Champions League: The ‘top’ of the Champions League group stage: Mbapp, Vinicius, Valverde, Dembl…

After the group stage, it is a good time to take stock, at a statistical level, of what is going on in the Champions League. We analyze the best. Who has been the top scorer? And the top assistant? Who is the one who steals the most balls? And the goalkeeper who makes the most stops? We tell you everything.

The race for the top scorer

Kylian Mbapp (PSG) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) have closed the group stage as top scorers in the Champions League. The case of ‘El Faran’ is curious: he has scored more goals in Europe than in the Premier (4). Behind Salah and Mbapp, with five goals, come Haaland (City), Lewandowski (Barcelona) and Taremi (Porto).

Goal de Mbapp (0-1) en el Juventus 1-2 PSG

Draw in the fight to be the best passer

Diogo Jota (Liverpool) and Leo Messi (PSG) lead the ranking of top assisters with four assists each. The Portuguese, yes, missed the last two games due to injury. With three assists appears a legion of players: Kimmich (Bayern), De Bruyne (City), Perisic (Tottenham), Di Mara (Juve), Cancelo (City), Anguissa (Npoles), Simakan (RB Leipzig), Gnabry (Bayern ), Kvaratskhelia (Npoles), Goretzka (Bayern) and Mbapp (PSG).

Goal by Messi (4-1) at PSG 7-2 Maccabi

The ‘trident’ that generates the most occasions in the Champions League

Fede Valverde (Real Madrid) has joined Leo Messi-Neymar (PSG). The three are, with 15, the ones that generate the most chances in the Champions League. A step below, with 14, appears Piotr Zielinski, from Naples.

Valverde’s goal (5-0) in Real Madrid 5-1 Celtic Glasgow

Vinicius, the one who shoots the most

Vinicius ‘pulls the car’ at Real Madrid. The Brazilian is the footballer who has attempted the most shots in the group stage, both in total (25) and on goal (13). He has served him to score four goals. Only one shot less than Vini has been attempted by Lewandowski (24).

Goal by Vinicius (4-0) in Real Madrid 5-1 Celtic Glasgow

He’s also the haggler the most…

Vini can also boast of being the one who has completed the most dribbles (23) in the group stage. long. He is followed by Kylian Mbapp with 16. The one who has attempted the most dribbles, however, is Nuno Tavares, from Olympique Marseille, with 15.

Vinicius’ goal (0-1) in Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid

Dembl, the one who focuses the most

The insistence of Ousmane Dembl He has not had a prize in the form of qualifying for the round of 16. The Barcelona winger, who has scored a goal and provided two assists, was the player who made the most crosses (51) in the group stage. He is followed by Ivan Perisic, from Tottenham, with 45 and the surprising Konstantinos Tsimikas (44), from Liverpool.

Goal by Lewandowski (3-1) in Barcelona 5-1 Viktoria Plzen

Toni Kroos, rey del pase

The German is the ‘compass’ of Real Madrid. Kroos has completed a group stage to frame: He is the footballer who has made the most passes in total (547) and successfully (519). Marco Verratti follows. The PSG number ‘6’ has given a total of 513 passes, 482 successful. Just behind come Rodri (436 of 464) and Rben Dias (443 of 459), both from City.

Champions League (Day 4): Summary and goals of Shakhtar 1-1 Real Madrid

Nobody has been involved in more duels than Petkovic

Bruno Petkovic has been a constant ‘toothache’ for defences. Dinamo Zagreb’s ‘9’ has been the player who has played the most duels (137) in the Champions League group stage. However, Petkovic (52) is not the one who has won the most duels. He is surpassed, in this section, by Manuel Ugarte, from Sporting CP, who has won 56 out of a total of 101.

Petkovic’s goal (0-1) in Chelsea 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb

An ‘artist’ of the ‘tackle’

The great work of Manuel Ugarte as a ‘stopper’ has not made it possible for Sporting to qualify for the round of 16. The Uruguayan pivot of the ‘lions’ is the player who has made the most ‘tackles’ (tackles): 29. He is also the one who has completed the most successfully, along with Maccabi Haifa’s Neta Lavi: 17.

Florentino has ‘imn’

Florentino He has ‘resurrected’ at Benfica after his two frustrated loans to Monaco and Getafe. The midfielder of the ‘eagles’ He leads the interceptions section with 19. He is followed by Eric Bailly, from Marseille, with 15.

Nobody can with Mignolet

Club Brugge has been the great revelation of the Champions League group stage thanks, in large part, to Simon Mignolet. The ex of the Liverpool has been the goalkeeper who has made the most saves (30) together with Anatoliy Trubin, from Shakhtar Donetsk. In addition, Mignolet is the goalkeeper who has kept his goal to zero the most times: 5.

Mignolet was a giant under the sticks at the Metropolitano: even with his face!

Diogo Costa, a record for history

The Porto goalkeeper is in luck. No one had saved as many penalties (3) as Diogo Costa in the same edition of the Champions League. The Portuguese goalkeeper has stopped consecutive penalties from Schick, Demirbay and Lang.



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