Champions League Top Scorers 2023/24: Kylian Mbappe Takes Lead After Brace vs Barcelona

Champions League Top Scorers 2023/24: Kylian Mbappe Takes Lead After Brace vs Barcelona

Fred Kennedy
April 17, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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  • Mbappe took his Champions League goal tally to eight goals on Tuesday night
  • The PSG superstar was twice on target as his side hammered Barcelona 4-1
  • Harry Kane will be keen to catch up with him when Bayern Munich host Arsenal

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Kylian Mbappe has taken the lead in the Champions League top scorers charts following his brace against Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has been in terrific form this season in the competition, scoring six goals prior to his side's trip to Camp Nou.

Kylian Mbappe reacts after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Aurelien Meunier.
Kylian Mbappe reacts after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Aurelien Meunier.
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The forward bagged a double against Barca in the second half of their second-leg Champions League quarter-final as his side recorded a huge 4-1 win.

Having failed to find the back of the net in the reverse tie played in France, Mbappe was keen to get his name on the scoresheet to help his side progress to the next round.

The Guardian reports that the 25-year-old went on to score from the spot in the 61st minute before adding his second in the 89th minute to guide PSG to the semis of the European tournament.

Champions League top scorers 2023/24

According to UEFA, Mbappe's double also saw him leapfrog Bayern Munich's Harry Kane at the top of the 2023/24 Champions League top scorers' chart.

The PSG ace now has eight goals, one ahead of Kane, who scored seven times.

However, Kane has a chance to catch up with the France international as he is expected to be in action when Bayern host Arsenal on Wednesday night in another quarter-final fixture.

Meanwhile, Manchester City hotshot Erling Haaland is third with six goals, on level with Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid.

2023/24 Champions League top scorers:

Kylian Mbappé (Paris) - 8 goals

Harry Kane (Bayern) - 7 goals

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) - 6 goals

Erling Haaland (Man City) - 6 goals

Julián Álvarez (Man City) - 5 goals

Galeno (Porto) - 5 goals

Rasmus Højlund (Man United) - 5 goals

Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) - 5 goals

Phil Foden (Man City) - 5 goals

Mbappe gets praise from fans

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on a section of fans labelling Mbappe a future 'GOAT' after his remarkable performance vs Barcelona.

The 25-year-old has previously been touted as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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