Lionel Messi Set To Win His Third Successive Golden Boot

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Lionel Messi Set To Win His Third Successive Golden Boot



Lionel Messi is set to win a third successive European Golden Boot for the highest domestic league goalscorer after only realistic challenger Kylian Mbappe finished the season three behind.


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After completing another prolific La Liga season having plundered 36 goals , Messi’s tally meant Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe needed to score four against Reims in PSG’s final Ligue 1 fixture on Friday night to deny Messi a historic individual treble.

Mbappe , though , could only score once as PSG finished their season with a 3-1 defeat , meaning Messi is all-but confirmed as Europe’s leading marksman once more ,

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and will become the first player to win the award three times in a row.


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This will be the sixth time Messi has picked up the award after becoming the first footballer to win the European Golden Boot on five occasions last season , surpassing four-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mbappe finished second on 33 and Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella was in third on 26 , although the Italian has one final chance to add to his tally this weekend as Serie A draws to a close.

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