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Bundesliga: Pierre Aubameyang leads BVB past Ingolstadt; Cologne's Anthony Modeste leads scoring charts

Modeste`s stellar season continued with some clinical finishing as he needed just under 30 minutes to wrap up his hat-trick in Saturday`s 4-2 home win over Hertha Berlin, which left Cologne sixth in the table.

Bundesliga: Pierre Aubameyang leads BVB past Ingolstadt; Cologne's Anthony Modeste leads scoring charts

Berlin: Anthony Modeste hit a hat-trick on Saturday to eclipse Robert Lewandowski in the battle to be top-scorer in the Bundesliga this season -- then left his future open.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the way for the most German league goals with 23 in as many games after netting Borussia Dortmund`s winner in Friday`s lacklustre 1-0 victory over second-from-bottom Ingolstadt.

Cologne`s Modeste moved up to second in the scoring table with 22 goals in 25 games, leaving Lewandowski -- who netted 30 times to finish as last season`s top scorer -- just behind with 21 goals.

Modeste`s stellar season continued with some clinical finishing as he needed just under 30 minutes to wrap up his hat-trick in Saturday`s 4-2 home win over Hertha Berlin, which left Cologne sixth in the table.

The 28-year-old Frenchman has a contract in Cologne until 2021, but his goals are sure to have attracted Europe`s top clubs.

"We played well and I congratulate the whole team -- without them I wouldn`t have scored 22 goals," he said.

But when asked about his future in Cologne, Modeste replied: "I`m not thinking about next season, just our next game against Hamburg.

"I`m happy here, we`ll see what happens at the end of the season."

Despite his goal haul, Modeste has yet to be called up by France coach Didier Deschamps.

"That doesn`t matter. I am happy and have showed today how good I am, that`s what matters," he said.

Japan striker Yuya Osako, who gave Cologne an early lead, set up Modeste for his first goal on 35 minutes.

The Frenchman`s second followed two minutes later with some superb finishing to make it 3-0 to the hosts.

Hertha`s top scorer Vedad Ibisevic pulled a goal back when he converted a penalty, but Modeste finished off a superb Cologne counter on 63 minutes.

Lewandowski, who has scored 33 goals in all competitions for Bayern this season, can add to his league tally against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Sunday`s key clash.

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