European Golden Shoe: Mbappe misses chance to close gap on Messi

European Golden Shoe: Mbappe misses chance to close gap on Messi

Messi, camino de conquistar un año más la Bota de Oro
Messi, camino de conquistar un año más la Bota de Oro | EFE

Lionel Messi is getting closer all the time to winning his sixth Ballon d'Or -- and his third in a row. 

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The Barcelona star sat out the win over Huesca at the weekend but his nearest rival, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, didn't take advantage of his absence. 

Mbappe failed to score in PSG's game against Lille as the French league leaders were hammered 5-1 and made to wait for the title.  

Keeping in mind the Fabio Quagliarella, who is third in the rankings, has scored 11 goals fewer than Messi and the fact there are only six gamers left, the Italian is basically ruled out. 

Mbappe is six goals behind Messi and has work to do if he wants to catch the Argentine before the season is out... 

Here are the rankings as of April 15, 2019:

  1. Leo Messi (66 points)
  2. Kylian Mbappé (54 points)
  3. Fabio Quagliarella (44 points)
  4. Krzysztof Piatek (42 points)
  5. Robert Lewandowski (42 points)
  6. Duván Zapata (40 points)
  7. Luis Suárez (40 points)
  8. Mbaye Diagne (39 points)
  9. Luuk de Jong (39 points)
  10. Sergio Agüero (38 points)
  11. Mo Salah (38 points)
  12. Nicolás Pépé (38 points)
  13. Cristiano Ronaldo (38 points)

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