Messi – Mbappe: The fierce fight for the European Golden Shoe 2019
Leo Messi and Kylian Mbappe are embroiled in an interesting battle for the European Golden Shoe between now and the finish of the period.
Both the Argentine and the young French forward have seveal league games left and anything could happen.
Lionel Messi, who has won the award five times and in each of the last two seasons, drives the path with 33 goals (66 points), three more than Mbappe (60 points), who scored a cap trap against Monaco on Sunday.
The remaining fixtures facing each player will determing who wins the fight. While Messi’s immersed in three competitions, though, with a chance of winning them all, inluding the Champions League, Kylian Mbappe can concentrate only on Ligue 1 and winning the Golden Shoe.
Lionel Messi, could be rotated for some games as Barça prepare for a Champions League semifinal against Liverpool.
That could benefit Kylian Mbappe, whose goals currently have a similar esteem (two) as Messi’s in spite of Ligue 1 and La Liga being altogether different rivalries.