- Cesc Fabregas becomes the fourth Spaniard to score 20 goals in the Champions League.
- Raul, Fernando Morientes and Fernando Torres make up the rest of the foursome.
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Cesc Fabregas aligned himself with some of the greatest Spanish strikers to ever grace the game with his goal against Qarabag on Wednesday evening.
Fabregas formerly had somewhat of a reputation as a goal-scoring midfielder. He produced prolific campaigns during spells with both Arsenal and Barcelona, but his highest goal-haul to date in a Chelsea shirt is just seven.
Despite that, Fabregas was entrusted to take a penalty when Chelsea were 2-0 up against Qarabag in Baku – and made no mistake from 12-yards, even with the referee forcing him to retake the spot-kick.
In scoring the goal, Fabregas joined an illustrious group of Spanish players to find the back of the net 20 times in the Champions League, as revealed by Opta.
4 – Cesc Fabregas is the fourth Spanish player to hit the 20-goal mark in the Champions League (Raul 71, Fernando Morientes 33, Fernando Torres 20). Arriba.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2017
Can he make it to number one?
Quite frankly – no.
His goal against Qarabag drew him level with Torres’ career tally of 20 – but the other two will be much harder to catch.
Morientes scored 33 goals in the Champions League, whereas Raul scored 71 – if Fabregas caught the latter, we’d be very impressed.