Top 5 players with the most goals and assists in the UEFA Champions League this season
Matchday 5 of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League saw five more teams join the qualified trio of Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Paris St. Germain in the knockout stage of the competition after Christmas.
With Galatasaray scoring their first goal of this season's competition, in a 1-1 home draw with Club Brugge, all 32 teams in the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League have scored at least once.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain's 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid marked the first two goals they conceded in the competition this season. The stalemate in the Spanish capital meant that German champions Bayern Munich are the only team to have won on each of the five Matchdays.
When RB Salzburg's striker Patson Zaka opened the scoring in the Austrian team's 4-1 win at Genk, it made Zambia the 103rd different country to provide a goal-scorer in the UEFA Champions League.
A goal-rich Matchday saw over 50 goals scored for the fourth-consecutive Matchday this season. On that note, let us meet the 5 players with the most goals and assists in this season's competition.
#5: Hakim Ziyech (Ajax): 2 goals and 5 assists
With 5 assists from 5 games, Ajax's Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech has the most assists in this season's Champions League
Ziyech kickstarted his exploits this season when he provided an assist in Ajax's 3-0 home win over LOSC Lille on Matchday 1. The 26-year-old scored his first goal of this season's competition in his team's 3-0 away win in Valencia on the second Matchday before providing a hat-trick of assists in a thrilling 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
Continuing his good European form, Ziyech had a hand in both of Ajax's goals in the Eredivisie side's 2-0 away win at LOSC Lille on Matchday 5, scoring one and providing an assist.
#4: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): 5 goals and 2 assists
The Kingston-born English striker scored a goal and provided an assist in Manchester City's 2-0 home win over Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on Matchday 2 before scoring his first hat-trick in the competition and providing 2 assists in the English champions' 5-1 home win over tournament debutants Atalanta.
Raheem Sterling also scored in City's 1-1 draw away at Atalanta on Matchday 4.
The 24-year-old is one of 6 players to have scored 5 (or more) goals in this season's Champions League.
#3: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur): 5 goals and 2 assists
Like his Premier League colleague at Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Min Son also has 5 goals and 2 assists in this season's Champions League.
Son opened the scoring for Tottenham in their Matchday 2 home game with Bayern Munich before the Bavarian giants burst through the floodgates and condemned Spurs to their worst ever home defeat (2-7).
The South Korean striker then scored a pair of braces in Tottenham's home and away wins over Crvena Zvezda before providing an assist in a come-from-behind 4-2 home win over Olympiacos which sealed Spurs' passage to the Round of 16.
With 5 goals in this season's Champions League, Son has registered his best season-goal tally in the competition, after scoring four times in each of the two previous editions.