Champions League

Champions League top scorers: Neymar and Haaland among leaders

The Brazilian scored a hat-trick on Matchday Six to boost his tally as PSG dominated Basaksehir with a 5-1 win

 
8:41am on Thursday 10th December 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Neymar currently leads a pack of four players who have scored six goals in the Champions League group stage.

Heading into the final match of the group stage this week, the former Barcelona star had only netted three times, including, crucially, the third goal in a 3-1 away with against Manchester United on Matchday Five.

PSG were meant to play Basaksehir on Tuesday only for the game to be rescheduled due to the racist language incident involving the Romanian fourth official.

With Man Utd losing on Tuesday, PSG were already through, which led to speculation that the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe might actually be rested by head coach Thomas Tuchel.

2020/21 Champions League top scorers

PlayerTeamGoalsGoals P90
Erling HaalandDortmund61.57
NeymarPSG61.4
Marcus RashfordMan Utd61,3
Alvaro MorataJuventus61.2
Ciro ImmobileLazio5X1.38
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus51,0
Alassane PleaGladbach51.0

They played, though, and scored five goals between them, with Neymar earning a hat-trick to take him on to six goals.

The other players who have scored six so far are Erling Haaland of Dortmund, Marcus Rashford of Man Utd, and Alvaro Morata of Juventus.

Out of the players who have scored six, Haaland has the best Goals Per 90 ratio with 1.57.

There are three players who have scored five goals so far - Olivier Giroud, Ciro Immobile, and Alassane Plea.

Giroud's tally was boosted significantly after his four-goal haul for Chelsea away at Sevilla.

Remarkably, he has reached five goals in the group stage despite starting just one game. He has, by far, the best Goals Per 90 ratio with 3.17.

Ten players have scored four goals - Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema, Bruno Fernandes, Tokmac Nguen, Diogo Jota, Mergim Berisha, Ferran Torres, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Dominik Szoboszlai.

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