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Ten Players With The Most Semi-Final Goals In UEFA Champions League History

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Abhinab Ghosh
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The UEFA Champions League has often been seen by many as the biggest competition in European club football. A lot of football legends have taken this stage to make a name for themselves in search of European glory over the years.

However, only a few of them have managed to perform at a high level in the semi-final stages of the competition.

With Manchester City taking on Real Madrid and AC Milan locking horns with Inter Milan in the semifinal stage of this season’s Champions League, let’s take a look at ten players with the most semi-final goals in the European competition’s history (via transfermarkt).

Cristiano Ronaldo – 13 Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to score 13 goals in 21 matches in the semi-final stage of the Champions League during his time at Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Karim Benzema – 8 Goals

Karim Benzema has scored eight semi-final goals in 16 Champions League matches for Real Madrid thus far.

Robert Lewandowski – 7 Goals

Robert Lewandowski has banged in seven goals in nine matches in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Most of them came during his time at Bayern Munich.

UEFA Champions League (Robert Lewandowksi and Karim Benzema)
(From L) Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Pedri, and Barcelona’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski argue with Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on October 16, 2022. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Lionel Messi – 6 Goals

Lionel Messi has got six goals to his name after appearing in 15 Champions League semi-final matches.

Alessandro Del Piero – 5 Goals

Alessandro Del Piero has found the back of the net five times in six matches in the semi-stages of Champions League football.

Jari Litmanen – 5 Goals

Jari Litmanen is a Finish legend who scored five times in eight semi-final appearances during his time at Ajax.

Riyad Mahrez – 4 Goals 

Riyad Mahrez has featured in four Champions League semi-final games, scoring four times for Man City so far.

Sadio Mane – 4 Goals

Sadio Mane has scored four goals in six semi-final appearances for Liverpool in Champions League history.

Zinedine Zidane – 4 Goals

Zinedine Zidane has netted four goals in ten appearances in the semi-final stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Andriy Shevchenko – 4 Goals

Andriy Shevchenko managed to score four goals in ten matches as well in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. His record is good enough to put him tenth on this list.

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