In the race for the Golden Boot, Lionel Messi is closing in on Robert Lewandowski, but the Argentine will find it difficult to overtake the Pole and claim the prize. According to Diario Sport, Lewandowski has been imperious for Bayern Munich this season, recovering from injury to score again at the weekend, bringing his season tally in the Bundesliga to an incredible 36 goals.
This is equal to 72 points. Messi also found the back of the net this weekend, scoring twice during Barcelona’s 3-2 La Liga victory over Valencia at Mestalla on Sunday night. This season, he’s scored 28 goals for a total of 56 points.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus is in second place with 25 goals and 50 points, the same as Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. Given the criticism Messi has received this season, and the praise heaped on Haaland and Mbappe in particular, it’s a remarkable achievement. He’s still in a different class, despite the fact that he’s nearly 34 years old.
Source: Football Espana