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Salah Unable To Catch Messi In Golden Shoe Race

Mohamed Salah Unable To Catch Lionel Messi In ESM Golden Shoe Race

By David Kappel - May 14, 2018 07:17 PM @kappilinho

Despite his record Premier League goal on the weekend, Mohamed Salah was unable to catch Lionel Messi in the European Golden Shoe race, and will not become the first African to lift the prestigious accolade this season as a result.

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The Egyptian broke the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League campaign, jointly held by Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo, on Sunday.

However, his solitary strike in Liverpool's 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion was not enough for him to upstage Messi in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

The Argentine remained at the top of the ranking on 34 strikes, equating to 68 points, and it now seems only a formality that he will to finish as Europe's top goalscorer for a record-breaking fifth time.

Harry Kane, meanwhile, made the biggest jump in the ranking, climbing to third spot following his brace in Tottenham Hotspur's 5-4 goal bonanza against Leicester City.

Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile follow in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with 29 strikes each, and, while the Bayern Munich striker's season is over, Immobile is the only player who – in theory – could still beat Messi to the Golden Shoe.

Similar to LaLiga, there is one more gameweek in Serie A, but Immobile would need to score more than six goals to overtake Messi. Sixth-placed Mauro Icardi also has one more chance to add to his tally, but he would need to score seven goals in order to outscore the current leader.

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Further down the ranking, Cristiano Ronaldo remained in ninth position as he is still recovering from his latest injury scare and is being rested by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Do you think Salah can repeat his brilliant goalscoring form next season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 16, 2018 12:19 AM
Messi is the king, it's going to be him again this season
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal May 15, 2018 04:33 PM
Eish I really wanted Mohamed Salah to win golden shoe
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Ijustblog May 15, 2018 07:38 AM
@Machine_Gun_Killer this is how it works;Goals scored in the top five leagues according to the UEFA coefficients list are multiplied by a factor of two, goals scored in the leagues ranked six to 21 are multiplied by a factor of 1.5, and goals scored in leagues ranked 22 and below are multiplied by a factor of 1.[2] Thus, goals scored in higher ranked leagues will count for more than those scored in weaker leagues.
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Machine_Gun_Killer May 15, 2018 07:15 AM
I don't understand this. this guy have the same goals as Messi(Jonas (Benfica) – 34 goals, 51 points)
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 May 14, 2018 07:46 PM
King Messi is a top scorer in Europe, finish n done
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EFF Joined: 14 May 2018
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EFF May 14, 2018 07:45 PM
Ok

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