CR7 makes further Golden Shoe inroads


Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 goals in his last six games for Juventus has moved him closer to the top three in the 2019/20 European Golden Shoe race, while Lionel Messi failed to find the net.

Ronaldo, 35, netted two penalties as the Serie A leaders cruised to a 3-0 win over Fiorentina this weekend but the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile also kept up their fine form.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top 10 scorers across Europe's top-five leagues

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner failed to score for a second successive game, which saw Ronaldo, with 19 goals, move just one goal off the Germany superstar.

Erling Haaland, 19, who joined Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window has scored eight goals in all competitions for the German club at a rate of one goal every 22.5 minutes with just one start.

However, having played the first six months of league football in the Austrian Bundesliga, his points accumulated rank inferior to the likes of Lewandowski and Ronaldo, given the strength and rankings of the German and Italian top-flight.

How does it work?
The award that's presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league.
It works with a points coefficient system based on the strength the league times by the number of goals scored from the player.
Goals in Europe's top-five leagues are multiplied by a factor of two, goals scored in the leagues ranked six to 21 are multiplied by a factor of 1.5 - while goals scored in leagues ranked 22 and below are multiplied by a factor of 1.