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Gerard Pique becomes joint highest scoring defender in the Champions League

Gerard Pique becomes joint highest scoring defender in the Champions League

Gerard Pique becomes joint highest scoring defender in the Champions League after scoring his 16th goal in Barca’s 1-0 win against Dynamo Kiev

Gerard Pique becomes joint highest scoring defender in the Champions League after scoring his 16th goal in the competition in Barca’s 1-0 win against Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Gerard Pique’s goal means that the Barca defender is now the joint top scorer in Europe’s most prestigious competition leveled with former Real Madrid  left back and legend Roberto Carlos.

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Gerard Pique’s goal also means that he has become the oldest Barca player (34y 260d) to have ever scored in the champions league surpassing former Barca player Sylvinho (34y 241d) who scored his last champions league goal for Barca against Shakhtar Donetsk in December 2008.

Gerard Pique’s strike (16 goals in 129 Champions league appearances) also means that he has surpassed former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos (15 goals in 129 Champions league appearances). Most important part be that Gerard Pique’s 16 goals have mainly been non penalty goals as opposed to Sergio Ramos with 2 penalties amongst his 15 goals.

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Gerard Pique’s lone goal was enough to help Barca secure their first Champions league goal and first champions league since the start of the 2021/2022 campaign. Pique’s goals also means that he is the first player other than Lionel Messi to score a goal for Barca in the Champions League since December 2020 when Ousmane Dembélé scored from the spot in their 3-0 win away to Hungarian side Ferencvaros

Here is the list of most goals by defenders in the Champions League

  1. Gerard Piqué – 16 goals
  2. Roberto Carlos – 16 goals
  3. Sergio Ramos – 15 goals
  4. Iván Helguera – 15 goals
  5. Dani Alves – 12 goals

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