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European Golden Shoe 2020: A fascinating race

Ranking of the latest European Golden Shoe 2020. Update the race list for the very attractive European Golden Shoe.

The European Golden Shoe is the award for the player who scores the most goals in the UEFA league system. 

After a double against Dusseldorf a few days ago, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski climbed to the top of the European Golden Shoe 2020. The Polish striker has a total of 29 goals, equivalent to 58 points.

However, the gap between Lewandowski and second-best striker – Ciro Immobile is quite tight. Before Serie A stopped playing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lazio striker had 27 goals (54 points). 

Because Serie A has just gone to round 26, Immobile has 12 games to compete with Lewandowski (Bundesliga has 5 rounds). In other words, despite being a Polish striker, Immobile is a good candidate for the title of European Golden Shoe 2020.

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Third in the league table of goals in European leagues is RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner with 25 goals (50 points). Next is Erling Haaland, the famous striker in recent years. In two colors of Salzburg and Dortmund, Haaland has 24 times to net the opponent (44 points).

After a period of the silence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi began to return strong. With 21 goals (42 points), Ronaldo rose to fifth place, while Messi stood behind with 2 fewer goals (38 points).

BXH European Golden Shoe 

TTFootball playerclubGoalCoefficientPoint
firstRobert LewandowskiBayern Munich29258
2Ciro ImmobileLazio27254
3Timo WernerRB Leipzig25250
4Erling HaalandSalzburg / Dortmund2616 x 1.5 10 x 244
5Cristiano RonaldoJuventus21242
6Lionel MessiBarca19238
6Jamie VardyLeicester City19238
7Kylian MbappePSG18236
7Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco18236
8Pierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal17234
8Romelu LukakuInter Milan17234
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How has Ronaldo played a decisive role in the last 17 games?

Cristiano Ronaldo has proved his decisive role for Juventus by making a mark in the last 17 consecutive matches in Serie A.

From December 1, 2019, except for the match against Brescia not convened due to technical options, Cristiano Ronaldo regularly participates directly in the goals of Juventus. 

In the last 17 matches in Serie A, Ronaldo always scored at least one goal or assist. Even in the confrontation with Cagliari on 6/1/2020, in addition to setting up a hat-trick, he also has an assist. 

Clearly, above all controversy, Ronaldo still knows how to prove his worth as a way to help Juventus get closer to the Scudetto.

This season, Ronaldo won himself, meaning he surpassed 28 goals in all competitions of the previous campaign. The double doubling in the match against Milan helped CR7 reach the 30-goal mark, something he has done in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

In fact, with Allegri on the training bench, only last season Ronaldo did not achieve at least 30 goals. In the 2014/15 season, he had the best record of 61 goals, surpassing the personal record of 60 goals in the 2011/12 season.

30 goals is an extraordinary achievement for a player who is 35 years old and is pursuing the European Golden Boot race as well as Serie A top scorer.

Ronaldo’s last 17 matches in Serie A:

Sassuolo: Draw 2-2 from the penalty spot

Lazio: Open the score in the 1-3 loss

Udinese: Scored the first 2 goals in a 3-1 win

Sampdoria: Fix the score 2-1

Cagliari: Making hat-tricks and assists for Higuain

Roma: Raising the score to 2-0 from the penalty spot

Parma: Making a brace in a 2-1 victory

Napoli: Scored in the 90th minute in a 1-2 defeat

Fiorentina: Set up a double with a penalty in a 3-0 win

Verona: Open the score in the 1-2 loss

Spal: Open the score in a 2-1 victory

Inter: Assists for Ramsey to score the first goal

Bologna: Open the score on penalties

Lecce: An assist for Dybala opened the scoring and scored the second goal with a penalty

Genoa: Scored second in a 3-1 victory

Torino: Assists for Cuadrado scored the second and third goal

Milan: Scored second in a 2-4 defeat

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Did Barca surrender to Real Madrid after losing points to Celta?

Barca have lost their advantage in the La Liga championship race against Real Madrid after continuously stumbling since the return of the season.

If Barca lose the La Liga championship this season, they have to blame themselves for dropping the advantage in the race with Real Madrid.

Before the campaign came back, Barca was 2 points ahead of Real Madrid but at the present time, it is inferior to the same opponent. This was the result of Messi and his teammates being drawn by Sevilla and Celta Vigo, while Real Madrid won 5 matches.

Most regrettably, Barca has to lose the last minute victory at Celta Vigo. Before Aspas equalized, Messi twice assisted Luis Suarez to score, including the situation of fooling the opponent’s defense when investig a direct free kick.

