Following the fourth round of Champions League group stage matches, competition for this season’s top goalscorer crown looks remarkably intense. We have decided to take a look at a number of this season’s likely candidates to be the Golden Boot winner this season.
Ronaldo’s prowess for European goals can’t be understated, with exceptional consistency in his favour. From the 2011/12 season onwards, the Portuguese international has scored 10 times at a minimum in every Champions League campaign, scoring 17 in Real Madrid’s 2013/14 win. The Ballon d’Or winner is the favourite to win with most Champions League betting offers sites and will surely be near the top of the pile come May?
Ronaldo’s old arch-nemesis Lionel Messi is the current bookmakers second favourite to win the Golden Boot. Messi has five Champions League top goalscorer awards to his name and has began the new season in dazzling form for Barcelona. With group stage progression looking likely, surely he’ll be competing come May?
Renowned across Europe for around ten years now, Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has aged like a fine wine. Following three successful years with Napoli, Cavani moved to PSG in 2013 and made a great impact offensively, despite often playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic all too often. With the Swede gone, Cavani found the net 49 times in 50 club games last season and he’s been lethal in 17/18 thus far. Can he win his first CL Golden Boot?
The man whose name is on everybody’s lips right now is Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who has scored more goals in 2017 than Cristiano Ronaldo. Kane has proven his credentials domestically with two successive Premier League golden boot awards to his name and 35 goals in 38 games in all competitions last term. Spurs look on course to progress to the next stage – can Kane continue finding the net?
The world’s most expensive player hasn’t failed to live up to the billing since his 200m move to PSG in the summer, forming a deadly partnership with Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Neymar has won this award already in 14/15, tying with Ronaldo and Messi. The Brazilian has already bagged 4 in 4 in the group stages – could he wrap up a second CL Golden Boot in his peak years?