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European Golden Shoe Update, Messi Cuts Gap On CR7

Lionel Messi has climbed in the European Golden Shoe standing, cutting his gap on Cristiano Ronaldo after his four-goal showing on the weekend, while there is also an African superstar in the top 10.

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in the European Golden Shoe race so far this season!

Messi was the top performer of the past weekend, netting four goals in FC Barcelona's 5-0 win over Eibar, which saw him climb back into contention for the European Golden Shoe.

He has now scored 18 goals in LaLiga, which equates to 36 points in the ranking, and sees him sitting in sixth place.

Despite cutting his deficit on Ronaldo to just three goals, he is still some way off Lazio forward Ciro Immobile, who is at the top of the pile after scoring his 27th league goal this campaign, equating to 54 points.

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Robert Lewandowski follows with 25 goals and 50 points, before Ronaldo and Timo Werner round up the top three with 21 strikes and 42 points each.

Erling Haaland is also on 42 points, but his total is divided into 24 points from 16 goals during his stint at Red Bull Salzburg, with these strikes being multiplied by 1.5 due to the Austrian Bundesliga's lower ranking in UEFA's coefficient system, plus another 18 points from his nine strikes since joining Borussia Dortmund, with goals from the German Bundesliga being multiplied by two.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently the highest-ranked African star with 17 Premier League goals and 34 points following his brace against Everton on the weekend.

Read: Messi Makes History After Four-Goal Haul

Do you think anyone can catch Immobile in the European Golden Shoe race? Have your say in the comments section below.

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