With the Champions League getting underway this evening, now looks the perfect time to asses Europe's deadliest strikers.

Strikers are crucial to a team's European charge and once again this season the best teams will be hoping their attackers can provide them with the goals needed to mount a challenge for Europe's greatest prize.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been left out of this list as they are not out-and-out strikers.

So, who will be the strikers that will be most feared in this campaign? Here's five of the best.

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