Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick during his team’s victory over Viktoria Plzen 5-1 in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League to open the struggle early for the competition’s top scorer title for the 2022-2023 season.
Lewandowski is competing with 5 players for the title early, most notably Norwegian striker Erling Halland, French striker Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain striker, Brazilian Richarlison, Tottenham striker, Ukrainian Marian Schweed, Shakhtar Donetsk striker, and Polish striker Peter Zelensky, Napoli striker .
Polish star Robert Lewandowski was crowned the Champions League top scorer in the 2019-2020 season with Bayern Munich and scored 15 goals, and Norwegian Erling Haaland was crowned the competition’s top scorer in the 2020-2021 season with 10 goals with Borussia Dortmund, while Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was crowned last season with the title. Top scorer with 15 goals .
During the first round of the Champions League group stage, 49 goals were scored in 16 matches, an average of 3.07 goals per match and one goal every 29 minutes .
The Champions League top scorers are as follows:
Polish Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) 3 goals.
Norwegian Erling Haaland (Manchester City) two goals.
French Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) two goals.
Brazilian Richalison (Tottenham) two goals.
Ukrainian Marian Shved (Shakhtar Donetsk) two goals.
Poland’s Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) two goals .