FC Bayern's Robert Lewandowski won the Torjägerkanone for a second time last season. - © © gettyimages / Simon Hofmann
FC Bayern's Robert Lewandowski won the Torjägerkanone for a second time last season. - © © gettyimages / Simon Hofmann

Lewandowski looking to secure consecutive Torjägerkanone honours

Seeing Robert Lewandowski's name at the top of the Bundesliga goalscoring charts has become commonplace in recent seasons, and the 2016/17 campaign is no different.

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The prolific Pole has averaged 20 goals a season since joining Borussia Dortmund from KKS Lech Poznan in 2010, and with five Bundesliga strikes already this term - as well as a hat-trick in Poland's FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying win over Denmark - the 28-year-old looks set for another fruitful campaign.

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Watch: Lewandowski starts the season with a bang against Bremen:

Having topped the charts with 30 goals last season, Lewandowski was quick out of the blocks with a hat-trick in the Matchday 1 thrashing of SV Werder Bremen. Goals against FC Schalke 04 and FC Ingolstadt 04 followed, but despite a three-match dry spell, he is still on course to defend his Torjägerkanone title.

Watch: Lewandowski strikes late to help Bayern down Schalke:

The 28-year-old has already shared a few tongue-in-cheek tweets with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is one of four other strikers currently on five goals after six rounds of fixtures. If early indications are anything to go by, this season could feature the most competitive race to become Torschützenkönig in recent memory.

Yet to miss a minute this season, it remains to be seen how much of a toll playing in three different club competitions will take on Lewandowski, who will also be spearheading Poland's campaign to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, there are few that question his credentials as the best out-and-out striker in world football.

With the service he receives at Bayern, Lewandowski still has to be considered the favourite for the Torjägerkanone, especially when taking into account that no other Bundesliga player has had more shots on goal this term (31).

Watch: Lewandowski's magnificent lob against Ingolstadt:

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During his time with the German record titleholders, the 82-time international has found the back of the net 76 times in 110 appearances. With his ability to beat a goalkeeper showing no signs of waning, anything less than a ratio of close to a goal a game would come as somewhat of a disappointment to both Lewandowski and Bayern.

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