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Champions League stats: Which players have hit the target the most in 2022-23 UCL season till now?

There is not long left before the 2022-23 Champions League season concludes. Only one more game is left to be played – the mouth-watering final between Manchester City and Inter Milan. The eyes of the football world will be glued to their TV sets on Saturday night when these two teams go head-to-head with each other. On paper, Man City might be favourites due to their superior form this season. However, Inter can never be underestimated thanks to their air-tight defence which has seen them get the most clean sheets in the competition this campaign.

Which player has hit the target most number of times?

The player who has had the most number of attempts on target is Manchester City’s goal scoring machine Erling Haaland. The Norwegian has scored goals for fun in all competitions and has played a crucial role in their team’s success this campaign. Man City have already won the Premier League and FA Cup trophies. Now they will be chasing the elusive Champions League crown to complete an illustrious treble. Haaland, who has registered 25 shots on target till now in the competition, is expected to play a crucial role in the final.

Next up on the list is in-form Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior, who has had 19 shots on target so far in the Champions League this season. The Brazilian was at his supreme best once again this campaign and played an important part in his team reaching the semi-final of the competition. However, he could not do much in the second leg as Man City eased past them to reach the final of the tournament.

His former club teammate Karim Benzema is third in this list. Benzema, who is set to join Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, has registered 18 shots on target in the Champions League. The French striker played a pivotal role in helping Madrid lift the European title last year but was not able to match those heights in the current season. Either way, he did play his part in helping the Spanish giants reach the last-four stage.

Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah have impressed

Kylian Mbappe is fourth in the list with 16 shots on target, same as AC Milan forward Olivier Giroud. What impressed the most with Mbappe’s numbers is that Paris Saint-Germain got knocked out in the round of 16 stage yet he still remains fourth in the table. Mohamed Salah, with 13 attempts on target, is placed seventh. Check out the table below to find out more about the players that have hit the target the maximum number of times in the 2022-23 Champions League season till now.

RankPlayerClubShots On Target
1Erling HaalandManchester City25
2Vinicius JuniorReal Madrid19
3Karim BenzemaReal Madrid18
4Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain16
4Olivier GiroudAC Milan16
6Khvicha KvaratskheliaNapoli14
7Mohamed SalahLiverpool13
8Rafa SilvaBenfica12
8Goncalo RamosBenfica12
8Mehdi TaremiPorto12
8Darwin NunezLiverpool12

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