Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Hwang Hee-chan are among the candidates for the 2020/21 top scorer prize. - © DFL 2020
Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Hwang Hee-chan are among the candidates for the 2020/21 top scorer prize. - © DFL 2020
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Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Hwang Hee-chan and the race to become the Bundesliga's top scorer

After winning a fifth Torjägerkanone as the Bundesliga's top scorer in 2019/20, the race is on to beat Robert Lewandowski to the coveted canon in 2020/21. Find out who's in the running below...

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 32
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 42

After winning his fifth Torjägerkanone in 2019/20 - his third in a row - Bayern's prolific Pole is the man to beat once again in 2020/21. After scoring on the opening day of the season in Bayern's 8-0 win over Schalke, Lewandowski took Matchday 3 by storm by scoring all four of his side's goals in a dramatic 4-3 win over Hertha Berlin and then hit a brace in the 4-1 win at Arminia Bielefeld last time out.

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 29
Games: 3 (3 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 45

Kramaric got his season off to a flyer with a hat-trick against Cologne. He helped himself to a brace in his side's huge 4-1 win over defending champions Bayern, and tallied his against Eintracht Frankfurt, albeit in a 2-1 defeat.

Andrej Kramaric has scored six goals in his first three Bundesliga games of the season. - nph / Bratic via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Nordphoto

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 20
Games: 4 (3 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 74

Haaland hit a brace in Dortmund's 3-0 win over Gladbach on Matchday 1. He was kept quiet in the surprise 2-0 defeat away to Augsburg on Matchday 2, but doubled up the following weekend as BVB thumped Freiburg 4-0.

Watch out Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland is coming to get your top scorer crown. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Niclas Füllkrug

Club: Werder Bremen
Age: 27
Games: 4 (3 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 67.6

After beginning the season on the Bremen bench in their defeat to Hertha Berlin, Füllkrug was handed a start for his side's trip to Schalke on Matchday 2 and did not disappoint. A second career Bundesliga hat-trick - converting once from the spot - got Füllkrug off the mark in 2020/21 in style. He then made it four from four for the campaign from the penalty spot as Bremen drew 1-1 with Freiburg on Matchday 4.

Niclas Füllkrug scored a hat-trick for Werder Bremen against Schalke on Matchday 2. - imago images/Nordphoto

Thomas Müller

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 117.6

Müller has made a fine start to the 2020/21 campaign and having scored in the opening weekend victory over Schalke, he took his tally to three league goals with a brace in Bayern's Matchday 4 dismissal of Bielefeld.

Thomas Müller has made a fine start to the 2019/20 campaign. - Pool/Sascha Steinbach - Pool/Getty Im

Serge Gnabry

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 24
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 106

Bayern's top scorer behind Lewandowski last season made a stunning start to the new campaign with his first ever Bundesliga hat-trick in the 8-0 win over Schalke. His partnership with Leroy Sane promises many more goals for the German, who could well prove to be Lewandowski's biggest rival for the Torjägerkanone this term.

Andre Silva

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 24
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 117

The Portugal international started the season in style with goals on Matchdays 1 and 2. He made it 11 goals in his last 14 Bundesliga games from the penalty spot against Cologne on Matchday 4.

Andre Silva scored from the spot against Cologne on Matchday 4. - DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Sasa Kalajdzic

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 23
Games: 4 (3 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 96.3

After coming off the bench to score against Freiburg on Matchday 1, Kalajdzic was handed his first start of the campaign away to Mainz the following week, chipping in with another goal and an assist as VfB fought back to win 4-1. He struck again on Matchday 3 as Stuttgart came from behind to draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

Sasa Kalajdzic helped Stuttgart earn their first win of the season on Matchday 2. - Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

Jhon Cordoba

Club: Hertha Berlin
Age: 27
Games: 4 (2 starts)
Goals: 2
Minutes per goal: 126.5

Summer signing from Cologne Cordoba has only started one game so far this season, in his side's 4-3 defeat at the Allianz Arena, but has scored twice - including a goal on his debut on Matchday 1 against Werder Bremen.

Jhon Cordoba scored his second goal for Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich. - Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Emil Forsberg

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 28
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 2
Minutes per goal: 140.5

After opening the scoring from the penalty spot in Leipzig's 3-1 win over Mainz on Matchday 1, Forsberg broke the deadlock again on Matchday 2, scoring with a rasping left-footed drive in the 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

Emil Forsberg scored his second of the season with this sensational hit against Bayer Leverkusen. - Mika Volkmann via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Mika Volkmann

Nils Petersen

Club: Freiburg
Age: 31
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 2
Minutes per goal: 162

Petersen has started his 11th season of Bundesliga football with two goals in three games - against VfB Stuttgart and Wolfsburg on Matchdays 1 and 2 respectively. His career-best Bundesliga tally of 15 (2017/18) is the score to beat.

Nils Petersen is Freiburg's all-time leading goalscorer. - Ralf Poller/Avanti/Pool/Imago Images

Matheus Cunha

Club: Hertha Berlin
Age: 21
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 2
Minutes per goal: 180

After scoring in his side's opening day win at Werder Bremen, Cunha added his second of the campaign to equalise in Hertha's dramatic 4-3 defeat away to Bayern Munich on Matchday 3.

Matheus Cunha slotted home his second goal of the season past Manuel Neuer and Bayern Munich on Matchday 3. - Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Leipzig pair Angelino and Yussuf Poulsen are among a dozen or so players also on two goals so far.

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