The UEFA Champions League, one of the most anticipated football leagues in the world, witnessed some exciting contests in the previous season with Liverpool eventually coming out on top. Now, it is time the decision is made regarding who the best forward of the season is and a three-man shortlist has been prepared by the UEFA. Two of the three players selected in the list are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two absolute legends of the game are joined by Liverpool forward Sadio Mane who was splendid in the Champions League. However, one striker who was expected to make it to the top three misses out and it is another Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Notably, Salah scored a penalty in the initial minutes of the Champions League final which turned out to be the match deciding moment in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Notably, Lionel Messi scored a dozen goals in the tournament as Barcelona reached the semi-final where they were beaten by Liverpool. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo scored six goals for Juventus where they were beaten by Ajax in the quarter-final. Although Messi seems to be favourite, Mane might have a chance too as he was part of the tournament winning side.

The results for the same will be out on 25 August when the Champions League group stage draw for the forthcoming season will also be announced.