Although it may not seem like it, scoring a penalty is one of the most difficult tasks in soccer. Yes, scoring a goal from open play requires more awareness and agility, but winning the mental battle against the goalkeeper during a penalty kick is not any easier. Things get infinitely tougher when one needs to score a clutch penalty in the most-watched cup competition in Europe, the UEFA Champions League.
Below, we will take a look at five attackers who have shown tremendous mental fortitude to score a handsome number of penalties in the UEFA Champions League. Here are the top five players with the most penalties scored in Champions League history:
#5 Sergio Aguero – 11 Penalties
Having Scored 260 Goals, Sergio Aguero Is Manchester City’s All-Time Leading Scorer
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero failed to taste Champions League success, but it was not due to a lack of trying. Aguero played 79 games in the UEFA Champions League between Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, and Barcelona, scoring 41 times and providing nine assists.
During his UEFA Champions League career, Aguero took a total of 15 penalties, converting 11 and missing just four of them.
#4 Ruud van Nistelrooy – 11 Penalties
Ruud van Nistelrooy Scored 56 Goals In The UEFA Champions League
Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the best center-forwards of his time. He was graceful with the ball, had the ability to score from all angles, and had a penchant for creating chances as well.
His world-class abilities regularly came to the fore in the UEFA Champions League. He scored 56 times and provided 18 assists in just 73 games across competitions. Eleven of his 56 goals came from the penalty spot.
#3 Robert Lewandowski – 16 Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Is The Leading Active Scorer In UEFA Champions League (91 Goals)
The only player on this list who has a chance of moving higher up the rankings this season, Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has scored 16…
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Author : Sushan Chakraborty
Publish date : 2023-09-19 09:43:33
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