Mbappe chased after Messi in the sprint of European Golden Shoe
The French striker has only two goals behind Lionel Messi before the final round.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the Ligue 1 final game (beating Dijon 4-0), where he has just returned from three games banned from play. This brace raised Mbappe’s achievement from the beginning of the season to 32 goals.
The figure is only two goals behind the performance of Lionel Messi in La Liga. With small distances, all possibilities are possible in the last game.
Messi will play La Liga last season for the season 2018-2019 on May 19, when Barca will be a guest on Eibar’s field. If no goal is scored, as what has happened in recent rounds, M10 will have difficulty keeping the lead.
Mbappe has the advantage of playing last Ligue 1 match a week later than La Liga. If Messi still stands at 34 goals, the young French striker could catch up if he scored twice and overturned if he scored three or more goals in Reims’s net.
Reims is currently ranked ninth in Ligue 1. And with the defense reaching 51 goals in the first 37 games, this team is unlikely to keep a clean sheet against PSG’s attacking line.
The player is ranked third after Messi and Mbappe, Fabio Quagliarella has only 26 goals in Serie A. The Italian star will be hard to make even with two matches.
European gold shoes are the title for players who have the best scoring record in national championships. Depending on the difficulty, each team will have a different score for each goal (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga have a coefficient of 2).
Messi currently holds a record five times to win Golden Shoes, more than once compared to Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Mbappe is pursuing the first title.