Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the way with Robert Lewandowski chasing ahead of last-16 ties

The Champions League returns this week as the last 16 ties commence and football fans around the world will hope Europe’s best continue to fire in the goals.

There are some thrilling ties coming up including Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the Champions League’s leading goalscorers

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the Champions League’s leading goalscorers

Some of the Champions League’s all-time greats are still in this season’s tournament and will be looking to lead their teams into the next round.

Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich clinch European glory last season and will be out to add to his UCL goals record when they take on Lazio in the last 16.

Lionel Messi, who now has 118 Champions League goals in his remarkable career, could face old team-mate Neymar as under-fire Barca face PSG.

And Messi’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who tops the all-time scoring charts, will be heading back to his homeland as Juventus face Porto.

Ahead of those big ties, talkSPORT.com gives you the run down of where the current stars sit among the top ten Champions League scorers.


10. Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan) – 46 goals

Vintage Video: AC Milan legend Filippo Inzaghi's top ten goals

Filippo Inzaghi is a Champions League legend

9. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 47

Thomas Muller has been superb for Bayern Munich in the Champions League, winning it twice

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Thomas Muller has been superb for Bayern Munich in the Champions League, winning it twice

8= Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea) – 48

5. Andriy Shevchenko - 67 goals in 142 UEFA club competition games

Andriy Shevchenko banged in the goals for AC Milan, Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev and was a winner with the Serie A side

8= Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United) – 48

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored Champions League goals for seven different clubs

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored Champions League goals for seven different clubs

7. Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona) – 50

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored 50 Champions League goals

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored 50 Champions League goals

6. Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid) – 56

Ruud van Nistelrooy is one of Man United’s greatest goal scorers

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Ruud van Nistelrooy is one of Man United’s greatest goal scorers

5. Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) – 69

Karim Benzema is still scoring for fun for Real Madrid

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Karim Benzema is still scoring for fun for Real Madrid

3= Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich) – 71

Lewandowski is one of the competition’s greatest scorers and he won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2020

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Lewandowski is one of the competition’s greatest scorers and he won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2020

3= Raul (Real Madrid, Schalke) – 71

Raul was one of the greatest ever to grace the Champions League

Raul was one of the greatest ever to grace the Champions League

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 118

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a Champions League legend and has won it four times

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a Champions League legend and has won it four times

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus) – 134

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a host of Champions League goals for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and won it five times

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a host of Champions League goals for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and won it five times





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