This week's opening Champions League quarter-final seconds legs made it patently clear that at the very highest level clinical strikers make the difference between success and failure, just ask Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain fans.

Three minutes from time in their last-eight clash a poacher's finish from super sub Demba Ba put Chelsea through to the semi-finals by the slimmest of margins, with PSG left to rue Edinson Cavani's miss from point blank-range at the other end as they crashed out of the competition in dramatic circumstances.

Borussia Dortmund also lacked the quality to turn their fantastic second-leg effort against Real Madrid into tangible success last night, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan amongst the guilty parties as a host of late chances to take the tie into extra-time went begging.

Cavani in particular is a player paid big money to be ruthless in the final third, but after the Uruguay marksman came up short it's well worth picking out which star strikers have a proven track record of taking chances when they come in Europe's elite club competition.

With that precious commodity in mind GMS has decided to crunch the numbers and find the top 25 forwards in terms of shot accuracy, a list full of fantastic players who can be counted on to hold their nerve and test goalkeepers when it matters most.

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