Following his goal against Sassuolo, Cristiano Ronaldo is now three goals off Leo Messi in the race for the European Golden Shoe.
The Portuguese talisman scored Juventus‘ second goal in a 3-0 win, his ninth consecutive strike away from home.
No other player has managed such a feat since Giuseppe Signori did so on his way to scoring in ten straight road games between May 1992 and February 1993.
Ronaldo‘s goal, his 18th of the season, moves him up to joint-second place along with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
Sergio Aguero has upped the pressure on the aforementioned duo with a hat-trick against Chelsea which pushes his tally up to 18.
Messi, however, can extend his lead against Athletic Club as he returns to Barcelona‘s starting line-up for the trip to the new San Mames.
European Golden Shoe standings
- Messi 21 goals (42 points)
- Mbappe 18 goals (36 points)
- Ronaldo 18 goals (36 points)
- Cavani 17 goals (34 points)
- Aguero 17 goals (34 points)
- Salah 17 goals (34 points)
- Quagliarella 16 goals (32 points)
- Zapata 16 goals (32 points)
- Pepe 16 goals (32 points)
- Liliu 31 goals (31 points)
- Luis Suarez 15 goals (30 points)
- Aubameyang 15 goals (30 points)