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Champions League top scorers: 2020/21 race for the Golden Boot

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Champions League top scorers: 2020/21 race for the Golden Boot

Published: 15:50, 9 April 2021 | Updated: 10:24, 12 April 2021

The first legs of the Champions League quarter-finals are done and the race for the Golden Boot is heating up!

Six of the current top 10 goalscorers for the season are still in the competition, with Erling Haaland leading the way on 10 goals thanks to his remarkable record in the Champions League this season. The Norwegian has scored in all but one of the Champions League games he’s played (seven games) with four braces including two across both last-16 legs against Sevilla. The only exception was the recent 2-1 defeat to Man City, though even then he registered an assist.

It’s no surprise, then, that Haaland is as short as 4/7 to finish as the Champions League top scorer this season with Sky Bet. Kylian Mbappe (8/1) completes what may well become a familiar top two, extending his tally to eight goals after a brace against Bayern Munich.

There’s a jump of four to the next bunch of top scorers, a group of six players fittingly on six goals. These include Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (33/1), who scored four in one group game against Sevilla and Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar (14/1).

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern’s goal machine, has scored five in the Champions League but his Golden Boot chances (33/1) have taken a hit due to injury.

With that, here are the top-10 Champions League goalscorers so far.

Top goalscorers: Champions League 2020/21 current season

Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played.

Position Player Goals Minutes Played
1st Erling Haaland 10 615
2nd Kylian Mbappe 8 719
3rd Olivier Giroud 6 254
4th Youssef En-Nesyri 6 386
5th Marcus Rashford 6 416
6th Neymar 6 474
7th Alvaro Morata 6 597
8th Mohamed Salah 6 688
9th Ciro Immobile 5 416
10th Robert Lewandowski 5 514

(Correct as of 17:30 08/04/2021)

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