CR7 makes further Golden Shoe inroads

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Cristiano Ronaldo made further inroads in the race for the 2019/20 European Golden Shoe after his latest spectacular strike and with eight Serie A games remaining - here are the top 10 scorers across Europe.

Ronaldo, 35, has now scored four goals in four successive games with his free-kick against city rivals Torino on Saturday, putting him firmly back into the race for the Capocannonieri against Lazio star Ciro Immobile.

With 25 goals in 26 league games, the Portugal captain trails the Italy international by just four goals and RB Leipzig's Timo Werner by just three, who are in third and second place in the top 10 list.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top 10 scorers in Europe this season.

With the Bundesliga officially over as Robert Lewandowski's staggering 34 league goals led the German giants to another title, Ronaldo is still within a chance of achieving what seemed unthinkable a few months ago.

Lionel Messi failed to add to his 22 goals in Barcelona sparkling 3-1 win over Villarreal despite playing an instrumental role with two assists.

And with only four league games it's unlikely that the record six-time Ballon d'Or winner and expected Pichichi winner will be able to score the 13 goals required to pip Lewandowski to the coveted title.

Note: Goals scored by players outside of Europe's top five leagues (England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany) carry a weaker coefficient and are accordingly awarded fewer points.

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