Bookmakers cut the Argentine star even further to finish at the top of this season's Champions League scoring charts after Barcelona's favourable draw
|Champions League Golden Boot - Bet365
|Player (total goals to date)
|Lionel Messi (6)
|Mario Gomez (6)
|Cristiano Ronaldo (3)
|Karim Benzema (4)
|Robin van Persie (3)
|Edinson Cavani (4)
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic (4)
|Bafetimbi Gomis (5)
Cristiano Ronaldo, has some catching up to do as indicated by his 11/2 price. He is three goals behind the leader but with Real Madrid handed a good draw against CSKA Moscow, such a long price could be serious value.
Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez has seen his price cut to 3/1. Bayern were one of the big winners from the last 16 draw and with Gomez’s impressive recent form, he could have plenty of opportunities to challenge Messi.
Edinson Cavani, who will line up for Napoli against Chelsea in the next round has drifted to 25/1 from 20/1 pre-draw. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also priced at 25's after AC Milan were paired with Arsenal in the last 16.
Robin van Persie has notched 15 league goals for the Gunners already this season and at 18/1, he could be worth an each way bet for more optimistic punters.
One of the biggest winners is Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, despite scoring four goals in the final group game he was a longshot 28/1 before his side were paired with APOEL. The Frenchman is now 20/1 and with five goals under his belt already, that tally could be improved as the tournament progresses.