There was little change in the race for the 2019-20 European Golden Shoe over the last week as Lionel Messi was the only player in the top 10 to add to their points tally.

The Argentinian scored the decisive goal in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, but the other contenders either weren’t in action or failed to get on the scoresheet.

Golden Shoe Standings

  1. Ciro Immobile, Lazio: 27 x 2.0 = 54.0
  2. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich: 25 x 2.0 = 50.0

T3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus: 21 x 2.0 = 42.0

T3. Timo Werner, RB Leipzig: 21 x 2.0 = 42.0

T3. Erling Haaland, Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund: 16 x 1.5, 9 x 2.0 = 42.0

T6. Lionel Messi, Barcelona: 19 x 2.0 = 38.0

T6. Kylian Mbappe, PSG: 18 x 2.0 = 36.0

T8. Jamie Vardy, Leicester City: 17 x 2.0 = 34.0

T8. Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan: 17 x 2.0 = 34.0

T8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 17 x 2.0 = 34.0

T8. Wissam Ben Yedder, Monaco: 17 x 2.0 = 34.0

Rules: UEFA has assigned every European league a difficulty rating between one and two. That rating is multiplied by a player’s amount of goals to come up with a final point total.

For example, the Austrian Bundesliga has a rating of 1.5, while the German Bundesliga has a rating of two, so Erling Haaland’s goals for Borussia Dortmund are worth more points than those he scored for Red Bull Salzburg before the January transfer window. Continue reading

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