Another round of fierce competition came to end last night as we saw the completion of group stages of the UEFA Champions League. Before we go into the next round let’s have a look at this year’s Top scores.
Champions League 2021/22 Group Stage Top Scorers
1) Sebastian Haller
Haller has become the only player along with Cristiano Ronaldo to score a goal in every game of the group stages. With his feat, he has surpassed Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski as the top scorer in the Champions League with 9 goals to his name.
Ajax will be hoping for an easy draw as they were the winners of their group. With someone like Haller, they have a good chance of going to the next round.
2) Robert Lewandoski
It seems as if Robert Lewandoski has become a constant in this contest. His consistency is truly amazing and yet again he is among the top 3 scorers in the tournament with 9 goals to his name.
3) Mohammed Salah
The Egyptian is on fire this season for Liverpool. He leads the way in the Premier League’s scoring chart and is 3rd in the Champions League with 7 goals to his name. This Liverpool team will look to contend for everything which is why we can expect Salah’s numbers to grow as the season goes on.
4) Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo over the years has earned the nickname “Mr. Champions League”. It is only befitting that he is among the top 5 scorers in the league with 6 goals to his name. Ralf Rangnick is looking to transform United.
With titles hopes gone in the Premier League United’s sole focus would be on the Champions League and Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the way.
5) Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane is finally fulfilling his true potential this season with Bayern Munich. Sane had a rather unsuccessful stint at Manchester City but he has regained his form and scored a banger against Barcelona in the last match of the group stage.
His tally stands at 5 goals and there is a good chance that he will add to his tally.
6) Karim Benzema
Benzema has been sensational for Madrid for the past couple of seasons. His performance in the Champions League was a big reason for his nomination in the Ballon d’Or race. This season too Benzema has 5 goals to his name and will look to increase his numbers.
7) Lionel Messi
It hasn’t been the best of starts for Lionel Messi but still, he has 5 goals to his name in the Champions League. Such are the standards set by the Little Magician. PSG will be a real threat this time out with Messi and Mbappe leading the way for the French outfit.
8) Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez has been extra smooth this season for Manchester City. Mahrez can often be the wildcard in a star-studded Manchester City team which is Pep Guardiola holds him in such high regard. Mahrez too has 5 goals to his name this year.
9) Kylian Mbappe
It has been a good week for the Star Frenchman as he becomes the fastest player to reach 30 goals in the Champions League, surpassing his teammate Lionel Messi. Mbappe and Messi are a deadly combination in the attack which propels PSG’s chances of winning it all this time around.
10) Pedro Gonçalves
Pedro Goncalves is an emerging star for Sporting CP. His performance in the Champions League was good but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to take his team to the next round. Goncalves has 4 goals to his name and will add to his season tally in the Europa League.
11) Antoine Griezmann
It has been a good change of scenery for Griezmann as the French International has found some resemblance of his lost form with Atletico Madrid. Griezmann is back among the goals with his tally standing at 4 goals in the Champions League.
So these were the top scorers of the group stage. Let’s see who will stand on top after the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.