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UCL Fantasy Football: Forwards

Paris Saint-Germain pair Kylian Mbappé and Neymar are the clear front-runners for the attacking slots, though there are attractive alternatives.

UEFA.com runs the rule over the remaining attacking assets available to #UCLfantasy managers ahead of the semi-finals.

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Watch Neymar's best moments against Bayern
Watch Neymar's best moments against Bayern

With the likes of Bayern and Dortmund exiting the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage, many #UCLfantasy managers will be looking to replenish their forward line ahead of Matchday 11 and will have money to spend. Naturally, Kylian Mbappé (€11.2m) and Neymar (€11.6m) will see their ownership rise as a result and it looks dangerous to go without one, or even both of the Paris duo. Mbappé has enjoyed a stellar campaign in Europe with his eight goals and three assists making him the highest scoring #UCLfantasy asset still remaining in the competition, while Neymar has averaged 7.3 points per game over the course of his seven appearances and has scored only eight Fantasy points less.

Facing Paris will be Manchester City, who haven't started with a recognised striker in their last three UEFA Champions League games. As a result, that makes Gabriel Jesus (€9.3m) and Sergio Agüero (€9.6m) risky options to say the least and they are probably best avoided given their lack of recent game time.

Five great Benzema goals
Five great Benzema goals

When it comes to sure starters though, you don’t need to look much further than Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (€10.4m), who has struck five times in Europe this season and 25 times across all competitions for his club. The Frenchman sits fifth on the list of all-time top goalscorers in the UEFA Champions League, just one goal behind Raúl González and three behind the eliminated Robert Lewandowski, and could be key to his side’s hopes of unlocking the sturdy Chelsea defence in the semi-finals.

Speaking of the Premier League side, #UCLfantasy managers will have the benefit of seeing their starting line-up before the Matchday 11 deadline and one of Timo Werner (€10.6m) or Olivier Giroud (€7.6m) will be worth looking at should they feature. Much may depend on whether Thomas Tuchel persists with fielding Kai Havertz as a false nine but Werner has been directly involved in five goals so far while Giroud has struck six times in the competition, so they remain viable options.