Top 11 goalscorers of 2021 in Champions League week

We are talking the in-form goalscorers of 2021 across the top five leagues in Europe in all competitions as we enter a massive week of football which Lionel Messi can only watch. And there’s only one man from England and that man is…


11) Harry Kane (Tottenham)
2021 goals: 15

It’s little wonder that Harry Kane is said to be ‘hell bent’ on leaving Tottenham; he is literally the only truly elite goalscorer in the Premier League and he is playing for bloody Tottenham under Ryan Mason.


10) Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina)
2021 goals: 15

He’s the £52m reported Liverpool and Manchester United target who you have never seen play. And he’s only 21.


9) Simy (Crotone)
2021 goals: 15

Crotone have been relegated to Serie B despite the ridiculous efforts of a Nigerian striker that now has ‘West Ham’ written all over him.


8) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
2021 goals: 16

The scorer of Real Madrid’s equaliser against Chelsea last week, Benzema could yet be the catalyst for an unlikely double for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season. There is life in the old dog yet.


7) Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt)
2021 goals: 16

No European football here so those 16 goals have come in just 18 games for a club on course to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history. And he cost just £2.7m from AC Milan.


6) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
2021 goals: 18

Because of course Juventus paid all that money to just about scrape into the Champions League and give themselves a chance of winning the Coppa Italia.


5) Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
2021 goals: 18

No goals in his last four games since hitting the 20-goal mark in La Liga for the first time in his career. And yet who starts for Spain? Alvaro Morata, of course.


4) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
2021 goals: 20

The hottest of all the properties and absolutely too expensive for Liverpool. The man is a machine and he will surely end 2021 at a different club if Mino Raiola gets his way.


3) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
2021 goals: 21

Scored a goal every 67 minutes in 2021, which is frankly ludicrous. Could he be for sale this summer? And could Liverpool buy him?


2) Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
2021 goals: 23

Finds it laughably easy to score in Ligue Un, though not so easy against Manchester City last week. The Haaland noise has distracted attention away from an astonishingly good 22-year-old whose destination is surely Real Madrid.


1) Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2021 goals: 26

Of course. He has already matched his 2020 total in an extraordinary four months which have seen him score nine braces. Nine! He could yet drag an unremarkable Barcelona side to another title.