UEFA Europa League 2020-21 top goalscorer
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The UEFA Europa League Round of 16 has ended and the eight qualified teams will now battle in the Quarter-Finals. The teams that will compete in the quarterfinals are Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma, Villarreal, Ajax, Granada, Slavia Prague, and Dinamo Zagreb. The other title race that is heating up is one for the leading goalscorer, where four players have a chance to claim the prize.
Borja Mayoral, Paco Alcacer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Lukas Julis are DraftKings' foremost picks to win the scoring title in Europe's top competition. Each has a case for themselves and with a lot to play for each one could end up becoming the top goalscorer.
Pizzi of Benfica and Yusuf Yazici of Lille have seven goals, but their teams have been knocked out of the competition. The only players who have managed more than five goals and whose club is still in the competition are Borja Mayoral with seven goals, and Mislav Orsic and Paco Alcacer with five goals each. Here are the 4 top picks to become the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 top goalscorer.
Borja Mayoral to become the Europa League top goalscorer
Roma striker Borja Mayoral has so far managed a total of seven Europa League goals. He has netted twice against Cluj and Shakhtar Donetsk, two against Braga, and one against Young Boys. The Spanish ace, who is still a Real Madrid player on loan to the Serie A side, can boast of adding another six goals in the Italian league.
Paco Alcacer to become the Europa League top goalscorer
Paco Alcacer is tied to Dinamo Zagreb's attacking midfielder Mislav Orsic with five goals in the competition up to this phase. Alcacer has put his name on the scoresheet vs Sivasspor and Qarabag twice, and once against Salzburg. The 27-year-old striker, who also has five goals in La Liga to his account, previously spent three seasons at Barcelona and two at Borussia Dortmund, one of which on loan from the Blaugrana.
Mislav Orsic to become the Europa League top goalscorer
Croatian winger Mislav Orsic might sound like a surprise name here, but he definitely deserved to be considered as one of the best players in the UEL so far. The 28-year-old single-handedly eliminated Tottenham from the competition in the Round of 16 return leg, after Spurs gambled a 2-0 lead from the first game. Orsic scored a hat-trick in that match, and he has also netted once against CSKA Moscow and Krasnodar each, reaching a total of four goals in Europe this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to become the Europa League top goalscorer
Aubameyang of Arsenal has scored three goals in the Europa League this season. The Gabon international netted a brace against Benfica, and he also scored against Rapid Vienna. Those three goals have helped him climb in the 15th position on the all-time leading Europa League goalscorers list with a total of 22 goals in 40 matches.
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