The 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign has been set alight by two men thus far. One Polish, the other Gabonese. One plays in burning red, the other in brilliant yellow. Both have a goalscoring flame in their bellies which will not be put out.
Simply put, Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot stop scoring. The two men currently top the Bundesliga scoring charts and with 13 goals each, they have fired FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund into first and second place respectively.
Aubameyang, too, has had his record-breaking boots on. He is now the only Dortmund player to have scored 13 goals in the opening ten games of the season, and his eight game scoring run from the first Matchday was also an unprecedented series. For his part, the Gabonese is mainly focused on keeping up with Lewandowski rather than catching Gerd Müller. “Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world at the moment. I'm trying to do better than him, but I can only try”, he said after scoring a hat-trick against FC Augsburg on Matchday 10.
His modesty aside, Aubameyang must surely rank alongside Lewandowski as one of the best goalscorers in world football – in terms of current form at least. If either of them are able to break Müller's record, it is fair to assume they will also go down among the best in Bundesliga history.