Haaland chases the record for most goals in a Champions League season
Erling Haaland has scored 10 Champions League goals this season
Erling Haaland has been on fire this season and will be crucial to Manchester City’s chances of lifting the Champions League trophy for the first time.
The Norwegian scored five goals in the round of 16 tie against RB Leipzig to take his tally to 10 so far this season.
LiveScore rides through the most prolific seasons in the history of Europe’s premier competition as Haaland continues his record-breaking streak.
14 goals: Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored 14 times in the 2011-12 Champions League and achieved a staggering all-time record of 91 goals for club and country in a calendar year.
But despite their exploits, Barcelona came up short against eventual winners Chelsea in the semi-finals, losing 3-2 on aggregate thanks to Fernando Torres’ memorable late equalizer at the Camp Nou despite dominating the match.
15 goals: Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo
Last season, Karim Benzema scored 15 goals as Real Madrid claimed their 14th European crown.
The Frenchman’s hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea had filled the goalscorer with confidence before he again played a pivotal role in a remarkable semi-final comeback against City.
Benzema’s former attacking partner Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 goals for Real Madrid in the 2017-18 season, and the Whites won the competition for the third consecutive year by beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final.
The Portuguese talisman was instrumental in their round of 16 clash against PSG, scoring three goals in both legs and also netting three against Juventus in the quarter-finals.
Robert Lewandowski celebrates his goal in Bayern Munich’s 8-2 win over Barcelona
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski matched Ronaldo’s tally of 15 goals in the 2019-20 season, ultimately leading German giants Bayern Munich to the title.
The Bundesliga side memorably defeated Barca 8-2 in the quarterfinals behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Polish goal machine surprisingly only scoring once.
Lewandowski scored one of Bayern’s three goals against Lyon in the semi-final and finished the season with 55 goals to his name.
16 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo also reigned supreme in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring a record 11 goals in the group stage and netting one in each game of Real Madrid’s round of 16 match against Roma to beat the Italians 4-0 on aggregate. . .
The iconic forward rescued Madrid with a heroic performance in the quarter-final second leg against Wolfsburg, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win after a shock 2-0 defeat in Germany.
Los Blancos defeated local rivals Atlético Madrid in the final when Ronaldo, as brilliant as ever, scored the decisive fifth penalty in the shootout that clinched Real Madrid’s 11th European title.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal against Wolfsburg in the quarterfinal second leg
17 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo
It had to be him: Ronaldo holds the record thanks to him scoring 17 of his 140 Champions League goals in the 2013-14 season.
The surprising sensation was decisive in the round of 16 en route to the final in Madrid, which allowed them to seal their tenth European title.
Real thrashed Schalke 9-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, with Cristiano scoring four in both games.
The Whites had everything going for them at the Allianz after beating Bayern 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals, but they defeated the Bavarians in a sensational 4-0 with Ronaldo on the scoreboard twice. .
Carlo Ancelotti’s men had seen rival Atlético win La Liga that season and faced Diego Simeone’s resilient side in the final, when Sergio Ramos equalized to death to send the equalizer into extra time.
Real had all the answers in the extended period and scored three, including a penalty from their prolific number 7 which saw them win overwhelmingly 4-1 in the final in Lisbon.