The recently-concluded Champions League season could not have been any better. It had everything from underdogs going deep into the competition and heavyweights getting knocked out in the first hurdle. There were also plenty of goal fests to keep the supporters engaged. Add to it, this Champions League season also saw a new winner. In fact, the teams that made the final were not anticipated by many to go that far.
At the start of the season, not many expected the final to be between Manchester City and Inter Milan. Even Man City could have been anticipated by some since they were knocking on the doors for a while but hardly many would have favoured Inter to reach that far. However, both teams deservedly reached the final on merit and played out a closely-fought game, which was eventually won by City.
Which club has scored the most penalties?
The team at the top of this list is a surprising one. Portuguese giants Benfica have scored the most number of penalties in the 2022-23 Champions League season with five. No club has enjoyed more success from the spot than Benfica did this campaign in Europe’s elite competition. Benfica enjoyed a fruitful season which saw them reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Second on the list is Napoli with four penalties converted. The newly-crowned Italian champions were one of the biggest entertainers of this season’s Champions League. They scored goals for fun and played an attacking style of football which was difficult for other teams to match. Napoli might have gotten knocked out in the quarter-final stage, however, they managed to catch the eye of the neutral supporters during that run-in.
Real Madrid are tied for third spot
Two clubs are tied for the third spot. Spanish giants Real Madrid and Portuguese heavyweights FC Porto have each scored three penalties each in this season’s competition. Real Madrid went till the semi-final stage before being beaten by eventual champions Manchester City, who had scored two penalties throughout the campaign in the competition. Check out the table below to understand more about the clubs that have scored the most number of penalties in the 22-23 Champions League season.
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