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Lionel Messi wins Champions League Goal of the Group Stage | UEFA Champions League

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Nearly 200,000 votes were cast for UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, with Lionel Messi’s sensational Matchday 2 effort for Paris against Manchester City topping the poll, presented by Heineken.

Goal of the Group Stage

The goal – a stunning first-time strike after a neat exchange with Kylian Mbappé – was Messi’s first for the club; Paris ran out 2-0 winners. Thiago Alcántara’s searing shot for Liverpool against Porto was second, with Robert Lewandowski’s stunning bicycle kick on Matchday 5 coming in third.

Messi’s goal received nearly a quarter of the total vote. There were ten goals nominated in all, with fans able to vote from 10:00 CET on Monday 13 December until 12:00 CET on Friday 17 December.

UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage

1. Lionel Messi, Paris 2-0 Manchester City (Matchday 2) – 22% of the vote

2. Thiago Alcántara, Liverpool 2-0 Porto (Matchday 5) – 14%

3. Robert Lewandowski, Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Bayern (Matchday 5) – 13%

4. Alex Telles, Manchester United 2-1 Villarreal (Matchday 2) – 12%

5. Vinícius Júnior, Shakhtar 0-5 Real Madrid (Matchday 3) – 10%

6. Marco Asensio, Real Madrid 2-0 Inter (Matchday 5) – 10%

7. Sébastien Thill, Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff (Matchday 2) – 8%

8. Mason Greenwood, Manchester United 1-1 Young Boys (Matchday 6) – 7%

9. Adama Traore, Sheriff 2-0 Shakhtar (Matchday 1) – 3%

10. Lukas Nmecha, Wolfsburg 2-1 Salzburg (Matchday 4) – 1%



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