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European Golden Shoe Update, 3rd Place Slips Away From CR7!

While Lionel Messi has all but secured his record-breaking sixth European Golden Shoe, Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of finishing in third place took a dent after he was overtaken by two Africans on the weekend.

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Messi remained at the top of the ranking with 34 goals, equating to 68 points, despite failing to add to his tally after his strike in FC Barcelona's 2-0 win over Getafe was recorded as an own goal by Mauro Arambarri.

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However, his closest rival Kylian Mbappe is still suspended and will only be able to feature again in Paris Saint-Germain's final game of the campaign. As a consequence, the French sensation stayed on 30 strikes and 60 points.

Meanwhile, Fabio Quagliarella keeps on scoring in Serie A and has now netted 26 goals in 2018/19. With just two games left to be played in Italy's top flight, it seems that Ronaldo, who is on 21 league goals, will struggle to beat the 36-year-old to the Capocannoniere title, as well as third place in the Golden Shoe race.

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After failing to score in Juventus' 2-0 defeat to AS Roma on Sunday, Ronaldo has fallen further down the ranking, with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who shared the 2018/19 Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah, jumped a goal ahead of him following their braces on the weekend.

Do you think Ronaldo can still climb up this year's Golden Shoe ranking, with two Serie A games still to be played? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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