After all, Barca is not only inferior in terms of scores compared to Real Madrid but also disadvantage in terms of sub-index. Specifically, in case of equal points in the final rankings, the Catalan team still has to be ranked behind due to poor confrontation (lost to Real Madrid 0-2 and draw 0-0).

Thus, Real Madrid with the latest victory over Espanyol is in control of themselves before the last 8 rounds with 71 points. both they and Barca have 3 home matches and 3 away games.

However, both have schedules with some dangerous opponents. Real Madrid will face European football teams such as Villarreal, Getafe, Bilbao, as well as relegation: Leganes.

For its part, Barca prepare to face the biggest obstacle is Atletico Madrid, then Villarreal is not easy either.

Barca can beat Espanyol, Valladolid, Osasuna, Alaves but clearly the risk of losing points lies in two matches against Atletico and Villarreal. If that happens, it will be the end of Quique Setien’s teachers and students.

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What are the special terms of Messi’s “super contract” with Barca?

Barca and Messi have begun to negotiate on a new contract, which the Spanish press believes special provisions exist.

Lionel Messi, through his father Jorge Messi, has negotiated with Barcelona over a new deal that will last until 2023, when the current deal will end in 2021.

Barca’s offer to Messi was actually a “super deal”, because in a football era under the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Argentinian striker was still guaranteed the incentives to have one no two.

Specifically, Messi continues to receive a pre-tax salary of about 100 million euros a year (L’Equipe newspaper in February revealed Messi received 8.3 million euros per month).

According to the Spanish press, Messi is guaranteed to receive a large bonus for playing more than 60% of the matches every season as well as winning trophies with Barca, in which the reward will be more generous if winning the Champions League. League.

In addition, Barcelona can offer a “bonus extension” to Messi on the condition that no annual salary increase. This is a fixed amount that clubs usually pay (once) to players who agree to an extension after entering the final year of the contract. 

The extension bonus is usually a significant sum, as it is a compensation for a decision not to follow another offer that may be higher than the current club. For example, nearly two months ago, Neymar rejected an extension from PSG of up to 100 million euros.

Moreover, the new binding between Barcelona and Messi will include a special provision at the end of each season, similar to the previous Andres Iniesta. 

Accordingly, Messi can evaluate at the end of each season whether to continue with Barca or not, as long as not transferred to a club in Spain or the same tournament in Europe. Iniesta chose to play his final years at Vissel Kobe in Japan.

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Neymar received the verdict to pay Barca nearly 7 million euros

The court in Spain has ruled that Neymar has to pay the former Barca club a sum of 6.7 million euros in relation to a contract award.

The Barcelona Social Court No. 15 ruled, Neymar had to pay € 6.7 million for Barca regarding the requirements for the signing bonuses that the club and the player agreed when extending the contract in 2016.

The court ruling completely rejected Neymar’s request to pay 43.6 million euros, but according to the Brazilian striker Barca owed him as a second payment (he received 20.75 million) upon joining. contract term in 2016.

Neymar and Barca dispute the prize money when signing the contract. In contrast, Barca also loves the PSG-wearing star compensating 22.5 million euros for breach of contract (due to move to France). Ultimately, Neymar will have to pay about one-third of the amount mentioned above.

The lawyers of Neymar and Barca met in court on September 27, 2019 to reconcile but failed.

Now, the Catalan club’s legal action has prevailed by giving various evidence. First, Neymar signed a contract from 2013 to 2018 but it was not completed, which is why the club asked for compensation of 1.75 million euros.

Later, Barca signed two more contracts with this player, including one until 2021 and one extended to 2022. By signing these two contracts, Barca paid Neymar 20.75 million euros as a reward. loyalty. Meanwhile, Neymar demanded an additional s43.6 million euros.

The first money was paid but Barca did not want to pay a second time because it was obvious the player did not complete the contract. In the end, the case went to court and ruled that Neymar had to pay Barca 6.7 million.

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Messi will surpass Xavi’s records with Barca in 2021

Messi is expected to surpass the two records Xavi holds at Barca in 2021, including playing the most games in La Liga and the most matches with the club.

Xavi Hernandez still holds two records in Barcelona, ​​but the chances of being surpassed by Lionel Messi are increasing and will most likely occur in 2021.

The first record that Messi is most easily broken is the Barca player with the most games in La Liga. He just had his 475 match against Mallorca, only 30 goals away from the legendary midfielder (505). Andoni Zubizarreta has led with 622 matches but only 301 matches with Barca.

If adding 10 games from now to the end of the season, Messi will reach 485 games, but the record above 20 appearances. That is the number that he will easily surpass next season.

