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Messi Climbs Back To Top Of Golden Shoe Table

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Climbs Back To Top Of European Golden Shoe Table

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By David Kappel - Apr 09, 2018 07:17 PM @kappilinho

Following his match-winning hat-trick on Saturday, FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has climbed back to the top of the European Golden Shoe table, while Cristiano Ronaldo is slowly moving up the top 10. 

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The Argentine bagged a treble in his side's 3-1 win over Leganes on the weekend, and those strikes took his LaLiga tally for the current campaign to 29 goals, which means he now sits joint-top of the European Golden Shoe standings.

Messi joins Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who sat out the Merseyside derby draw on the weekend, at the top of the ranking. The duo's 29 league strikes equate to 58 points in the European Golden Shoe ranking, with their leagues' accumulator being rated as "two" by UEFA.

Ciro Immobile follows with 54 points after scoring his 27th Serie A goal of the campaign on Sunday, while Robert Lewandowski sits just outside the top three, with the Poland striker having scored 26 Bundesliga goals, equating to 52 points.

Benfica striker Jonas is the only player from outside Europe's top five leagues among the current top 10. His 33 goals are only multiplied by 1.5 because the Portuguese Liga NOS is not considered among Europe's elite divisions.

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Edinson Cavani, Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane follow with 24 goals and 48 points each, while Cristiano Ronaldo has climbed into ninth position after scoring 19 goals in his last 10 league appearances. He now has 23 strikes and 46 points, one spot ahead of Luis Suarez, who completes the top 10 with 22 goals and 44 points.

Who do you think will win the European Golden Shoe this season? Does Ronaldo still have a chance to reach the top? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 10, 2018 03:16 PM
Eish man man man I want Salah to win golden boot
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raagopalesa Joined: 31 May 2017
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raagopalesa Apr 10, 2018 12:12 PM
Mohamed Salah will win this golden boot..
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nazzi the second Apr 10, 2018 09:31 AM
people don't realise that messi has a tougher job than ronaldo, messi has to compete with suarez who is one of the deadliest strikers, messi is not always in the box like CR7 , messi has to dribble past more players to reach the goal, ronaldo is always in the box waiting for opportunities and he is very smart at that, messi makes barca tick,
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Thagalekgwara Apr 10, 2018 08:03 AM
Celebrating the league title while others are chasing 4 3rd position..kikikikiki
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Thagalekgwara Apr 10, 2018 08:00 AM
Nothing new..we all know dat out of those top 10..Barca must hav 2 or 3 players..unlyk our neighbours who alwys hav 1..kikikiki
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 10, 2018 07:58 AM
Messi will win everything
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 10, 2018 07:55 AM
God Save the King
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MR E Apr 10, 2018 01:50 AM
Messi will win the golden boot
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munyaradzied.masango@facebook.com Apr 09, 2018 11:00 PM
Lion of Messi wil be no1 wen de season end
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Nick#10 Apr 09, 2018 09:44 PM
Unstoppable
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Tshidi lerato Apr 09, 2018 09:06 PM
The little man the goat lion of juda LM10
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jaylee wayela Apr 09, 2018 08:49 PM
The king will always be on top

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