The Champions League has been put on hold for the time being due to the coronavirus but just before that, the round-of-16 was really starting to kick into gear, with the race to secure the competition’s Golden Boot hotting up.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski leads the way after seven games, having become the first player to reach 10 for the campaign.
Four of those goals came in a 6-0 win over Red Star Belgrade, with that quadruple equating to the fastest in Champions League history and made the Polish striker just the second player to score four goals in a single Champions League game on two occasions, joining Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
A strike against Chelsea last time out moved him onto 11 for the campaign. His bid for the Golden Boot was under serious threat with wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland one behind on 10 goals after his double against PSG, but Dortmund have since been eliminated by the Parisians.
Tottenham‘s Harry Kane sits a further four behind Haaland to complete the top three, having netted six overall. Sitting alongside him are Serge Gnabry and Dries Mertens, who both netted in their round-of-16 first leg games, with the former hitting a brace at Stamford Bridge.
Kane’s prospects of adding to that tally are over, however, after Tottenham were knocked out by RB Leipzig. Behind the trio, plenty of players are tied on five goals scored, including Man City forward Raheem Sterling.
Here are the top scorers as things stand.
Top goalscorers: Champions League 2019/20 current season
Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played.
1. Robert Lewandowski: 11 goals (527 minutes)
2. Erling Braut Haaland: 10 goals (554 minutes)
3. Harry Kane: 6 goals (450 minutes)
4. Serge Gnabry: 6 goals (467 minutes)
5. Dries Mertens: 6 goals (496 minutes)
6. Son Heung-min: 5 goals (365 minutes)
7. Memphis Depay: 5 goals (394 minutes)
8. Mauro Icardi: 5 goals (401 minutes)
9. Gabriel Jesus: 5 goals (410 minutes)
10. Raheem Sterling: 5 goals (428 minutes)
(Correct as of 14:00 – 16/03/2020)
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