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Champions league Top goal scorer so far this season.

Crunch time has arrived for the remaining Champions League teams ahead of the second legs of their last-16 ties next month.

With the competition entering its latter stages, the race to be crowned top scorer is also hotting up as the world's most lethal forwards compete.

We run through the favourites to see who is in the mix.

Mohamed Salah (eight goals, two assists)

Despite Liverpool current performance, the star Mohamed Salah has been on fire this season and scored his eighth goal in just seven matches to hand his side a 2-0 lead over Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 showdown.

Unfortunately for the Egyptian, the Reds went on to lose 5-2 at Anfield and face a monumental task to make the quarter-finals.

Kylian Mbappe (seven goals, three assists)

World Cup Golden Boot winner Kylian Mbappe has enjoyed a prolific campaign but faces a battle to come out on top.

With Paris Saint-Germain heading to Bayern Munich trailing 1-0 on aggregate, the Frenchman and his team-mates will know they have a huge challenge on their hands to overcome the German giants.

Kylian Mbappe will need to inspire a comeback in Munich

Vinicius Junior (six goals, two assists)

Vinicius Junior struck twice against Liverpool in a huge boost to his chances of personal and team glory.

Despite a disappointing season in LaLiga, Los Blancos will fancy their chances of going all the way in Europe and the Brazilian could emerge as the continent's foremost goalscorer if they do.

Mehdi Taremi (five goals, two assists)

Mehdi Taremi has been enjoying a prolific season season and after failing to score in his first two European outings, he hit five in his next three to send Porto into the last 16.

He did not register in a 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan but could right that wrong when the Serie A outfit head to Portugal in the reverse clash.

Joao Mario (five goals, one assist)

Joao Mario was on target in Benfica's win at Club Brugge

Joao Mario scored Benfica's opener from the penalty spot in their 2-0 last-16 triumph over Club Brugge in Belgium.

And he will fancy his chances of adding to his tally on home soil with the Portuguese outfit huge favourites to go through.

Erling Haaland (five goals)

Erling Haaland averages over a goal a game in the Champions League but drew a blank in Manchester City's 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig.

The Norwegian remains the bookies' favourite for the crown and will be desperate to click back into gear when the Bundesliga team visit the Etihad in the second leg.

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