your Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund dream team. All 11 positions are up for grabs, and it's your votes that will determine the final combined Bayern-Dortmund XI, which we will present to you ahead of Saturday's big match. Here are the four candidates for the striker position: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Robert Lewandowski, Alexander Isak and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt. Cast your votes in the poll below!
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On the verge of becoming the Bundesliga’s highest scoring African player of all time, Aubameyang has been finding the back of the net since the very moment he arrived in Dortmund from Saint-Etienne. In fact, he found it three times on his Bundesliga debut against Augsburg and has not looked back since. Over 130 goals in 200 appearances for BVB, the Gabon captain has been the club’s top scorer for the last three seasons, and last year pipped his rival Lewandowski to the Bundesliga’s Torjägerkanone with 31 goals – only the second non-German to break the 30-goal barrier – and already has ten in ten this term. His performances have been recognised internationally as he was awarded the 2015 African Footballer of the Year, as well as finishing runner-up twice. The league’s top scorer and the match-winning goal in the 2017 DFB Cup final must make him a favourite for the title again this year.
Watch: All of Aubameyang's goals in 2016/17
One man who has crossed the divide from Dortmund to Bayern, it is almost impossible to switch off the Polish goalscoring machine. Lewy netted 103 times in 187 appearances for BVB but has been even more prolific since moving to Munich in 2014. Over 120 goals in 160 games for Bayern, Lewandowski has been collecting trophies and accolades like they’re going out of fashion. Five Bundesliga titles have accompanied two top scorer crowns, including a 30-goal haul in 2015/16 to become the first non-German to reach that mark in a Bundesliga season. He has been named Polish Footballer of the Year for the last six years in a row, had a street named after him, has four world records in the Bundesliga (with 3 coming from his five-goal haul as a substitute against Wolfsburg) and four for Poland – including the record for most goals in UEFA European Championship qualification (13) and European FIFA World Cup qualification (16).
Watch: All of Lewandowski's goals in 2016/17
Signing for Dortmund from Solna in January 2017, Isak arrived in the Bundesliga with a large reputation despite being just 17 years of age. Known as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his homeland, he became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer with a strike against Slovakia in February. Featuring mainly for the Borussia reserves so far, Isak found his chance in the first team for the recent DFB Cup match at Magdeburg and took it with both hands to provide a goal and an assist as the defending champions progressed to set up a last-16 Klassiker at Bayern.
Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
Hamburg-born Wriedt has had a long journey to the first team of the record German champions. Turning out for St Pauli, Osnabrück and Lüneburger Hansa, the 23-year-old joined the Bayern reserves at the start of the season and immediately impressed with nine goals in 12 appearances. Those performances were enough to catch the eye of new coach Jupp Heynckes, who immediately included him in his first matchday squad against Freiburg. Wriedt has featured in every domestic squad since then and made his first-team debut for the Bavarians as an extra-time substitute in the penalty shootout victory over RB Leipzig in the DFB Cup.