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The Argentina international beat Mario Gomez and Cristiano Ronaldo to the individual trophy this term following his 14 strikes throughout the season

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has finished the 2011-12 Champions League campaign as top-scorer with 14 goals in 11 appearances, thus equalling Jose Altafini's European Cup record from 1962-63 for AC Milan.

The Argentina international netted twice against BATE, three times against Plzen and once versus Milan to make it six from five games in the group stages.

The 24-year-old then found the net on six more occasions in the two round-of-16 games against Bayer Leverkusen, before adding two more to his tally in the quarter-final tie against Milan.

Messi was unable to beat Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in the semi-finals, though, as Barca fell to a shock 3-2 defeat on aggregate.

THE TOP FIVE SCORERS FROM THE 2011-12 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
PLAYER CLUB GOALS MINUTES
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Barcelona
14 990
Mario Gomez (Germany)
Bayern Munich
12
1003
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Real Madrid
10
930
Karim Benzema (France)
Real Madrid 7
761
Didier Drogba (Cote d'Ivoire)
Chelsea
6 670

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez finished the campaign as runner-up following his 12 goals in 12 appearances.

Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Chelsea's Didier Drogba complete the top five with 10, seven and six goals respectively.

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