Timo Werner, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski or somebody else? The race to finish as top scorer looks set to be an intriguing one in 2019/20. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
Timo Werner, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski or somebody else? The race to finish as top scorer looks set to be an intriguing one in 2019/20. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
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Robert Lewandowski and the race to become the Bundesliga's top scorer

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won a fourth Torjägerkanone as the Bundesliga's top scorer last season, but Timo Werner of RB Leipzig is challenging him in the 2019/20 standings and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland is rapidly climbing the board.

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 23 (23 starts)
Goals: 25
Minutes per goal: 82

After becoming the first player in Bundesliga history to score a goal on each of the first 11 matchdays of a season; the first to find the net in 11 successive top-flight matches; and the first to reach 16 goals after 11 matchdays, the streak came to an end in Bayern's 4-0 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf.  Lewandowski became the first player since Gerd Müller to score 25 goals in 23 games with a brace in the 3-2 win over Paderborn on Matchday 23.

Watch: All of Lewandowski's 2019/20 Hinrunde goals

Timo Werner

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 23
Games: 25 (24 starts)
Goals: 21
Minutes per goal: 98

Werner ended a four-match drought in the Bundesliga with the second goal as Leipzig thrashed Schalke 5-0 in Gelsenkirchen, that meant the striker has now matched his career-best tally in the top flight. He drew a Matchday 24 blank in the 1-1 draw with Leverkusen, however.

Timo Werner had never bagged a hat-trick before this season; he now has two. - Kirchner-Media/Neundorf via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Kirchner-Media

Jadon Sancho

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 19
Games: 23 (21 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 129

Jadon Sancho became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 25 goals, when he netted his 12th of the current season in Dortmund's 5-0 win over Union Berlin on Matchday 20. He reached a career-best 13 with his strike in BVB's 4-0 drubbing of Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 22 and made it 14 for the season with the only goal of the game against Freiburg on Matchday 24.

Jadon Sancho continues to be a key figure in Dortmund‘s attack this season. - Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Robin Quaison

Club: Mainz
Age: 26
Games: 24 (23 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 166

Quaison scored seven goals in 28 appearances last season; his hat-trick against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 21 saw him break double digits in 2019/20. It was the second time this season the Swedish international has scored three times in a single game having done so previously against Werder Bremen. He was also back in the goals in the 2-0 win over Paderborn on Matchday 24.

Mainz forward Robin Quaison had never scored a career hat-trick before this season, now he has two. - foto2press/Oliver Baumgart via www.imago-images.de/imago images/foto2press

Serge Gnabry

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 24
Games: 23 (19 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 147

Bayern's top scorer this season not named Lewandowski made sure he reached double figures for the fourth consecutive year with the opening goal in the 3-2 win over Paderborn on Matchday 23 and another deadlock-breaker against Hoffenheim on Matchday 24.

Serge Gnabry has scored 10 or more goals in each of his first four seasons in the Bundesliga. - imago

Rouwen Hennings

Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Age: 32
Games: 24 (22 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 181

Hennings is eight without a goal since equalling the Fortuna club record for most goals in the first half of a campaign (Klaus Allofs, 11 goals, 1978/79).

Rouwen Hennings is on a personal-best 11 Bundesliga goals so far this season. - imago images/Jan Huebner

Florian Niederlechner

Club: Augsburg
Age: 29
Games: 25 (25 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 198

Niederlechner is Augsburg's top scorer and assist provider this season, while he matched his personal best single-season haul - from his Freiburg days - with a goal in Augsburg's 2-1 win over Werder Bremen on Matchday 20. He has not scored since, but had an effort ruled out for offside in the 2-0 defeat to Bayern on Matchday 25.

Florian Niederlechner has put a sizeable gap between Augsburg and the relegation zone. - imago images/Sven Simon

Marco Reus

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 30
Games: 19 (18 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 136

The Dortmund captain scored his first goal of 2020, and 10th of the captain, in his side's thrilling 5-1 win over Cologne on Matchday 19, before converting from the penalty spot in their 5-0 win over Union Berlin a week later.

Captain Marco Reus has been among the goals for Borussia Dortmund. - Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 27
Games: 24 (22 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 185

The Dutchman ended a seven-game goal drought on Matchday 22 by smashing a hat-trick past Hoffenheim to take his tally up to 10 for the season, and sealed a dramatic turnaround with the Wolves' late second as they came from two goals down to grab a point at Union on Matchday 24.

Wout Weghorst is once again Wolfsburg’s danger-man-in-chief this season. - imago

Sebastian Andersson

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 28
Games: 25 (24 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 190

The Swedish striker ended a lengthy goal drought on Matchday 23 by scoring the opener in Union's 2-0 triumph away to Eintracht Frankfurt and he moved to double figures the following week as Die Eisernen drew 2-2 with Wolfsburg, following that up with another goal on Matchday 25, albeit just a consolation in his side's 3-1 defeat at Freiburg.

Sebastian Andersson has been leading Union Berlin’s survival bid this season. - Revierfoto via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Revierfoto

Jhon Cordoba

Club: Cologne
Age: 26
Games: 21 (15 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 140

The Cologne talisman hit his eighth and ninth goals of the season in the Billy Goats' 5-0 decimation of Hertha Berlin on Matchday 23, making 2019/20 already the best Bundesliga campaign of his career. He then moved to double figures with the second goal of Cologne's 3-0 win over Schalke on Matchday 24.

Jhon Cordoba is enjoying the best Bundesliga season of his career. - Herbert Bucco via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Herbert Bucco

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 19
Games: 8 (5 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 57

The Norwegian teenager simply cannot stop scoring and brought up his 40th goal of the season - spells at Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund combined - with his effort in the 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Matchday 23. That was his ninth league goal for BVB in just his sixth appearance.

Erling Haaland has been sensational since joining Borussia Dortmund. - Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Kevin Volland

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 27
Games: 22 (21 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 202

The Leverkusen forward ended a two-game goal drought on Matchday 21, netting a brace to help his side to a gripping 4-3 victory at home to Dortmund. He is expected to miss the rest of the season, however, having picked up a tear in his left ankle.

Kevin Volland is Bayer Leverkusen’s top scorer in 2019/20. - Mika Volkmann via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Mika Volkmann

Alassane Plea and Philippe Coutinho are two of four players on eight goals.

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