Champions League top scorers: History-making Ronaldo leads from Cavani & Neymar

The 2017-18 Champions League is well under way and the race to see who will finish as the tournament's top goalscorer is already heating up.

Cristiano Ronaldo was last season's top scorer with 12 goals as Real Madrid clinched their second Champions League title in a row and he narrowly edged out long-time rival Lionel Messi, who scored 11.

The likes of Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and the precocious Kylian Mbappe were also among the contenders last term.

With the tournament already serving up plenty of goals, we bring you the latest Champions League top scorer ranking.

WHO IS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP GOALSCORER IN 2017-18?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League 2017/18

Ronaldo currently leads the way with nine goals in six games, while Tottenham star Harry Kane has company in second place as Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sevilla's Wissam Ben Yedder join him on six goals.

Champions League 2017-18 top goalscorers:

*Correct as of games played on December 6, 2017

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 9
=2 Neymar PSG 6
=2 Harry Kane Tottenham 6
=2 Edinson Cavani PSG 6
=2 Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla 6
=2 Roberto Firmino Liverpool 6
=7 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 5
=7 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 5
=7 Vincent Aboubakar Porto 5
=10 Cenk Tosun Besiktas 4
=10 Raheem Sterling Manchester City 4
=10 Dimitri Oberlin Basel 4
=10 Kylian Mbappe PSG 4
=10 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 4
=10 Anderson Talisca Besiktas 4
=10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 4

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP SCORER ODDS

Lionel Messi Barcelona

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to finish as the top scorer in the 2017-18 Champions League, according to dabblebet . The Portuguese is rated at 13/8 to repeat the feat this season.

Ronaldo is followed by Lionel Messi , who is priced at 9/2, while Harry Kane  comes next at 6/1.  Edinson Cavani is priced at 6/1 and his PSG team-mate  Neymar is deemed an 7/1 bet. Manchester United striker  Romelu Lukaku and Bayern Munich forward  Robert Lewandowski (both 22/1) are considered outside bets.

The chances of Barca's Luis Suarez (40/1), Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (33/1) or Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain (28/1) winning the award are fairly slim.