Top 5 Champions League players

Published 04/24/2015, 11:12 AM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo unselfishly set up team-mate Javier Hernandez for the winning goal that saw Real Madrid progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League, ahead of Atletico.

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And – in light of the Portugal superstar’s match winning assist, we take a look at just who are the top goal-scorers and assist-makers in recent seasons in the Champions League.

Take a look at the top five over the past three seasons below.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Goals & assists – 43

The Santiago Bernabeu hero is a goalscoring phenomenon, but his assist record is just as impressive. Wednesday night’s assist for Javier Hernandez was the 19th of his season so far…

Lionel Messi

Goals & assists – 30

It’s no surprise to see the Argentine magician boasting such impressive stats – but rival Cristiano Ronaldo is proving too hot to handle, even for the four-time World Player of the Year.

Robert Lewandowski

Goals & assists – 26

After a difficult start with the German giants, the powerful Poland international has blossomed under Pep Guardiola, becoming one of the best strikers in the world.

Thomas Muller

Goals & assists – 25

The German is a key player for club and country. Despite his technical ability being some way off the others on this list, his work-rate and desire on the pitch makes the striker a joy to watch – and he’s pretty nifty in from of goal, too.

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Karim Benzema

Goals & assists – 25

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Most players might feel intimidated by having to keep up with the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo, but the France international is certainly offering his fair share in the Real Madrid attack.

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Pranav Kuchimanchi

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