Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Messi: Who's leading the European Golden Boot race?

Robert Lewandowski has scored 39 league goals this season - so far...

Last Sunday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo experienced his worst night in a Juventus shirt.

The Portuguese superstar could do nothing as his side were outplayed by AC Milan, the Bianconeri losing the game 3-0.

It's a result that could see Juventus fail to qualify for next season's Champions League, which would be absolutely disastrous for Ronaldo.

A footballer of his undeniable quality simply has to be playing in club football's biggest competition, especially given the global icon's goal record this season at the age of 36.

Despite his team's failings in 2020/21, Ronaldo is still third in the race for the European Golden Boot, a quite remarkable achievement.

Although, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner stands absolutely no chance of usurping Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski before the end of the season...

Let's take a look at the current top 25 in the battle for this season's European Golden Boot, with all stats sourced from Transfermarkt.

Lewandowski celebrates

25. Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg) - 36 points

Goals - 24

Coefficient - 1.5

24. Milan Makaric (FK Radnik Surdulica) - 37.5 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 1.5

23. Georgios Giakoumakis (VVV-Venlo) - 37.5 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 1.5

22. Amahl Pellegrino (Kristiansund BK) - 37.5 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 1.5

21. Simy (FC Crotone) - 38 points

Goals - 19

Coefficient - 2

Simy in action

20. Memphis Depay (Lyon) - 38 points

Goals - 19

Coefficient - 2

19. Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco) - 38 points

Goals - 19

Coefficient - 2

18. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) - 38 points

Goals - 19

Coefficient - 2

17. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) - 38 points

Goals - 19

Coefficient - 2

16. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 40 points

Goals - 20

Coefficient - 2

Salah in action

15. Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) - 40 points

Goals - 20

Coefficient - 2

14. Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) - 40 points

Goals - 20

Coefficient - 2

13. Kasper Junker (FK Bodø/Glimt) - 40.5 points

Goals - 27

Coefficient - 1.5

12. Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina) - 42 points

Goals - 21

Coefficient - 2

11. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) - 42 points

Goals - 21

Coefficient - 2

Lukaku in action

10. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) - 42 points

Goals - 21

Coefficient - 2

9. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 42 points

Goals - 21

Coefficient - 2

8. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 42 points

Goals - 21

Coefficient - 2

7. Paul Onuachu (Genk) - 43.5 points

Goals - 29

Coefficient - 1.5

6. Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt) - 50 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 2

Silva in action

5. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - 50 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 2

4. Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 50 points

Goals - 25

Coefficient - 2

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 54 points

Goals - 27

Coefficient - 2

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 56 points

Goals - 28

Coefficient - 2

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 78 points

Goals - 39

Coefficient - 2

Lewandowski in action

I think we can safely say that Lewandowski will be the winner of the European Golden Boot - by a considerable distance as well.

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