UEFA Champions League 2018/19 group stage will come to close tonight. On Tuesday, it was drama everywhere as expected. Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham went through at the expense of Napoli and Inter Milan. It means the English League has four teams in the round of 16 this year. Manchester Clubs are already through which means they will field weak teams tonight. Today, we want to look at the all-time highest scoring defenders in UEFA Champions League.
5. Sergio Ramos- 11 Goals
Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez dabbed yesterday, which obviously means that Paul Pogba is joining Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos is one of the most consistent players in Europe today. He is a natural leader on the pitch. He does not fear getting booked or red carded because he is a warrior. The legendary center-back has netted 11 goals in Europe alone for the Los Blancos. We all remember that crucial equalizer in the last minute in the final against Atletico Madrid. He does not score tap-ins. Former Real Madrid and AS Roma defender Christian Panucci also netted 11 goals in UEFA Champions League.
4. Dani Alves- 12 Goals
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Paris Saint-Germain signed Dani Alves last summer from Juventus. The former Barcelona and Sevilla fullback is a threat going forward. He is good defensively but he offers more to the team in the final third. The 34-year-old Brazilian has netted 12 goals in 152 appearances in Europe. This season is looking good for PSG after a little scare when the European season started. They are through to the last 16 as Group winners which means they might be able to avoid the big boys.
3.Gerard Piqué- 13 Goals
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Barcelona will be determined to go past the quarter-final stage after going out in that level for the last three seasons. In 2017/18 season, they suffered a shock second leg defeat against Serie A side AS Roma despite winning the first leg at Camp Nou 4-1. The Catalan central defender Gerrard Pique has so far scored 13 UEFA Champions League goals.