FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has widened the gap at the top of the leading goalscorers in Europe ranking, with only Kylian Mbappe seemingly able to catch him in the Golden Shoe race, while Cristiano Ronaldo is falling off the pace.
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The Argentine netted a superb hat-trick in his side's 4-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday, taking his tally to 29 goals in LaLiga this season.
As a consequence, he has opened up a three-goal gap on second-placed Kylian Mbappe, who scored once in Paris Saint-Germain's 3-1 victory over Marseille on the weekend.
Evergreen Serie A star Fabio Quagliarella completes the podium with 21 strikes in 2018/19 for Sampdoria, while Ronaldo – who was rested for Juventus' past two league games – remained on 19 goals.
Sergio Aguero, Robert Lewandowski, Krzysztof Piatek and Luis Suarez follow with 18 league goals each in this campaign, before a group of seven players who have found the back of the net on 17 occasions so far this season.
Four of the players with 17 strikes to their names thus far are African forwards – you can find them all in our gallery above!
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