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Ronaldo top of Champions League scoring charts

Published: Thursday 22 October 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo may have drawn a blank on Wednesday but the Real Madrid striker still has a two-goal cushion at the head of this season's group stage scoring charts.
Ronaldo top of Champions League scoring charts
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored five group stage goals ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 22 October 2015

Ronaldo top of Champions League scoring charts

Cristiano Ronaldo may have drawn a blank on Wednesday but the Real Madrid striker still has a two-goal cushion at the head of this season's group stage scoring charts.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the UEFA Champions League top scorer at the midway point of the group stage.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League top scorers
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
3 Vincent Aboubakar (Porto)
3 Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moskva)
3 Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica)
3 Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen)
3 Hulk (Zenit)
3 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München)

Fifteen players have scored two group stage goals.

Ronaldo drew a blank against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday but had already racked up five goals in Madrid's first two games, including a hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday one. There are six players two goals adrift of the Portuguese international at the head of the scoring charts.

Ronaldo jointly holds the record – with Luiz Adriano, formerly of Shakhtar and now at Milan – for most goals in a single group stage, having struck nine times in 2013/14. That was the third season he finished the competition as leading scorer, having also topped the pile in 2007/08 and 2012/13. He was level on ten goals with Lionel Messi and Neymar last term.

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