Another record is in the hands of the Argentine superstar but it takes longer than the player with the most matches in Barcelona history.

Currently, Messi has played 718 matches so he can finish the season with at least 729 matches (10 in La Liga and 1 in the C1 Cup). He needs 39 more games to surpass Xavi, the leader in history with 767 matches.

If nothing changes, it seems that these two records will be surpassed by Messi in 2021. Before that, the two milestones that he was willing to set as a monopoly on the record for La Liga top scorer (Pichichi) while having 6 like Telmo Zarra and the most goalscorer for a club

Messi now has 628 goals, meaning only need 15 more to overcome Pele (643) with Santos in Brazil. After nearly 5 decades, La Pulga became the player who came very close to changing the owner of this admirable achievement.

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Clattenburg referee revealed the secret about Ronaldo and Messi

Reputable referee Mark Clattenburg revealed secrets about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in an interview with Mail Sports yesterday.

Mark Clattenburg is considered one of the best referees of his generation. Clattenburg has led many important European and world football matches such as the 2012 Olympic finals, the 2014 European Super Cup finals, the 2015/16 European Cup final, or the Euro 2016 final.

Recently, Mr. Clattenburg shared with Mail Sports about the 5 players who left the deepest impression in his career. Specific lists are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Vincent Kompany and Gary Speed. In particular, Clattenburg especially praised Ronaldo and Messi.

“What I admire most about Ronaldo is his ability to pull the whole team up when they are down. When I first met Ronaldo on the pitch when he was a young player in the Premier League and then at Real Madrid, he always knew how to shine. At that time, I knew that I was standing on the field with a really special player who could change the game immediately.

“I was very disappointed when he got injured early in the final (Euro 2016) because the game lost a great player. But I have never treated Ronaldo more specifically than the other players and I think that’s why we have a good relationship.

Trọng tài Clattenburg tiết lộ bí mật về Ronaldo và Messi

Ronaldo donated his signed shirt to referee Clattenburg after the Euro 2016 final, although the British “black king” did not ask.

For Messi, the referee Clattenburg was really impressed with the way the Barca striker handled the ball.

“I was very confused when I first stood with Messi on the field, it was Barca vs PSG. At the time, I thought, ‘My God, this is unbelievable”.

When you are an referee, you have a habit of watching the ball move anywhere, anytime. But with Messi, you can lose sight of the ball. So imagine what the defenders look like in the face of Messi.

“I warned Messi in the first match against PSG when he fouled an opponent, but Messi never complained or said anything. He usually never gets into a fight. But as an referee, you want to stand on the pitch with Messi because you know it can be a special match”.

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What brands does Messi receive sponsorship from in his career?

Leo Messi is one of the most attractive sports characters for all brands. He is receiving sponsorship from many world famous brands.

Any sports brand wants Messi’s image, simply because the Argentine star is synonymous with success.

If there’s one sponsor who marks Messi’s career, it’s Adidas. The German brand and Barca striker have been together since 14 years ago (2006).

At that time, Messi just started to emerge in the world of football. It was not until February 2017 that this relationship was further strengthened with both parties signing a lifetime contract until the player born in 1987 plays.

Although contract numbers have not been announced yet, Messi is clearly guaranteed a lot of money thanks to his last signing with Adidas.

When Messi uses Adidas gear, the competition with Cristiano Ronaldo also becomes strained when the Juventus striker is the flagship of rival Nike.

Paradoxically, Messi is playing for Barcelona sponsored by Nike, while Cristiano Ronaldo also used to wear Real Madrid sponsored by Adidas. 

Obviously, Adidas is not the only company that pays Messi to promote. According to the latest announcement from Forbes magazine, the owner of 6 Golden Balls has an agreement with 13 different sponsors.

For example, Huawei is one of the sponsors who contribute the most annually to Messi. The Argentinian striker struck an agreement with the Chinese brand in 2016, while Mengnui Group, a company specializing in dairy products, also sponsored him.

In 2013, Messi became an ambassador for Ooredoo, a multinational company specializing in telecommunications. In the Middle East, he is the global ambassador of the 2016 Dubai Expo2020.

Messi is also the image of the video game brand Konami. In fact, the Argentine star appeared on the cover of eFootball PES 2020.

In early 2018, Messi’s ad for Mastercard filmed for the first time. As for Jacob & Co, a jewelry and wristwatch company, the two sides reached an agreement in early 2019.

Finally, Messi had a deal with Cirque du Soleil and sunglasses brand Hawkers.

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How did the Bundesliga giants fluctuate during the pause?

