After a long wait the UEFA Champions League is finally back. The tournament now moves from the group stages to the knockout rounds, beginning with the round of 16.
Each tie in the knockout rounds is a two legged affair, with the team scoring the most aggregate goals moving on to the next round.
When the knockout rounds begin, goals become even more important. After-all, you can't go to the next round if you don't score goals. While managers are looking for goals, they also must be very careful to ensure they don't concede any goals, especially the coveted away goal.
When you need goals, you look for your striker to pick them up. A manager who knows he has a great striker can afford to employ more defensive tactics, knowing that his striker alone may have enough ability to score without as much help.
For opposing managers, there are some strikers that cause a manager to lose sleep at night thinking about how he will stop them. While you need to score goals, you can't let up for even a minute against some players, for that may be enough to knock you out of the tournament.
Having a top striker in your team is a huge advantage in the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Here are the top 10 strikers that remain in the competition.