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Messi Heads CL Top Scorer Betting

Cristiano Ronaldo was the leading scorer in the Champions League last season for the sixth year in succession, but it is Lionel Messi who leads the betting to be the top goalscorer in this year’s competition.

Messi topped the scoring charts for four consecutive seasons prior to Ronaldo’s run and shared the honour with the Portuguese star and Neymar in 2014/15.

With Ronaldo having won the award as a Manchester United player in 2007/08, football’s two leading stars have been unsurpassed for 11 years, since Kaka scored 10 goals for Milan in the 2006/07 season.

Messi, who will come up against Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven and Inter in the group stage, is a best price of 5/1 with Bet365 and Betfred.

The 31-year-old has scored 4 goals in 5 games so far, bagging braces in home games against Alaves and Huesca. Ronaldo, the all-time leading scorer in the Champions League, scored his first goals for Juve’s in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.

Juve will face Manchester United, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H and Ronaldo is at 6/1 with Bet365 and Betfred.

Sergio Aguero is an 8/1* chance with Coral, but Mo Salah looks a much better bet at 12/1* with the same firm having scored 10 goals in last season’s run to the final.

*All odds quoted are subject to change