Ranking the 25 best players left in the 2021/22 Champions League

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Real Madrid, Champions League (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Real Madrid, Champions League (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images) /
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Liverpool, Mohamed Salah
Liverpool, Mohamed Salah (Photo by Chloe Knott – Dane house/Getty Images) /

5. Manchester United FW Cristiano Ronaldo

Mr. Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction. Having already won 5 champions League he will want to go for more and etch his name as the undisputed GOAT. He has already bailed out Manchester United time and again with last-ditch efforts this season. Does he have one final push in him? Well, he may not need much inspiration, since United is to face Atletico Madrid in the round of 16, his favorite prey in the Champions League.

4. Liverpool RW Mohamed Salah

It is fair to say Mohamed Salah has been quite underrated for a while. He has put up astonishing numbers each season for Liverpool. But it is the 2021-22 season where the world seems to take notice and be in awe of his sublime performances. 23 goals and nine assists already this season and he will again be the key to Liverpool’s chances of winning the Champions League.

3. PSG FW Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe had to stay put at PSG after the summer transfer saga between PSG and Real Madrid. As fate would have it, he will return to Santiago Bernabeu, not as a Madridista but a PSG player to face Real Madrid in the round of 16. It will be fascinating to see how he prevails in the match where emotions will run high. He is the lynchpin of the PSG attack. Can he arrive at Madrid with a Champions League medal around his neck?

2. Bayern Munich ST Robert Lewandowski

33 goals and 3 assists. There are no points for guessing the player who has put up such a staggering number despite a quarter of a season remaining. It is unfathomable that despite putting such stats and winning so many trophies for Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski is yet to win a Ballon d’Or. Bayern will again be the favorites to lift the trophy with Lewa in such red hot form.

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1. Real Madrid ST Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is poetry in motion on the football field. Leader of the Real Madrid attack and a bonafide Champions League legend, Benzema already has 22 goals and seven assists this season. All eyes will be on Karim when Real Madrid takes on PSG in the round of 16. Can Benzema lead Real Madrid to another Champions League glory and cement his place as an all-time Real Madrid great?