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European Golden Shoe Race Update

Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappe has massively cut his gap on Lionel Messi in the European Golden Shoe race, while Cristiano Ronaldo was overtaken by a former Real Madrid teammate.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in the European Golden Shoe race so far this season.

Messi failed to add to his tally this weekend, which gave Mbappe a chance to close in on the five-time Golden Shoe winner.

The 20-year-old responded with a hat trick in PSG's 3-1 victory over AS Monaco, taking his tally to 30 goals in Ligue 1 this season. He now sits just three goals, equating to six points, behind Messi in this year’s Golden Shoe ranking.

Fabio Quagliarella remained in third spot with 22 strikes, equating to 44 points, in Serie A, while Karim Benzema has moved up the ranking following his hat trick in Real Madrid's 3-0 over Athletic Bilbao.

The Frenchman has now scored 21 times in 2018/19, sitting on 42 points in the Golden Shoe ranking, while his former colleague Ronaldo remained on 19 strikes and 38 points.

Galatasaray's Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne is the highest-scoring player outside Europe’s top five leagues, appearing with 28 goals, which equate to 42 points (unlike Europe’s top leagues, who have a 2 multiplier, the Turkish league only has a 1.5 multiplier in the Golden Shoe ranking based on the league's UEFA coefficient), in joint-fourth place.

Read: Barca Star Explains Why He Couldn't Celebrate Messi's Goal

Both Messi and Mbappe still have five league games left to play in order to add to their Golden Shoe tallies in 2018/19.

Do you think Mbappe can catch Messi in this year’s Golden Shoe race? Have your say in the comments section below.

1) Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) – 33 goals/66 points

2) Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 30 goals/60 points

3) Fabio Qualiarella (Sampdoria) – 22 goals/44 points

4) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 21 goals/42 points

5) Mbaye Diagne (Kasimpasa/Galatasaray) – 28 goals/42 points [1.5 multiplier]

6) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 21 goals/42 points

7) Krzysztof Piatek (AC Milan) – 21 goals/42 points

8) Luuk de Jong (PSV) – 27 goals/40.5 points [1.5 multiplier]

9) Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) – 20 goals/40 points

10) Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) – 20 goals/40 points

11) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 19 goals/38 points

12) Nicolas Pepe (Lille) – 19 goals/38 points

13) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 19 goals/38 points

14) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 19 goals/38 points


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