Lionel Messi Wins His Sixth European Gold Shoe Title!

Although Barcelona had to be eliminated from the Champions League after being beaten by Liverpool, their star player Lionel Messi won the European Golden Shoe award for the sixth time.

Yes, Lionel Messi became the king of goals this season on the blue continent with a total of 36 goals.

The king’s title goal was obtained by Messi after his toughest competitor, Kylian Mbappe who only managed to score one goal when PSG lost to Reims with a score of 1-3 early this morning. The result, Mbappe only incised a total of 33 goals in Ligue 1 this season.

In third place there is Fabio Quagliarella, namely the Sampdoria striker who has collected 26 goals and still leaves the match against Juventus. But the goal difference is too far away, making it impossible to catch Mbappe or Messi.

This record is the sixth record as the top scorer. La Pulga won the same title in 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.

Raihan this Golden Shoe also made a distance with his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo getting away. As we know, Ronaldo only won the Golden Shoe four times.

In addition, Lionel Messi also became the second oldest player to win the European Golden Shoe. He only had a one-month dispute with Hugo Sanchez who won the same award in 1990 ago.

Pique Said That Messi Can Bring Barcelona To The Next Level

Gerard Pique as the Barcelona defender cast his praise to his team-mate, Lionel Messi. According to him Messi was able to bring his club to play at different levels.

Pique was praised after competing against Lyon in the second leg of the Champions League held at Camp Nou. At that time Barcelona managed to come out as a winner with a score of 5-1. In the match, Lionel Messi’s performance managed to attract a lot of attention after contributing two goals and two assists for Barcelona.

One of the most memorable assists occurred at minute 81. Thanks to these assists, Pique managed to add to the coffers of goals for Barcelona. That way the club managed to qualify for the next round with an aggregate score of 5-1 over Lyon.

Pique expressed her gratitude for having such an extraordinary partner. According to him the presence of Messi can help Barca in overcoming difficult times.

“Players like Messi can give a lot of things to the club,” Pique opened to the Goal International.

“They are behind every player to help other players, historically, no player has been able to win a big match by himself.”

“Having players like Messi on the team makes everything feel different. He was able to bring the club’s game to a higher level. When you have doubts, he is able to provide calm and encouragement to eliminate these negative thoughts. ”

Not only did Pique give Messi praise, even the Lyon coach also sent the same praise to Messi.

“Messi seedang is in Champions League mode, he is able to show his quality. He can do things that other players cannot do. “