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 group phase of the 2020-21 Champions League is winding down, with the eagerly-anticipated knockout phases of the tournament starting in a few short months.
There is still a lot to play for as the competition nears the end of the group phases, with even more mouthwatering ties ahead.
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, Neymar and Marcus Rashford and Alvaro Morata all lead the pack with six goals (though Rashford will be unable to maintain his streak as Man Utd have dropped down to the Europa League).
Olivier Giroud has shot up the charts after scoring all four of Chelsea’s goals as they won big in Sevilla; he is level with Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea and 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.
*Correct as of games played on Feb 23, 2021
Pos Player Club Goals =1 Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund 6 =1 Marcus Rashford Manchester United 6 =1 Alvaro Morata Juventus 6 =1 Neymar PSG 6 =5 Alassane Plea Borussia Monchengladbach 5 =5 Olivier Giroud Chelsea 5 =5 Ciro Immobile Lazio 5 =5 Kylian Mbappe PSG 5 =9 Lionel Messi Barcelona 4 =9 Mergim Berisha RB Salzburg 4 =9 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 4 =9 Ferran Torres Manchester City 4 =9 Youssef En-Nesyri Sevilla 4 =9 Diogo Jota Liverpool 4 =9 Romelu Lukaku Inter 4 =9 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 4 =9 Bruno Fernandes Manchester United 4 =9 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 4 =9 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 4 =20 Kingsley Coman Bayern Munich 3 =20 Ousmane Dembele Barcelona 3 =20 Martin Braithwaite Barcelona 3 =20 Duvan Zapata Atalanta 3 =20 Timo Werner Chelsea 3 =20 Moise Kean PSG 3 =20 Joao Felix Atletico Madrid 3 =20 Sergio Oliveira Porto 3 =20 Anton Miranchuk Lokomotiv Moscow 3 =20 Angelino RB Leipzig 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.