Ronaldo into Golden Shoe top three


Cristiano Ronaldo's record-breaking goal for Juventus moved him into the top-three in the European Golden Shoe race while Lionel Messi fell outside the top 10.

Ronaldo, 35, netted for the 10th consecutive Serie A game this weekend but was unable to prevent the Italian champions from a shock defeat to Hellas Verona.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top 10 in the race for the European Golden Shoe

The strike marked his 10th goal in six league games since the turn of the year and moved him to the 20-goal mark in as many games.

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However, he still trails Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, who has netted a staggering 25 goals in the Italian top-flight despite failing to score in the last two games.

Erling Haaland, Timo Werner and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich are representatives of the Bundesliga and make up the top-five.

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However, with Haaland having spent the first half of the season at RB Salzburg, his 23 goals overall, leaves him behind the likes of Ronaldo - due to the points coefficient system for the Golden Shoe award.

With the Austrian Bundesliga outside Europe's top-five leagues, each of his 16 goals counts for just 1.5 points each, while his seven in Germany are multiplied by 2pts.

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The rest of the top 10 constitutes of Premier League duo Jamie Vardy Sergio Aguero, while Wissam Ben Yedder and Kylian Mbappe with 16 and 15 goals respectively make the list with the exploits in Ligue 1.