Lionel Messi is closing in on Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Golden Boot, but the Argentine would find it tough to overtake the Pole and claim the prestigious trophy. According to Diario Sport, Lewandowski has been imperious for Bayern Munich this season, returning from injury to score again at the weekend and bring his season tally in the Bundesliga to a phenomenal 36 goals.
This converts to 72 marks. Lionel Messi has reached the back of the net this weekend. He scored twice in Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Valencia in La Liga on Sunday night at Mestalla. This season, he has 28 goals and 56 points.
Messi, last year’s Golden Boot winner, has been a reliable provider of assists but has struggled to score goals. This may be his worst goal slump in six years. As the Argentine struggles to keep up with an already difficult situation.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is second in the standings with 25 goals and 50 points. It is the same as Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, and Paris Saint-Kylian Germain’s Mbappe. Given the criticism, he’s received this season, and the praise heaped on Haaland and Mbappe in particular, it’s a tremendous achievement from Messi. Even at the age of nearly 34, he is a new breed.
Golden Boot Winner Calculation
Here’s the method how the winner’s decided:
1. Number of league goals
2. Multiplied by each league’s factor (Top 5 European leagues = 2)
3. Results in a points total