Champions League top scorers: Robert Lewandowski leads the way



Robert Lewandowski leads Karim Benzema at the top of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League scoring charts.

2021/22 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP SCORERS:

13 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

12Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

11 Sébastien Haller (Ajax)

8 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

7 Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)

6 Leroy Sané (Bayern)

6 Kylian Mbappé (Paris)

6 Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

6 Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal)

5 Lionel Messi (Paris)

Darwin Núñez (Benfica)

4 Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting CP)

4 Antoine Griezmann (Atlético)

4 Thomas Müller (Bayern)

4 Timo Werner (Chelsea)

Sébastien Haller was the early frontrunner after becoming only the second player to register in all six group games after Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017/18. Haller had already become the first player to score four times on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten during Ajax’s 5-1 victory at Sporting CP.

Yet Lewandowski, who recorded nine in Bayern’s first five games, took over as the competition’s top scorer with a hat-trick in the round of 16 second leg against Salzburg, taking his tally to 12. The Polish forward added another in the quarter-final second leg against Villarreal, but finishes the campaign on 13 following Bayern’s elimination.

That leaves Karim Benzema with the chance to claim top spot, the Frenchman having netted his 12th of the season to help Real Madrid overcome Chelsea in the quarter-final second leg.

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