UEFA Champions League: Ranking the Top Striker from Each of 8 Remaining Teams

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UEFA Champions League: Ranking the Top Striker from Each of 8 Remaining Teams
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The UEFA Champions League is now down to the quarterfinal stage, with this season's competition looking extremely exciting after some down-to-the-wire Last-16 ties.

Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Malaga, Real Madrid, Galatasaray, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are the eight remaining teams hoping for glory in Europe's biggest cup competition, and each side will be looking primarily to their main front men to score the goals to help them reach the semifinals.

As some of Europe's best teams, there is of course a plethora of impressive talent in the final third available to each club, and ranking them in order of ability is difficult at times, but that's what we've done here.

Two sets of criteria were applied to rank these players: First, to qualify as a striker, the player has to play in a central attacking role for his team on a regular basis, though the exact role he plays is unimportant, be it target man, second forward or any other tactical variation of an attacker.

Secondly, they were ranked partly in accordance with their performances from this season in the UEFA Champions League and also partly in terms of their general ability at club level shown over the past season or two.

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