Lionel Messi is close to claiming his fourth European Golden shoe award after the Barcelona No. 10 closed his LaLiga campaign with a brace for his side in a 4-2 win over Eibar at Camp Nou last night.
Lionel Messi has won the Pichichi Trophy for the fourth time in his career:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 21, 2017
2009/10: 34 ⚽️
2011/12: 50 ⚽️
2012/13: 46 ⚽️
2016/17: 37 ⚽️
His closest rival Bas Dost (Dutch striker with Sporting de Portugal) pushed the Argentine all the way and bagged a triple as sporting saw-off Chaves sin the last fixture of the Portuguese league campaign.
Dzeko goal orgy
Only a nine goal-fest from Edin Dzeko in the last Serie A fixture for AS Roma could deny the Argentine from claiming his fourth top European marksman award after scooping previous awards in 2009-10 with 34 goals. An impressive 50 goal haul in 2011-12 saw Messi claim the award with 2012-13 his last Golden Shoe with 46 strikes.
2016-17 European Golden Shoe Standings: May 22
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