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: 30
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 54

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, finding the back of the net in every game so far. The Pole became the first player in Bundesliga history to hit double figures after six matches, and added to his astonishing tally in the defeat to Hoffenheim on Matchday 7.

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

Paco Alcacer

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age:
 25
Games: 6 (5 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 88.6

Alcacer kicked off 2019/20 with a brace against his favourite victims Augsburg in a 5-1 rout. He then added another in BVB's 3-1 win at Cologne on Matchday 2 and also hit the target in the defeat against Union Berlin on Matchday 3. He became the first Dortmund player since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2015/16 to score in the opening four matches of a top-flight season when he found the net in the defeat of Bayer Leverkusen. His run of scoring in every domestic game this season was ended, though, with the 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. He was absent through injury on Matchday 7.

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

Timo Werner

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 23
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 112

Fresh from penning an extension of his Leipzig contract through to 2023, Germany striker Werner followed up goals in early-season victories over Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt with a maiden Bundesliga hat-trick against Gladbach on Matchday 3.

Timo Werner scored in three successive Bundesliga matches for the first time in his career between Matchdays 2 and 4. - imago images / opokupix

Luca Waldschmidt

Club: Freiburg
Age: 23
Games: 7 (4 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 95

Waldschmidt is providing Freiburg's main striker Nils Petersen with some serious competition up front this season. He scored in two successive games at the start of 2019/20 and then again on Matchdays 6 and 7, firing in brilliant goals to help the Black Forest side earn points against Düsseldorf and Dortmund.

Luca Waldschmidt scored his fourth goal of the season against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 7. - THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images

Rouwen Hennings

Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Age: 32
Games: 7 (6 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 134

After scoring in the win over Werder Bremen on Matchday 1 and the loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 3, Hennings was on target again in Fortuna's 2-1 home reverse to Freiburg on Matchday 6. He also gave them the lead from the penalty spot at Hertha Berlin in the Matchday 7 curtain-raiser, but Friedhelm Funkel's side once again suffered defeat after opening the scoring.

Rouwen Hennings is Fortuna Düsseldorf's top scorer after seven Bundesliga matches. - Thomas F. Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images

Alassane Plea

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Age: 26
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 142

As he did last season, Plea has enjoyed successful start to the 2019/20 campaign with four goals in the opening seven matchdays as Gladbach have claimed top spot. He opened his account in the 3-1 win at Mainz before claiming derby spoils with the only goal of the game at Cologne. He has now netted in back-to-back games against Hoffenheim and Augsburg.

Alassane Plea (l.) is the top scorer for current lead leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach. - imago images/Nordphoto

Kevin Volland

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 27
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 146

Volland scored in Leverkusen's Matchday 1 victory over Paderborn, but didn't find the target again until Die Werkself's 2-0 triumph over Union Berlin on Matchday 5. That was the start of a three-game scoring run that has also included strikes against Augsburg and Leipzig.

Bayer Leverkusen's Kevin Volland demonstrated his keen nose for goal against RB Leipzig on Matchday 7. - imago images/Picture Point LE

Amine Harit

Club: Schalke
Age: 22
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 151

Harit is one of the most in-form players in the Bundesliga right now. After scoring twice against Paderborn in Schalke's 5-1 win on Matchday 4 the attacking midfielder followed up with a stunning winner against Mainz on Matchday 5 in a 2-1 victory, before scoring from the spot in the Royal Blues' stunning 3-1 triumph away to Leipzig.

All eyes are on top scorer Amine Harit at Schalke right now. - imago images/Nordphoto

Marco Reus

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 30
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 154

The Dortmund captain began the season with a strike in the Matchday 1 win over Augsburg, but had to wait until Matchday 4 to add to his tally, racking up his 100th Bundesliga win in a black-and-yellow shirt with a deliciously taken double in the 4-0 win over Leverkusen. He grabbed his fourth of the season in a 2-2 draw with Bremen on Matchday 6.

Marco Reus (r.) has been among the goals for Borussia Dortmund. - Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Florian Niederlechner

Club: Augsburg
Age: 28
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 154

Just seven games into the season and Niederlechner has already equalled his total from 2018/19. He has twice netted consolations in 5-1 defeats to Dortmund and Gladbach, but between then scored the winner against Frankfurt and earned new club Augsburg a point at former employers Freiburg.

Florian Niederlechner has been a shining light for Augsburg since joining from Freiburg. - imago images/Jan Huebner

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 27
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 156.75

Weghorst once again leads the way at the top of the Wolfsburg scoring charts with four goals, having hit 17 last term. His fourth earned the Wolves all three points against Union Berlin on Matchday 7, a 1-0 triumph taking them second in the Bundesliga.

Wout Weghorst has four goals to his name this season, helping Wolfsburg rise to second on Matchday 7. - imago images/Joachim Sielski

Jadon Sancho is one of 12 players on three goals.

Click here for the full list of scorers this season!