Champions League stats: Which clubs have scored the most goals from inside the penalty box in 2022-23 UCL season?

Napoli has scored the maximum number of goals from inside the penalty area in the current Champions League season. The recently crowned Italian champions have been in supreme form throughout the campaign. Even in the Champions League, they maintained a high level of consistency for most parts of the season. Napoli have undoubtedly been one of the teams to keep an eye out for, thanks to the impressive level of football they produced in most of their matches.

The way Napoli closed down the opponents and won the ball back quickly was one of the key reasons behind their success. When Napoli had the ball, they moved it quickly forward and had a real purpose to their attack. This made it extremely difficult for opponents to play against them. They were firing on all cylinders, as elite defenders struggled to hold them down. In total, Napoli scored 25 goals from inside the area from the 10 matches they have played in the competition till now.

Nothing to separate Manchester City and Real Madrid

The second place is tied between semi-finalists Manchester City and Real Madrid. They both have registered 22 goals from inside the penalty box in the ongoing season. Both sides have been nearly unstoppable and have been labelled by many as the favourites for the title. However, they were drawn together in the semi-final stage itself. After the first leg ended 1-1 in Spain last week, Man City will be quietly optimistic about getting the job done in their own backyard. Either way, fans are set to witness an intriguing second leg contest between them.

Portuguese side Benfica are also level with them for the number of goals scored from inside the area. Benfica have also defied a lot of expectations to do a commendable job in this season’s Champions League campaign, as they reached the quarter-final stage. Another quarter-finalists Bayern Munich are next up in the table with 19 goals from inside the box. The German champions were exceptional in the first half of the campaign, however, they were undone by Manchester City’s brilliance in the last-eight stage.

Where do Milan clubs stand?

Inter Milan and AC Milan, two clubs that reached the semi-final, have scored decent number of goals from inside the box. Inter scored 18 goals from inside the penalty area in 12 matches, while Milan managed 14 in the same number of games. They both came up against each other in the semi-final, which was comfortably won by Inter Milan. There is also a place for Liverpool, Paris-Saint Germain and Barcelona in this list. Check out the table below to find out more about the clubs that have scored the maximum number of goals from inside the penalty box in 2022-23 Champions League season.

1NapoliSerie A25
2Manchester CityPremier League22
2Real MadridLa Liga22
2BenficaPrimeira Liga22
5Bayern MunichBundesliga19
6Inter MilanSerie A18
7LiverpoolPremier League17
8AC MilanSerie A14
9RB LeipzigBundesliga13
10Paris-Saint Germain Ligue 111
10FC PortoPrimeira Liga11
10BarcelonaLa Liga11
10Borussia DortmundBundesliga11

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