Timo Werner, Paco Alcacer, Robert Lewandowski or somebody else? The race to finish as top scorer looks set to be an intriguing one in 2019/20. - © DFL
Timo Werner, Paco Alcacer, Robert Lewandowski or somebody else? The race to finish as top scorer looks set to be an intriguing one in 2019/20. - © DFL
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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 - can anyone stop him making it five in 2019/20?

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 11 (11 starts)
Goals: 16
Minutes per goal: 60

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Robert Lewandowski scoring goals. Last season's top scorer has made an outrageous start to the campaign even by his own world-class standards. The Pole's brace against former club Borussia Dortmund means: he is 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.

Watch: Lewandowski's top 3 Bundesliga goals so far in 2019/20!

Timo Werner

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 23
Games: 11 (11 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 81.7

After notching a second hat-trick of his career in the 8-0 Matchday 10 demolition of Mainz, Werner fired Leipzig to a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin with a brace.

Timo Werner had never bagged a hat-trick before this season. He now has two. - 2019 Getty Images

Rouwen Hennings

Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Age: 32
Games: 11 (10 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 99.3

Hennings followed up his goal in the Rhine derby against Cologne with his first Bundesliga hat-trick in Matchday 11's 3-3 draw at Schalke.

Thumbs up for Rouwen Hennings first Bundesliga hat-trick, taking the Fortuna Düsseldorf top scorer to a personal best nine goals so far this season. - imago images/Jan Huebner

Goncalo Paciencia

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 25
Games: 11 (9 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 130

Paciencia took his tally to six strikes for the season in Frankfurt's 5-1 win over Bayern Munich, but was sacrificed for an extra midfielder at half-time after the Eagles had Gelson Fernandes sent off in Freiburg on Matchday 11. Eintracht lost the game 1-0.

Paciencia’s haul of six goals from the first 11 matches is already three more than his total from the whole of last season. - imago images/Schüler

Nils Petersen

Club: Freiburg
Age: 30
Games: 11 (11 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 140

Petersen's sixth goal of the season and 50th in Bundesliga for Freiburg earned the Black Forest club a 1-0 win over Frankfurt on Matchday 11.

Freiburg striker Nils Petersen scored four goals between Matchdays 9-11. - imago images/Jan Huebner

Paco Alcacer

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age:
 25
Games: 8 (5 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 100

Alcacer scored five times across Dortmund's first four league matches of the season, but hasn't found the net since - although he missed Matchdays 7-9 through injury.

Paco Alcacer (r.) started the season in fine goalscoring form for Borussia Dortmund. - Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Marco Reus

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 30
Games: 11 (10 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 177

The Dortmund captain scored his fifth of the campaign against former club Gladbach on Matchday 8, but went off injured in the first half against Wolfsburg on Matchday 10 and was a second-half substitute in the defeat to Bayern a week later.

Marco Reus has also been among the goals for BVB. - Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 27
Games: 11 (11 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 197.4

Weghorst once again leads the way at the top of the Wolfsburg scoring charts with five goals, having hit 17 last term. He has not scored since the Matchday 8 draw with RB Leipzig, though.

Wout Weghorst played a key role in helping Wolfsburg keep pace at the top in the early stages of the season. - imago images/Joachim Sielski

Sebastian Andersson, Amine Harit, Marcus Thuram and Kevin Volland are also on five goals for the season, while another eight players are on four.

Click here for the full list of scorers this season!