Category Archives: Serie A (Italy)

Golden Shoe/Soulier d’Or 2019-20 – Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappé, Lewandowski

The Golden Shoe is awarded to the top scorer of the European championships at the end of a season. Each goal counts for points depending on the level of the championship.

Here are the top 10 goal scorers today:

Goals Coefficient Points
Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio, Italy) 27 2 54
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Germany) 25 2 50
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC, Italy) 21 2 42
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig, Germany) 21 2 42
Erling Haaland (RB Salzburg, Austria &
Borussia Dortmund, Germany)
25 2 (Dortmund);
1 (Salzburg)
42
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Spain) 19 2 38
Jamie Vardy (Leicester FC, England) 19 2 38
Kylian Mbappé (Paris-SG, France) 18 2 36
Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco, France) 18 2 36
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan, Italy) 17 2 34

 

Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2020 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite the situation that is spreading in the world at the moment, we still have the statistics of the two monsters of world football.

Here are their statistics for the year 2020:

Lionel Messi
(FC Barcelona/Argentina)
Cristiano Ronaldo
(Juventus FC/Portugal)
Games 13 11
Goals 9 13
Assists 7 1

Stay tuned…

2016-17 Champions League Final – Real Madrid CF vs. Juventus FC

Ahh, the Champions League final!

An event difficult to miss, especially when two giants of European, if not, World football collide for the most prestigious prize in club football, the UEFA Champions League.  Both clubs have been impressive leading up to the final.

Juventus FC on pace for their first possible triple (having already secured Serie A and la Coppa d’Italia) have eliminated FC Porto, FC Barcelona and AS Monaco FC en route to Cardiff, Wales.  Real Madrid CF has had to deal with SSC Napoli in the Round of 16, then FC Bayern Munich and derby rivals Atlético Madrid.

For Los Blancos, it will be a chance to make history as being the first club to win back-to-back Champions League titles since the introduction of this format in 1992.  For reasons difficult to explain, no team has ever been able to repeat as champions.  As for I Bianconeri, it will be a chance to finally lift the trophy after failing to win it in 2003 vs. AC Milan and 2015 vs. FC Barcelona.  We have to go back in 1996 and their success on penalty kicks versus titleholders Ajax Amsterdam to witness The Old Lady winning the title.

It is a 50/50 final.  Despite the tremendous amount of talent and money Real Madrid has at its diposal, la Juve has been able to inject more funds and more quality players to their side in the past few years.  The recent additions of Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves, Mario Mandzukic etc. have made this team more dangerous than ever.  And after beating Real Madrid, two years ago, to reach the final of this same competition, the confidence level will be high for the Italians.

Prediction – Juventus FC ends its 21 year drought and complete their treble by winning 2-1.