At the halfway point of matchday two of the Champions League group stage, one man has fought off all competition so far to lead the standings as the top scorer in the competition. 

Tottenham’s Harry Kane was at his brilliant best once again as his hat-trick inspired spurs to a 3-0 away win at Apeol Niscosia. 

This was the north London clubs second win in as many games in the group stage after a fine 3-1 win against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at Wembley a fortnight ago.

Local lad Kane scored two of those goals taking his tally up to five goals in the opening two games – not bad going considering he’s had five shots on target. 

In Pictures | Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid | 26/09/2017

The only players on Kane’s tail currently are Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, and Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder. 

Both players reached four goals on matchday two when Ronaldo scored a brace in Real’s 3-1 win at Dortmund, and Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick in their 3-0 win at home to struggling Maribor. 

Champions League top scorers | 2017-18

Player Clubs Goals
Harry Kane Tottenham 5
Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla 4
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
Felipe Pardo Olympiakos 2
Lionel Messi Barcelona 2
Vincent Aboubakar Porto 2
Ryan Babel Besiktas 2
Anderson Talisca Besiktas 2
John Stones Manchester City  2
Edinson Cavani PSG 2

Other players looking likely to challenge for the accolade are in European action tonight, with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona travelling to Sporting, while Paris Saint-Germain and their three attacking aces – Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe host Bayern Munich in arguably the game of the night on Wednesday. 

Manchester United travel to Russia looking for their second victory in the competition. They face CSKA Moscow in the VEB Arena. Romelu Lukaku will look to continue his sizzling start to the season, scoring seven goals in seven appearances in all competitions – failing to score in just one competitive game so far this season.