The 2017-18 Champions League has returned for the knock-out stage and the race to see who will finish as the tournament’s top goalscorer is back on.
Cristiano Ronaldo was last season’s top scorer with 12 goals as Real Madrid clinched their second Champions League title in a row and he narrowly edged out long-time rival Lionel Messi, who scored 11.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and the precocious Kylian Mbappe were also among the contenders last term.
Ronaldo currently leads the way with nine goals in six games, while Tottenham star Harry Kane is up into second place after taking his tally to seven with a goal against Juventus. In joint-third place are Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder on six goals.
Interestingly, Messi is some way off the pace, scoring a relatively paltry three goals in six matches, so he will have to find his scoring boots in the knock-out stage if he is to stand a chance of taking the crown from his Real Madrid rival.
Champions League 2017-18 top goalscorers:
*Correct as of games played on February 14, 2018
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||11|
|=4||Wissam Ben Yedder||Sevilla||6|
|=11||Raheem Sterling||Manchester City||4|
|=11||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||4|
|=11||Romelu Lukaku||Manchester United||4|
|=11||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||Borussia Dortmund||4|