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Football fans look forward to the UEFA Champions League every year, and this season is no different. With football still the undisputed favourite sport in the world, Europe’s premier football tournament has been well received by fans with at least 46,000 in attendance for every match. Since the competition proper commenced last September 18, 2018, 104 matches have been played and 293 goals have been scored, all to the delight of football fans and bettors around the globe.

As we look forward to the final game to be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain in June, let’s take a look at the five players who are making big noises in the 64th season of the UEFA Champions League:

Robert Lewandowski

Team: Bayern Munchen

Goals: 8

Being the captain of the Poland national team, the expectations are high for Robert Lewandowski. But then again, the Polish striker has always delivered for Bayern Munchen since he joined the team in its 2014 campaign and has impressed the football-loving crowd with his excellent performance.

Since joining Bayern Munchen, Lewandowsi all Bundesliga titles on his first four campaigns and earned a spot in the Bundesliga Team of the Year for every season. He also reached the century mark for goals in Bundesliga faster than any other foreign player and scored an amazing five goals in just nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg in 2015, the fastest ever recorded in any major European football league. Therefore, it is no surprise that this forward striker leads the top scorers with eight goals for this year’s UEFA Champions League as it heads to its last phase before the final game in Spain where football fans will surely be placing their bets on BetNow Sportsbook.

Lionel Messi

Team: FC Barcelona

Goals: 6

Lionel Messi is to football what Lebron James is to basketball, that’s for sure. Being one of the most celebrated football players in the world, the Argentine forward is he captain of both the Argentina national team and the Spanish club FC Barcelona. Messi is lethal on the field by being a creative playmaker and prolific goalmaker, and he has the numbers to prove it. He holds the record for the most goals scored in a La Liga season, the La Liga tournament, a calendar year and a club football season in Europe. He also has five Ballon d’Or awards and five European Golden Shoes. This season, Messi is out to prove his supremacy in football again with six goals as his team FC Barcelona continues to fight for the title.

Paulo Dybala

Team: Juventus

Goals: 5

Another Argentine on the list is Paulo Dybala who plays for Juventus and comes close in third, just one goal shy from tying the legend Messi. Commonly referred by football fans as “La Joya” because of his technique and creative style of play, Dybala plays as forward for the Argentina national team and for the Italian Juventus club. After joining the club for a €32 million initial deal, Dybala won the double for both Coppa Italia and Serie A in his three seasons. He was also chosen as one of the players for Argentina in last year’s FIFA World Cup.

Neymar

Team: Pars Saint-Germain

Goals: 5

While rumors have been circling around about Neymar joining Real Madrid, the forward said he is happy with his current club Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian superstar also plays for the Brazil national team and is famous for his skill, pace and incredible dribbling making him one of the best players in the world.

Tying Dybala with five goals, Neymar’s career has been filled with milestones since he debuted at only 17 years old. Since then, he has been named South American Footballer of the Year twice and has won the Copa del Rey, La Liga and UEFA Champions League as part of the attacking trio of FC Barcelona that included Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Neymar is also the third highest goal scorer for the Brazil national team with 60 goals in 96 matches, trailing only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and the legend Pele.

Edin Dzeko

Team: AS Roma

Goals: 5

Although not as popular as the first four players on this list, Edin Dzeko’s impressive football record will not be left behind. The Bosnian forward player is the captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team and plays for AS Roma. Known as the “Bosnian Diamond,” Dzeko has been named Bosnian Footballer of the Year thrice in a row and is the highest Bosnia and Herzegovina goal scorer of all time in 2012 with a hat-trick score against Liechtenstein.

The final matches will be played in the coming weeks and we will know who will battle it out for supremacy in Spain soon. So, who among these players are you placing your bets on?


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