The Bundesliga officially plays back this weekend. So how did big players like Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig change during the pause?

Bayern Munich – Lewandowski is back

Like most Bundesliga clubs, Bayern started small group training on April 6. In the past, players practiced together through video exchanges.

A lot of things happened in terms of personnel at Bayern: coach Hansi Flick and midfielder Thiago received a new contract, goalkeeper Neuer threatened to leave freely if not signed long-term. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic fully recovered to return. Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso and Niklas Sule are all sidelined.

Bayern’s remaining schedule is very difficult when faced with three major obstacles: Dortmund, Leverkusen and Gladbach.

Before the COVID epidemic, the defending champion was back on track to winning under the new coach Flick.

Borussia Dortmund – There were no top 4 stars in the derby

Dortmund have started small group training since the end of March. They will not have Marco Reus and Dan-Axel Zagadou due to long-term injuries. In addition, Emre Can and Axel Witsel were doubts for the derby against Schalke in round 26.

Even after the derby, Dortmund’s schedule was still hot with Wolfsburg and Bayern clashes.

The loss of an important trump card like Reus was a significant loss to the yellow army in the final stages.

RB Leipzig – Unrest from Werner

Leipzig has been allowed to practice small groups since April 2 and spend a week of isolation in the academy to practice separately. The last week before the reboot, Leipzig worked at the RedBull Arena.

Ibrahima Konate and Kevin Kampl are two of Leipzig’s top players who can recover from a pause. Transfer rumors about Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano have brought a bit of instability in the team.

Leipzig is said to be the easiest schedule compared to the big Bundesliga teams when only meeting Dortmund is the only opponent in the top 6 in round 33.

Monchengladbach – Zakaria still injured

Fourth-placed Gladbach are hoping midfielder Denis Zakaria will recover from injury after goalkeeper Yann Sommer. However, the Swiss player is expected to have a few more weeks off after knee surgery.

In a crucial match to win Champions League tickets with Leverkusen, Gladbach has a home advantage. After that, they also have to be guests in Munich.

Leverkusen – Bender is back

Bender and Nadiem Amiri are ready for this prologue. Top scorer Kevin Volland is still sidelined after an ankle injury, but hopes to return by the end of May.

After the match against the relegation team Bremen, 5 teams from the top half of the standings are waiting for Leverkusen.

Schalke 04 – Top stars ready for derby

Schalke returned to small group training on 1/4 and normal practice from 7/5.

The top three players Suat Serdar, Salif Sane and Daniel Caligiuri have returned after the season’s pause.

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Real Madrid outstripped Barca in terms of playing time for U21 players

Real Madrid have spent more time playing for U21 players in La Liga this season than their rivals Barca.

Real Madrid is the Spanish club that uses the most U21 players. Coach Zinedine Zidane has given the opportunity to young faces with more time rate than any team in La Liga.

Specifically, Real Madrid took the lead with 13.1% of the total minutes played, closely followed by Real Sociedad, one of the teams that brought more opportunities to the youngest player.

This is the result from the International Sports Research Center based on the percentage of minutes the young players in each team play.

Among Real Madrid’s young players, Federico Valverde is most trusted with 1,266 minutes in La Liga. Vinicius also played quite a lot: 900 minutes, followed by Rodrygo (666), Brahim (23) and 432 minutes of Militao, before the defender turned a new age in January.

This is also the reason that Real Madrid is the third lowest average age team in the tournament (26.9), after Real Sociedad (25.9) and Celta (26.4).

Surprisingly, Real Sociedad took second place thanks to opportunities for Martin Odegaard, Alexander Isak and Ander Barrenetxea.

Third place went to Atletico de Madrid with 12% of the total minutes, typically Joao Felix (1,409), Renan Lodi (1,672).

Meanwhile, Barca has only 5.4% of the total minutes, with limited time for Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig. This is a low rate for a club that is usually proud of its young training system.

However, 7% of La Liga’s total minutes is the lowest in Europe’s top 5 leagues, behind Ligue 1 (15%), Bundesliga (9.8%), Premier League (8.5%) and Serie A (7.7%).

Clubs with the highest U21 player utilization rate:

Lille 32.1%

Chelsea 23.3%

Ajax 22.5%

Dortmund 22.3%

Arsenal 17.8%

Milan 15.5%

MU 13.7%

Lyon 13.5%

PSG 11%

Liverpool 9%

Benfica 8%

Juventus 7.9%

Bayern Munich 7.4%

Inter Milan 5.3%

Porto 3.2%

Napoli 2.8%

Man City 2.3%