Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
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Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andre Silva and the race to be 2021/22 Bundesliga top scorer

Robert Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga scoring chart last term with an astonishing 41 goals. Will he lead the pack again in 2021/22 or can Erling Haaland, Andre Silva - or maybe someone else - overtake him?

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 33
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 55

New season, same old Lewandowski. On target on Matchdays 1 and 2, Lewandowski helped himself to a hat-trick against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 3, extending his scoring streak to a club record 16 straight competitive matches. He made it four matchdays with a goal against RB Leipzig in Bayern's 4-1 win against their rivals.

Watch: Bayern Munich 5-0 Hertha Berlin - in 60 seconds!

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 21
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 5
Minutes per goal: 72

Third in last season's scoring chart, Haaland laid down a marker on Matchday 1 with his brace - plus two assists - in the 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. He then scored a dramatic late winner in the 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 3. On Matchday 4, Haaling grabbed another brace, including the winner, as Dortmund thrice came from behind to beat Leverkusen.

Erling Haaland sent the Borussia Dortmund home fans wild with his injury time winner on Matchday 3. - Christopher Neundorf via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Kirchner-Media

Taiwo Awoniyi

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 24
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 73

The Nigerian forward spent last season on loan at Union from Liverpool, and has repaid their faith in him this term for making the move permanent with goals. Awoniyi earned his side a point in the draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 1, and did likewise the following week away to Hoffenheim. He struck again in the Matchday 3 win over Gladbach. On Matchday 4, Awoniyi was on the pitch for most of the match, as Union played out a goalless draw with Augsburg.

Watch: Taiwo Awoniyi was at it again on Matchday 3!

Anthony Modeste

Club: Cologne
Age: 33
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 104

Modeste scored against Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich, was kept quiet by Bochum, but on target against in Freiburg.

Anthony Modeste is rolling back the years in his third stint in Cologne. - Ulrich Hufnagel via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Xinhua

Patrik Schick

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 25
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 113

Joint-top scorer at UEFA Euro 2020, Schick ended a run of eight Bundesliga appearances without a goal on Matchday 2. He's now scored across three straight league games.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick has picked up where he left off at the Euros. - Eduard Martin via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Jan Huebner

Moussa Diaby

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 20
Games: 4 (3 starts)
Goals: 3
Minutes per goal: 118

Diaby's hit the ground running, finding the back of the net on Matchdays 1, 2 and 4.

Moussa Diaby's third season of Bundesliga football is shaping up to be his best yet. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Gio Reyna's among the 17 players on two goals - click HERE for the full list of scorers this season!