Top ten goals of the 2015/16 Champions League

18 Jul

The dust is settling on UEFA EURO 2016 but never fear: UEFA Champions League qualifying is already in full flow. looks back at ten great goals from last season’s competition.

Barcelona pair Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi make the cut for the second season running, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is in for the memorable goal he struck for Juventus at Borussia Mönchengladbach on his comeback from a heart operation.

Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez is represented in both the overall goals and set-piece categories, where Cristiano Ronaldo is on the dead-ball list. And spare a thought for Bayern: three of the 15 goals on the lists came against them!

Best goals
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Borussia Mönchengladbach v Juventus)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona v Arsenal)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Roma)
Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético Madrid v Bayern München)
Juan Cuadrado (Bayern München v Juventus)
Alessandro Florenzi (Roma v Barcelona)
Alexandre Lacazette (Zenit v Olympique Lyonnais)
Oleg Shatov (Zenit v Gent)
Vierinha (Wolfsburg v Manchester United)
Hulk (Zenit v Olympique Lyonnais)

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Ronaldo fires in against Wolfsburg

Best set-piece goals
Talisca (Benfica v Bayern München)
Danijel Milićević (Olympique Lyonnais v Gent)
Miralem Pjanić (Bayer Leverkusen v Roma)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid v Wolfsburg)
Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético Madrid v Astana)

The lists were selected by the UEFA Technical Observers, comprising Sir Alex Ferguson, Mircea Lucescu, David Moyes, Jean-Paul Brigger, Mixu Paatelainen, Thomas Schaaf, Peter Rudbæk, Ginés Meléndez and Ioan Lupescu.


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