◼️ The triplet achieved by the Argentine against Deportivo La Coruna not only made possible the coronation of Barcelona in La Liga, but also took him to the top of the standings for the top gunner award.
The road to the Golden Boot 2017/18 is written week by week. In the recent action of the European leagues, Lionel Messi stood out for his hat-trick against Deportivo La Coruña, which served for Barcelona to be consecrated in the Spanish League.
In addition, on the personal side, the Argentine allowed him to climb to the top – in solitude – in the classification for the Golden Boot: he dethroned, as well, Mohamed Salah, who could not convert in the goalless draw of Liverpool against Stoke City . The advantage of the rosarino is that he will still have four league games to play, against the two that remain to the Egyptian.
|#||Player||Club – Country||Goals||Points|
|2||Mohamed Salah||Liverpool- Egypt||31||62|
|3||Ciro Immobile||Lazio – Italy||29||58|
|4||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich – Poland||28||56|
|5||Harry Kane||Tottenham – England||26||52|
|6||Edinson Cavani||PSG – Uruguay||25||50|
|7||Jonas||Benfica – Brazil||33||49.5|
|8||Mauro Icardi||Inter – Argentina||27||54|
|=8||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid – Portugal||24||48|
|10||Luis Suárez||Barcelona – Uruguay||23||46|
|11||Sergio Agüero||Manchester City – Argentina||21||42|
|=11||Paulo Dybala||Juventus – Argentina||21||42|
|13||Neymar||PSG – Brazil||20||40|
|14||Gomis||Galatasaray – Senegal||26||39|
|15||Antoine Griezmann||Atlético – France||19||38|
|=15||Iago Aspas||Celta – Spain||19||38|
|17||Bas Dost||Sporting Portugal – Netherlands||25||37.5|
|18||Fabio Quagliarela||Sampdoria – Italy||18||36|
|=18||Radamel Falcao||Monaco – Colombia||18||36|
|20||Mertens||Napoli – Belgium||17||34|
|=20||Cristian Stuani||Girona – Uruguay||17||34|
Messi was the winner of the prize in the previous year, when he won the fourth Golden Boot of his career (2009/10, 2011/12 and 2012/13, the previous ones). The Argentine crack of Barcelona accumulated 74 points thanks to the 37 goals scored in the Spanish League and exceeded in the classification Bas Dost (68), Sporting de Portugal, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (62), Borussia Dortmund.