When you have been requested who had the perfect minutes-per-goal ratio within the high 5 European leagues this season the standard suspects would crop up.
Cristiano Ronaldo has 5 targets in as many outings for Manchester United – then again, Lionel Messi has solely scored as soon as since his transfer to Paris St-Germain.
How about Robert Lewandowski, with 13 targets already for Bayern Munich? Actual Madrid striker Karim Benzema or Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland?
In truth it is none of them – however relatively Lewandowski’s Bayern team-mate Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as an alternative.
The Cameroon worldwide got here off the bench to attain his seventh objective of the marketing campaign within the German membership’s 5-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv within the Champions League.
And regardless of being Lewandowski’s back-up, Choupo-Moting has the perfect strike-rate amongst gamers who’ve made not less than 5 appearances in 2020-21.
|Participant||Apps||Minutes||Objectives||Minutes per objective|
|Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich)||8||187||7||27|
|Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)||5||126||3||42|
|Andrea Petagna (Napoli)||7||51||1||51|
|Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)||9||744||13||57|
|Yoane Wissa (Brentford)||5||229||4||57|
|Statistics supplied by Opta|
Add in his three assists as nicely and Choupo-Moting is both scoring or making a objective each 18.7 minutes.
Choupo-Moting spent a number of years taking part in in Germany with Hamburg, Mainz and Schalke earlier than he was catapulted into the European elite following a 12 months within the Premier League with Stoke Metropolis.
When he left, he surprisingly joined PSG in 2018 the place he gained two Ligue 1 titles and picked up a Champions League runner-up medal throughout two years on the Parc des Princes earlier than becoming a member of Bayern final October.
The accolades have continued to wrack up since his transfer to Bavaria, with the Fifa World Membership Cup title and a Bundesliga triumph final season.
His scoring streak might not final, however his type should really feel a world away from 5 targets in 30 league outings for Stoke in 2017-18.
In the meantime, Choupo-Moting has been named within the Cameroon squad for his or her two group matches in opposition to Mozambique within the present stage of African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
The Indomitable Lions, who’re second in Group D behind leaders Ivory Coast, face Mozambique on 8 October and 11 October.
The ten group winners progress to subsequent 12 months’s play-offs to determine Africa’s 5 representatives in Qatar.