2020/21 Europa League top scorers: Juliš and Ishak close on Yusuf Yazıcı

Lukáš Juliš and Mikael Ishak have turned up the heat in the competition goals race after moving onto five apiece.

Lukáš Juliš is congratulated by Sparta Praha team-mates after scoring against Celtic
Lukáš Juliš is congratulated by Sparta Praha team-mates after scoring against Celtic AFP via Getty Images

Sparta Praha forward Lukáš Juliš and Mikael Ishak of Lech Poznan have closed within one goal of Yusuf Yazıcı at the top of the UEFA Europa League scoring charts after boosting their tallies on Matchday 4.

While Yusuf Yazıcı was unable to add to his six goals in a 1-1 draw for LOSC Lille against AC Milan, Juliš followed up his hat-trick away to Celtic last time out with a double as Sparta defeated the Scottish champions 4-1.

Juliš was later joined in the standings by Ishak, whose opening effort for Lech away to Standard Liège was eventually cancelled out in a 2-1 comeback win for the hosts. Next on the list are eight players with four goals each – including Pizzi, who struck late to earn Benfica a 2-2 draw at Rangers.

2020/21 Europa League top scorers

6 Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille)
5 Lukáš Juliš (Sparta Praha)
5 Mikael Ishak (Lech Poznań)
4
Darwin Nuñez (Benfica)
4
Paco Alcácer (Villarreal)
4 Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim)
4 Pizzi (Benfica)
4 Olarenwaju Kayode (Sivasspor)
4 Elton Acolatse (Hapoel Beer-Sheva)
4
Michael Liendl (Wolfsberg)
4 Amine Gouiri (Nice)

Players level on goals scored are ordered first on assists then on fewest minutes played.

2020/21 Europa League stats

2020/21 hat-tricks

Darwin Nuñez (Lech Poznań 2-4 Benfica, 22/10/2020)
Yusuf Yazıcı (Sparta Praha 1-4 LOSC Lille, 22/10/2020)
Michael Liendl (Feyenoord 1-4 Wolfsberg, 29/10/2020)
Elvis Manu (LASK 4-3 Ludogorets, 29/10/2020)
Yusuf Yazıcı (AC Milan 0-3 LOSC Lille, 05/11/2020)
Lukáš Juliš (Celtic 1-4 Sparta Praha, 05/11/2020)

Europa League top scorers by season (group stage to final)

2019/20 Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP & Manchester United) – 8
2018/19
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 11
2017/18
Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) – 8
2016/17 Edin Džeko (Roma) & Giuliano (Zenit) – 8
2015/16 Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) – 10
2014/15 Alan (Salzburg) & Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – 8
2013/14 Jonathan Soriano (Salzburg) – 8
2012/13 Libor Kozák (Lazio) – 8
2011/12 Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) – 12
2010/11 Radamel Falcao (Porto) – 17
2009/10
Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) & Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) – 9

All-time Europa League top scorers