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Messi: PSG defeat confirms record sixth European Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi wins sixth European Golden Shoe

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PSG forward Kylian Mbappé needed five goals to derail the Argentinean's march to a sixth European top-scoring season but saw his side lose to Reims.

Lionel Messi claimed his sixth European Golden Shoe thanks to his 36 LaLiga goals for Spanish champions Barcelona.

Messi clinched the award – handed to the player with the most league goals in any of Europe's top-flight leagues – for the third consecutive year, beating Kylian Mbappé by three following Paris Saint-Germain's defeat Friday.

Mbappé needed to score five goals in PSG's Ligue 1 finale to collect the Golden Shoe, however, the French sensation could only manage one in a 3-1 loss at Reims.

Messi now has two more Golden Shoes than Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who last won the award in 2014-15.

The 31-year-old Messi led Barçaa to back-to-back LaLiga titles ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid this season.

Messi and Barcelona will face Spanish rivals Valencia in the Copa del Rey final Saturday.