How's the race for European Golden Shoe 2019-2020 shaping up?
There are several players vying for the prestigious European Golden Shoe for the 2019-20 season. The award is presented to the leading goal-scorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. The highest ranked leagues are taken into consideration. Lionel Messi (6) has the most awards and is the holder. Here are players in the European Golden Shoe race.
Messi would vie for a seventh European Golden Shoe
Messi is currently the highest goal-scorer in La Liga this season. On Saturday, he smashed four goals against Eibar and now has 18 this season. Notably, Messi has won the award for the last three seasons. Over the last 11 seasons, La Liga has dominated the show, winning the same on each occasion. With 13 matches to go, Messi could steal the show.
Ciro Immobile leading the show in Serie A
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile has been in a stellar run of form this season in the Serie A. The Italian striker has netted 26 league goals this season and is leading the proceedings. Lazio are second in the standings and with 14 matches to go for the side, Immobile can break La Liga dominance and script his name in the awards list.
Bundesliga: Lewandowski and Werner in brilliant run of form
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is one of the celebrated strikers in world football. The Polish international is having a brilliant season in the Bundesliga for champions Bayern. He has scored 25 goals this season and leads second-placed Timo Werner, who has netted 21 for RB Leipzig. Both players will be challenging for the honors in an exciting period ahead.
Other players who can spark a fight
Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 21 goals for Juventus in the Serie A this term. The Portuguese is on a great run of late and has scored in 11 successive Serie A matches. Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku (17) could be in fray. Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (17) is the highest goal-scorer in the Premier League. In Ligue 1, Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder has 16 goals.