The strikers have been in prolific form this year, with the FCB Guy impressed with the participation of both. Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has heaped praise onto RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for his goal-scoring exploits with the East German side.

Assessing his Germany international team-mate with Robert Lewandowski, the prolific Bayern No.9, he has argued that what his compatriot has achieved is every bit as impressive, even though he has not been as prolific.

Lewandowski leads the way in terms of finding the goal from the Bundesliga with 22 goals from 20 starts this season, striking at a rate of one goal every 81 minutes.

Werner, meanwhile, is two goals further back, with 20 goals from 20 starts and a hit, normally, every 85 minutes he’s on the field.

Kimmich is in awe of both figures.

“The numbers are very impressive for both players,” the 24-year-old explained after the 4-3 DFB Pokal encounter against Hoffenheim in midweek.

“I’m very happy for Timo. He scored 18 goals in the first half of this season. That shouldn’t be sniffed at and scoring so many goals in Leipzig is a completely different issue to doing so at Bayern Munich.”

Leipzig, meanwhile, have been winter champions in Germany, having excelled at the beginning of the season, in part because of the prolific form of Werner.

Since the winter break, however, they’ve seen their benefit overhauled by FCB, who hold a one-point border at the summit of the standings.

Truly, Leipzig have failed to win any of the last three games in all competitions, defeated at the league and cup by Eintracht Frankfurt, while they were held in league action against Borussia Monchengladbach final weekend.

On Sunday, Bayern and Leipzig will do battle at the Allianz Arena in what promises to be a pivotal game in the race for the Bundesliga title, with the home side approaching that game on a six-match winning streak in the league.

Bayern are undefeated in their last four games against Leipzig, including a 1-1 draw earlier this year in which Lewandowski gave FCB an early lead only for Emil Forsberg to cancel that out.

Werner will be hoping to make his mark on this game, having scored three times previously against the Bavarian side.