The Champions League’s top five goal scorers
As the UEFA Champions League exits its fourth game week and another international break approaches, we finally have enough data to rank the greatest players in the competition thus far.
In this post, we’ll look at the top five goal scorers in the competition this season.
1. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with five goals.
This season, the in-form forward has been one of the top players in the world. He is the Premier League’s top scorer and was part of Manchester United’s thrashing at Old Trafford when he became the first player to score a hat-trick at the stadium.
2. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 goals
Ronaldo set a new Manchester United record by becoming the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score in his first four UCL games. His brace against Atalanta in the previous match propelled him to the top of the goalscorers’ standings.
3. RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku with five goals.
The fact that he does not play as a striker and has scored the majority of his UCL goals despite playing as an attacking midfielder is what makes the Frenchman’s tally so astounding.
4. AFC Ajax’s Sebastien Haller with 7 goals.
After failing to perform at West Ham United, the striker was given a new lease on life when he was able to arrange a move away from the club. Under Eric Ten Hag, he has been in fantastic form, putting on world-class performances in the Dutch league.
5. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski with eight goals.
Lewandowski missed a penalty but scored a hat-trick in Bayern’s final match against Benfica. For the past two seasons, he has been the finest striker in the world and continues to set records in the Bundesliga. He appears to have a good chance of winning the Ballon D’or this year.