Winner: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
Aubameyang’s scintillating league form in 2016/17 showed no sign of abating in March, as the Gabon international netted four goals in just three appearances to help Dortmund cut the gap to second-place RB Leipzig to just three points.
The 27-year-old followed up his brace in the 3-0 win at Freiburg with another double in the resounding 6-2 home victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 24. He was also on target in the 2-1 loss at Hertha, before scoring the only goal of the game in BVB’s win over Ingolstadt last time out, taking his total tally for the season to 23.
Watch: Aubameyang shone as Dortmund smashed Leverkusen for six:
- Only candidate to score in every league match in March.
- Registered four goals in three league games, taking his total tally to 23 for the season.
- Scored the all-important goal in Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Ingolstadt.
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Lewandowski brought up his 100th goal in all competitions for Bayern during their comfortable 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 24. The Poland captain scored either side of half-time as the record champions continued their inexorable march towards a fifth straight league title.
Lewandowski has now hit the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in seven Bundesliga seasons, and looks set to battle it out with Aubameyang and Modeste for his third top scorers' crown. He also grabbed a goal in Bayern's 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League, as the five-time European champions stormed into the quarter-finals – where they will meet holders Real Madrid.
Watch: Relive Lewandowski's brace against Frankfurt
- Scored a brace in Bayern’s 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 24.
- Lewandowski’s second at the Allianz Arena was his 100th competitive goal for the Bavarians.
- Aiming to break the 30-goal barrier in the Bundesliga for a second consecutive season.
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
Müller has become more of a provider than a goalscorer under Carlo Ancelotti, but the German international showed that he hasn't lost his poacher's instincts after grabbing the only goal in the Matchday 25 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Earlier in the month, Müller teed up Juan Bernat for Bayern's second goal against Cologne, and Lewandowski for the opener against Frankfurt. That took him to a league-leading 11 assists for the campaign, highlighting the fact that even if he isn't racking up goals like he did last term, the 27-year-old remains a vital cog in the well-oiled Bayern machine.
Watch: Relive Müller's match-winner against Gladbach:
- Scored one and set up a further two league goals in March.
- Netted the only goal of the game in Bayern’s 1-0 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 25.
- Played every minute of Bayern’s three league matches this month.
Anthony Modeste (Cologne)
There has been nothing modest about the Frenchman's achievements in March, with five goals in three outings helping to get Cologne back on track in the hunt for Europe. Modeste twice gave the Billy Goats the lead against Ingolstadt on Matchday 24, but they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Undeterred, the 28-year-old went one better against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 25, plundering his second Bundesliga hat-trick of the season in a 4-2 win. With a staggering 60 per cent of his side's goals, Modeste is keeping pace with Aubameyang and Lewandowski at the top of the scoring charts.
Watch: Check out the Modeste show against Hertha:
- Scored a hat-trick in Cologne’s 4-2 victory over Hertha in the Billy Goats’ last league game.
- Only Aubameyang has scored more league goals this season than Modeste.
- Fourteen of Modeste’s 22 league goals have come at home. No other Bundesliga player has scored more on home soil this season.