Islam Slimani (Sporting, Algeria)
In Lisbon, the debate over who should lead Sporting’s front line has been effectively put to bed. Though the Colombian Fredy Montero is the more technically accomplished option, Islam Slimani’s ruthlessness has proved indispensable for The Lions. The 26 year-old Algerian possesses an extremely efficient goal-scoring record in league play. He has already tallied four goals in five matches in the Portuguese Liga. In Europe, however, he has failed to find the mark in two matches. Sporting would welcome an away goal in Gelsenkirchen as the Lions chase their first win in the group stage.