Here’s what you need to know about the top scorers in this year’s competition, with candidates from Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Juventus
The eagerly-anticipated knockout phase of the 2020-21 Champions League has begun, as the road to the final looms nearer.
Goal will keep you updated on the individual goal tallies for the highest-scoring Champions League players this season.
Champions League 2020-21 Top Scorers
Wonderkid Erling Haaland leads the pack with eight goals, while Neymar, Olivier Giroud and Marcus Rashford and Alvaro Morata are all on six (though Rashford will be unable to maintain his streak as Man Utd have dropped down to the Europa League).
Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea is level with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile on five strikes.
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick against Barcelona in PSG’s first-leg round of 16 game at Camp Nou to also take up his tally to five goals.
*Correct as of games played on Feb 24, 2021
|1||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||8|
|=2||Marcus Rashford||Manchester United||6|
|=6||Alassane Plea||Borussia Monchengladbach||5|
|=9||Mergim Berisha||RB Salzburg||4|
|=9||Ferran Torres||Manchester City||4|
|=9||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||4|
|=9||Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||4|
|=9||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||4|
|=20||Kingsley Coman||Bayern Munich||3|
|=20||Joao Felix||Atletico Madrid||3|
|=20||Anton Miranchuk||Lokomotiv Moscow||3|
|=20||Irfan Can Kahveci||Istanbul Basaksehir||3|
|=20||Hans Vanaken||Club Brugge||3|
Who finished top in 2019-20?
Robert Lewandowski was the top-scorer in last season’s Champions League, his 15 strikes instrumental in Bayern Munich winning the competition.
The German giants picked up their sixth Champions League trophy after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final of the tournament, with Kingsley Coman netting the winning goal early in the second half.
He was followed by Haaland with 10 strikes for both RB Salzburg and Dortmund, and Bayern team-mate Serge Gnabry’s nine strikes placing him third.