Ronaldo and Immobile: the fight for the Golden Boot and the record of Higuaín

Ronaldo and Immobile: the fight for the Golden Boot and the record of Higuaín

The strikers will seek, on the remaining two dates of Serie A, to obtain the award for the top European scorer and, why not, break the historical record of the Argentine in the process.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile have undoubtedly been two of the great protagonists of this season of the A series. Although the Scudetto was already defined with the consecration of Juventus, the two forwards still fight each other for other valuable goals.

In the first place, the Portuguese crack and the Lazio attacker have a personal dispute for finishing on top of everything in the Italian league scorers table. Ciro Immobile has 34 points and took a slight advantage from CR7 (31) with his hat-trick against Verona.

But Immobile and Ronaldo also have two more significant goals between eyebrows: the European Golden Boot and Gonzalo Higuaín’s record.

Golden Boot

With his hat-trick this weekend, Ciro Immobile equaled Lewandowski as the best scorer in Europe. But the Italian player still has two dates to overcome the Pole and get the first Golden Boot of his career. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, needs to finish Series A with the lights on to pass the two opponents ahead.

Higuaín record

As if the “Golden Shoe” were not enough, another distinction appears on the horizon for the two attackers: the record for goals scored in a single Serie A season, which belongs to the Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín, who with the Napoli shirt He scored 36 goals in the 2015/16 season.

Ciro Immobile needs two more to match the current Juventus player, while Cristiano Ronaldo has to score five. It is a somewhat more complicated objective than the Golden Boot, but that will not stop them from trying.

What do both players have left in Serie A?

Juventus already has the title in his pocket and the Champions League is just around the corner. But that surely won’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo, who loves individual distinctions. La Vecchia Signora will play Cagliari as a visitor the next date and then close against Roma at home.

Lazio, meanwhile, will try to be as high as possible in the table in the … final of the contest. The Blanquicelestes host a relegated Brescia on the penultimate matchday and then face Napoli at San Paolo.

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