Bundesliga

Pizarro sets sights on Bremen record as Bayern return looms

Consider the top scorers in the Bundesliga and two names invariably spring to mind first: Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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The pair are blazing a trail at the top of the scoring charts, with 23 and 22 goals respectively. But what if the season had commenced only in January? The hunt for the covetedTorjägerkanone would then be led by another man; a man of great experience who was already tormenting Bundesliga defenders before Lewandowski and Aubameyang had made their professional debuts.

One hundred and counting

That man is Claudio Pizarro, SV Werder Bremen sharpshooter and the Bundesliga's all-time top foreign scorer with 187 goals. With nine strikes since the turn of the year, he has one more than Lewandowski and five more than Aubameyang since the winter break – an unrivalled haul.

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