Erling Haaland leads Mohamed Salah by four goals at the top of this season’s UEFA Champions League scoring charts after registering his 12th of the campaign in Manchester City’s quarter-final second-leg draw at Bayern, adding to his effort in the first leg. Haaland has faced 15 different teams in the Champions League and scored against 13 of them – only Ajax and Manchester City successfully kept him out back when he was at Dortmund.
The Norwegian forward struck five times in the group stage and, after drawing a blank against Leipzig in the round of 16 first leg, doubled his season’s tally by becoming only the third player to score five in a Champions League match in the second leg to propel Manchester City into the last eight.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer of all time in the Champions League and UEFA club competition as well as the most prolific in the history of senior international football.
2022/23 Champions League top scorers
12 Erling Haaland (Man City)
8 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
7 Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
6 Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
6 João Mário (Benfica)
5 Olivier Giroud (Milan)
5 Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
5 Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
5 Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
5 Rafa Silva (Benfica)
5 Mehdi Taremi (Porto)
The 22-year-old is now four goals clear of Salah, whose Liverpool side was knocked out in the last 16, with the eliminated Kylian Mbappé a goal further back on seven. That leaves Vinícius Júnior as the closest remaining challenger to Haaland on six, ahead of the pair’s semi-final meeting as Man City takes on Real Madrid.