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Euro 2020: Ranking the 5 best attackers at the tournament

Varun Totadri
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#3 Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)

Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick's performances for the Czech Republic at Euro 2020 were nothing short of sensational. The Bayer Leverkusen striker proved to be the talisman for his country this summer, scoring five goals in as many appearances to take his team to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, where they lost to Denmark.

Schick's strike from the half-line against Scotland in the Czech Republic's opening group game of Euro 2020 is widely considered to be one of the greatest goals in the history of the European Championships.

The striker was labelled one of the brightest young prospects in Europe during his time with AS Roma in Serie A. The steep decline in his career resulted in many pundits branding him 'overrated'. Schick has, however, proven his doubters wrong, and has now become one of the hottest properties in European football.


#2 Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian superstar enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career with Inter Milan before arriving at Euro 2020. Romelu Lukaku scored 24 goals in 36 Serie A appearances, helping the Nerazzurri win their first Scudetto in more than a decade.

Belgium's all-time record goalscorer lived up to expectations at Euro 2020, scoring four goals in five games before the Red Devils were shown the door by eventual winners Italy in the last eight.

The former Manchester United striker was Belgium's talisman in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard. Despite scoring a penalty in the quarter-finals against Italy, Lukaku was unable to take Belgium past Roberto Mancini's side, though.


#1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Many didn't expect Cristiano Ronaldo to make the kind of impact he did at Euro 2020, despite his team ending their title defence in the Round of 16.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was coming off a season, where he scored 36 goals in 44 appearances. But Ronaldo was criticised for his inability to help Juventus retain the Serie A title and reach the latter stages of the Champions League. Despite his club future being uncertain, Ronaldo showed his class and pedigree in Portugal colours at Euro 2020.

The 36-year-old scored five goals in just four appearances at the tournament, where he was his country's standout performer. Ronaldo, the only player to score in five different European Championships, is the competition's all-time top scorer with 14 goals.

However, despite Ronaldo's exploits, Portugal's other star players failed to come to the party at Euro 2020. After narrowly avoiding an embarrassing group-stage exit, Portugal lost to Belgium in the Round of 16.


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Edited by Bhargav

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