European Leagues are slowly taking shape as we get to what we call business end. In Germany, England, France and Spain the battle is about Champions League places because the titles are gone. Italian Serie A is alive and kicking because Napoli has refused to let Juventus have their way. Today, the focus is top scorers in European golden boot race. Lionel Messi lifted the coveted award last season after scoring 37 goals in 34 La Liga appearances. The question is who will lift it this year.
So who is leading so far this season;
5. Ciro Immobile- 23 goals & 46 Points
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has netted a total of 23 goals so far in Serie A. This means he has 46 points once his tally is multiplied by 2.0 difficulty factor. The attacker goals will be key for his club this season as they continue to chase Champions League football. They are currently fourth on the table with 52 points, one behind third-placed side AS Roma.
4. Edinson Cavani- 24 goals & 48 Points
Paris Saint-Germain last season top scorer is now facing a challenge from new arrivals Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The two are goal machines and the job has to be shared between them. He still leads the club charts with 24 goals so far in Ligue 1. The tally gives him 48 points as well to go level with Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, and Mohamed Salah.
3. Lionel Messi- 24 goals & 48 Points
La Liga league leaders Barcelona has so far scored a total of 24 goals in 27 La Liga appearances. This translates to 48 points once multiplied by 2.0 difficulty factor. The Argentine can still claim another European Golden Boot but this time Premier League attackers Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are hot on his heels.