Man Utd and Liverpool star among contenders for Champions League goal of the season | Soccer

Manchester United v Villarreal CF: Group F – UEFA Champions League

Alex Telles unleashed a memorable punch against Villarreal in September (Image: Getty Images)

Manchester United’s Alex Telles and Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara have both made the top 10 Champions League goals of the season for their memorable performances this season.

UEFA’s Technical Observers Panel has selected the top 10 goals of the past year, with Karim Benzema emerging as the winner.

The Real Madrid superstar’s first goal in his hat-trick against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge topped the UEFA judges’ charts as it beat team-mate Vinicius Junior’s goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stage.

Telles’ strike against Villarreal finished sixth in the group and Thiago’s goal against Porto finished tenth in a star-studded line-up that included Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.

Goal of tournament results

1 Karim Benzema (Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid) – quarter-final first leg

2 Vinícius Júnior (Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5 Real Madrid) – group stage

3 Kylian Mbappé (Paris 1-0 Real Madrid) – Round of 16 first leg

4 Robert Lewandowski (Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Bayern) – group stage

5 Marco Asensio (Real Madrid 2-0 Inter) – group stage

6 Alex Telles (Manchester United 2-1 Villarreal) – group stage

7 Sebastien Thill (Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff) – group stage

8 Rodrygo (Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea) – quarter-final second leg

9 Lionel Messi (Paris 2-0 Manchester City) – group stage

10 Thiago Alcántara (Liverpool 2-0 Porto) – group stage

While the order of the top 10 was chosen by the UEFA jury, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite goal and another of the contenders could prevail in the popular vote.

All goals can be seen here.

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