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Europe's 2019/20 top scorer: Lewandowski in the clear

Robert Lewandowski is on target for a league and UEFA club competition double.

Erling Braut Haaland, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ciro Immobile, Robert Lewandowski and Timo Werner
Erling Braut Haaland, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ciro Immobile, Robert Lewandowski and Timo Werner ©Getty Images

With 11 goals in UEFA club competition and 34 in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski is set for two personal firsts this season – with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo having to move aside.

Either Messi or Ronaldo have been top scorer in the UEFA Champions League for the last 12 seasons (the only slight exception being 2014/15 when they shared the podium with Neymar, when all three finished the campaign with ten goals). This season, Lewandowski has scored 11 in Europe's top club competition while Messi and Ronaldo have scored two each.

The Polish international is also well-placed to be the top scorer in Europe's five big leagues this season: he ended the Bundesliga season with 34 goals, and is currently five clear of Lazio's Ciro Immobile. Leipzig's Timo Werner, one further back, cannot add to his tally, unlike Immobile or Ronaldo (25) and Messi (22), fourth and fifth respectively in the rankings.

Top scorers in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (group stage to final)

Watch all of Lewandowski's round of 16 goals
Watch all of Lewandowski's round of 16 goals

11 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, UEFA Champions League)
10 Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg/Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League)
6 Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP/Manchester United, UEFA Europa League)
6
Serge Gnabry (Bayern München, UEFA Champions League)
6 Diogo Jota (Wolves, UEFA Europa League)
6 Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt, UEFA Europa League)
6 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League)
6
Dries Mertens (Napoli, UEFA Champions League)
6 Alfredo Morelos (Rangers, UEFA Europa League)
6
Andraž Šporar (Slovan Bratislava/Sporting CP, UEFA Europa League)
6 Edin Višća (İstanbul Başakşehir, UEFA Europa League)

2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League) 12
2017/18
: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 12
2015/16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 16
2014/15: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League), Neymar (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 10

Top scorers in Europe's 2019/20 top five domestic leagues

Watch all Cristiano Ronaldo's round of 16 goals
Watch all Cristiano Ronaldo's round of 16 goals

34 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, GER)
29 Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA)
28
Timo Werner (Leipzig, GER)
25
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, ITA)
22 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP)
21 Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, ENG)
20 Romelu Lukaku (Inter, ITA)
19 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, ENG)
18 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, FRA)
18 Danny Ings (Southampton, ENG)
18 Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA)
17 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, ESP)
17 João Pedro (Cagliari, ITA)
17
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG)
17 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
16 Sergio Agüero (Manchester City, ENG)
16 Moussa Dembélé (Lyon, FRA)
16 Sadio Mané (Liverpool, ENG)
16 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal, ESP)
16 Luis Muriel (Atalanta, ITA)
16 Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg, GER)

2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 36
2017/18
: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 34
2016/17
: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 37
2015/16: Luis Suárez (Barcelona, ESP) 40
2014/15: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, ESP) 48

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