Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé has dropped out of the Champions League top scorer race after Bayern Munich edged out the French club early in the tournament with a 2-0 win on Wednesday in the second leg of the final tournament.
While the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s winger, retained the title of top scorer in the European Champions League after matches on Tuesday and Wednesday in the return legs of the 1/8 finals.
Mohamed Salah scored 8 goals ahead of Mbappe, who has 7 goals, to give him the opportunity to consolidate his lead when he faces his team, the Reds, in the second leg of the round of 16, Real Madrid, next Wednesday. at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In turn, the Brazilian Vinicius Junior, the striker of Real Madrid, took third place with 6 goals, accompanied by the Portuguese Joao Mario, the striker of Benfica.
Benfica lead the Champions League offensive with 23 goals compared to Napoli’s 22, Bayern Munich’s 21, Real Madrid’s 20 and Liverpool’s 19.
UEFA Champions League Top Scorers:
1 Egyptian Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 8 goals.
2- French Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) 7 goals.
3- Brazilian Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) and Portuguese Joao Mario (Benfica) 6 goals.
4. Pole Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona), Norwegian Erling Holland (Manchester City), Iranian Mahdi Tarmi (Porto) and Portuguese Rafa Silva (Benfica) – 5 goals each.
5- German Leroy Sane (Bayern), Italian Gicomo Raspadori, Argentinean Giovanni Simeone (Napoli), Englishman Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Argentine Lionel Messi (PSG), Ghanaian Mohammed Cuddus (Ajax) , Cameroonian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (“Bayern” and Frenchman Olivier Giroud (“Milan”)) and Uruguayan Darwin Nunez (“Liverpool”) – 4 goals each.