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The 23-year-old hot on the heels of Muller and Lewandowski

Pin Haller is the second highest goal scorer in the German cup. EFE
Haller is the second highest goal scorer in the German cup. EFE

The 23-year-old hot on the heels of Muller and Lewandowski

Joe Morphet by Joe Morphet @besoccer_com - 0 3,415

Sebastian Haller has scored four goals in the DFB Pokal cup, equalling Thomas Muller and only bested by Robert Lewandowski, who has bagged five.

The 23-year-old forward arrived in the Bundesliga last year, after two and a half seasons in the Dutch league. He scored 51 goals in the league, at FC Utrecht, before securing a move to Germany.

Eintracht Frankfurt were the team to snap him up, and he has hit the ground running in Germany, scoring 12 goals in all competitions, and helping his side to the semi-final of the German cup (DFB Pokal), where they face Schalke on Wednesday. 

Surprisingly, the forward has bagged four of his 12 goals in the cup competition, notching in all but one of the three cup games he has featured in, as well as providing three assists. This puts him second only to the unstoppable Robert Lewandowski when it comes to goals in the DFB Pokal. Lewandowski's Bayern Munich are the team that Frankfurt will face if they make it to the final of the tournament, after Jupp Heynckes' side thrashed Bayer Leverkeusen (2-6).

Nurtured in Auxerre's youth teams, Haller made his debut for the French side in the 2012/13 season, and has played for France's U17s, U19s, and U21s sides, where he has scored at least a goal every three games, however he has not yet been called up to the senior national side.

He now dreams of levelling with Lewandowski when he faces Schalke, and maybe even being the man to topple the Bavarian giants of Munich, if Frankfurt can make it to the final. Sebastian Haller is a man to watch. 

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