Following the conclusion of this week’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixtures, below are the current leading scorers and assist providers in the Europe top-flight competition so far.
Recall that Borussia Dortmund defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the Champions League last-16 first-leg clash in Germany, thanks to Karim Adeyemi’s second-half goal.
Bayern Munich also defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Paris, thanks to Kingsley Coman’s only goal of the encounter.
Benfica defeated Club Brugge 2-0 in an away Champions League tie, while AC Milan won 1-0 against Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe are currently the joint-top scorers in the UEFA Champions League for the 2022-2023 season.
Both players have so far scored seven goals each for their respective club sides.
Top scorers in the 2022/2023 Champions League so far:
7 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG).
5 goals: Erling Haaland (Man City), Mehdi Taremi (Porto), Joao Mario (Benfica), and Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona).
4 goals – Lionel Messi (PSG), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli) and Giovanni Simeone (Napoli), Rafa Silva (Benfica), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Milan) and Mohammed Kudus (Ajax)
Most assists in the 2022-2023 Champions League so far:
4 assists – Lionel Messi (PSG), João Cancelo (Bayern Munich) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool)
3 assists: Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli), Ivan Perii (Spurs), Mohamed Simakan (Leipzig), and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli).
The remaining Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixtures will continue next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.