As the UEFA Champions League enters its knockout stages we take a look at the best strikers in the competition. We have taken into account the number of goals scored by each and their performance in FootballCoin.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo was last season’s top scorer and leads the current ranking with nine goals. While the Portuguese has been generally off his pace in La Liga, he has showed his familiar determination when Real Madrid played in the Champions League. The Spanish giants will be looking to defend the trophy for a historic third year running and Ronaldo will be a key player.
- Ronaldo has scored nine goals in the UCL.
- Has earned 363.68 points in FootballCoin this season.
- Is on a hot-streak following hat-trick against Real Sociedad in La Liga.
- Likely to play in Real Madrid – PSG on Wednesday.
2. Harry Kane
Having been hailed as England’s new Alan Shearer, Kane seems to be doing everything right. A leader for Tottenham and England’s national team, the striker has won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award for the last two seasons and looking to add a third this year. Harry Kane has scored six goals in the current Champions League campaign and is a bookie’s favorite to finish top of the ranking.
- Kane has scored six goals in the UCL.
- Has earned 1,005.98 total points in all FootballCoin contests.
- Has been consistent in scoring for Tottenham
- Should start in Juventus – Tottenham on Tuesday.
3. Edinson Cavani
Cavani is making history for PSG in Ligue 1, having become the team’s all time goalscorer. The Uruguayan seemed destined to live in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shadow while the Swede dominated PSG’s dressing room. Now, Brazilian Neymar looks set to play a similar role for the Parisians. But Cavani has proven to be a great team player time and time again. The striker has revealed that his ambition is to help PSG to the tournament’s final and to score for his club on the occasion. Judging by the team’s current performances, it looks like an achievable goal.
- Cavani has also scored six times for PSG in the UCL.
- He has earned a respectable 754.88 points in FootballCoin contests.
- Is represented by a free player card in FootballCoin.
- Could miss Juventus – Tottenham through injury.
4. Roberto Firmino
While technically an attacking midfielder, Robert Firmino (similar to Mohamed Salah) has been one of Liverpool’s main goal threats this season. Firmino has also scored six times for in the UCL and considering Klopp’s goal appetite, there could be many more to come. With Philippe Coutinho joining Barcelona, Firmino is responsible with bringing in some of the Brazilian flair that Liverpool fans have come to love.
- Firmino has also scored six times for Liverpool in the Champions League.
- Has earned 812.20 seasonal points in FootballCoin.
- Is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career in terms of appearances and goals.
- Should start in Porto – Liverpool on Wednesday.
The striker responsible for the most expensive transfer in football history, Neymar is certainly proving his worth for PSG. Neymar has scored 18 times in 18 appearances in Ligue 1 and managed to find the net 6 times in the Champions League. His record of assists (14) is also impressive showing that despite popular opinion he can be a team player. The Brazilian will certainly be looking to clinch top honors as the Champions League’s top goalscorer.
- Neymar has scored six times in the UCL this season
- The striker has earned 1,014.25 points this FootballCoin season.
- Is determined to snatch the Golden Ball award away from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Should be center stage in Real Madrid – PSG.
- Lionel Messi – Has scored four times for Barcelona this Champions League season, but his role in the Camp Nou squad is as big as ever. Barcelona will take on Chelsea in the first knockout round. Expect Messi to be a central figure in the game.
- Mohamed Salah – Technically a midfielder, Salah’s importance for Liverpool cannot be overstated. The Egyptian has proven to be one of the top FootballCoin players, scoring 1,031.02 points and proving to be a sound investment for game users.
- Sergio Aguero – Never a striker to be underestimated (Leicester’s Schmeichel will attest to that), Aguero has scored 859.05 points this season and it could easily have been more had the Argentinian not had to deal with injury concerns.