The battle for the crown of European goalscorers continued during the weekend, with Lionel Messi still on top of the ranking with a significant lead over his rivals. This would be a sixth victory in the individual competition for the Barcelona star and a third consecutive one.
Despite not scoring during the weekend, Messi's position remains more than safe, as the players behind him, including Mbappe, Lewandowski, Piatek or Ronaldo did not score as well. On the other hand, 36-year-old Fabio Quagliarella was on the scoresheet and thus remains very high in contention for the award, even though it seems difficult to see Messi let anyone sniff to it. With six rounds to go in most European competitions, a 6-goal advantage seems almost impossible to erase, especially considering the consistency and manner in which the Blaugrana star continues to score week by week. However, it can still be interesting to see how some of the mini-duels end, like for example the battle between two countrymen: Robert Lewandowski and Krzysztof Piątek.
Click on the gallery to see the top 10 in the running for the European Golden Shoe.
Get your Serie A news faster with our free app, donwnload it here:
European Golden Shoe: Messi with an enormous lead, Piatek equals Lewandowski, Ronaldo behind
European Golden Shoe: Messi still on top, Ronaldo 4th, 3 Serie A players in top 10
Roma-Fiorentina, total agreement for Veretout: the details
Revealed: Napoli's super offer for Pepe
Exclusive: Four Serie A teams interested in Llorente, reveals agent
AC Milan to play their first pre-season friendly tomorrow
Official: Perin fails Benfica medical but the deal is not off; the details
Juventus stock continues to fall despite de Ligt announcement
Inter, contacts with the agent of Darmian: the details
Milan, Hernandez and Krunic's presentation to take place tomorrow
Juve, Ronaldo enjoys the afternoon off with tea - Photo
Inter could sell Romanian youngster for €10m