Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is fast closing in on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Golden Boot, although the Argentine will find it quite a challenge to surpass the Pole and win the coveted prize.
Lewandowski has been in imperious form for Bayern Munich this season, notes Diario Sport, recovering from injury to score again at the weekend and take his tally to the season in the Bundesliga to a remarkable 36 goals, which translates to 72 points.
Messi also found the net this weekend, scoring twice during Barca’s visit to Mestalla to face Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday night, a game they came from behind to win 3-2. He’s at 28 goals this season, a score that translates as 56 points.
Next in line is Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, with 25 goals and 50 points, the same statistics as Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.
It’s still a remarkable feat nonetheless from Messi, considering the flak he’s received this season and the plaudits being laid at the feet of Haaland and Mbappe, especially.
Even at nearly 34, he’s clearly still of a different class.