Cristiano Ronaldo is still leading the race for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot even after Portugal were knocked out of Belgium’s competition in the round of 16 matches.
The Portuguese superstar also matched Iranian forward Ali Daei’s record by scoring his 109th international goal. So far, the tournament has been full of surprises. In fact, many soccer betting fans have found it challenging to predict matches. However, you can take advantage of the Ogabet promo code and try your match predicting skills for the remaining Euro 2020 matches. As we head to the semi-finals, who are in the race for the tournament’s Golden Boot?
Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Schick – 5 Goals
As mentioned earlier, Cristiano is the tournament’s joint top scorer with Patrick Schick, with each having five goals to their name. Schick has been a crucial player for his country as they continue their fairy tale story in the tournament.
As the semi-final matches begin, will anyone have a chance to go top? Fortunately for the contenders, there is nothing Cristiano and Schick can do to add to their tally. Cristiano will emerge as the tournament’s top scorer if their closest contenders don’t score more goals. He has an assist, and Schick has none hence putting him on top.
Raheem Sterling, Kasper Dolberg, Harry Kane – 3 Goals
Unfortunately, all the three players (Romelu Lukaku, Emil Forsberg, and Karim Benzema) with four goals are out of the tournament hence out of the race for the Golden Boot. This leaves room for those with three goals to close in on the gap.
Interestingly, the three players will be coming up against each other in the semi-finals when England faces off with Denmark. Kane started the tournament quietly, but he is slowly making his presence at the Euro 2020 felt. On the other hand, Raheem Sterling has been one of the most standout players for Gareth Southgate’s team at the tournament. It is also interesting to note that Dolberg has played fewer minutes for Denmark.
On paper, England are favorites to emerge winners in the semi-final tie meaning Kane and Sterling might have more chances when it comes to scoring goals. Unfortunately for Dolberg, England doesn’t let in many goals, so it could be the end of the road for him. So far, the Three Lions have only conceded one goal.
But, this tournament has taught football fans that anything is possible! So, you cannot rule out Dolberg in this race for the Golden Boot.
Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata (Spain) Manuel Locatelli, Ciro Immobile, Matteo Pessina (Italy) – 2 Goals
These football stars have all grabbed two goals for their countries in this tournament. They will face each other in the other semi-final. Spain has been scoring at will so far, and it remains to be seen whether they will replicate their goal-scoring form against Roberto Mancini’s Italy.
On the other hand, the Spanish defense must have learned something from the quarter-final match between Italy and Belgium. The Italian forward line led by Immobile and inspired by the creativity of Insigne can be a handful.
Can They Catch Up With Ronaldo?
The remaining matches are going to be tough for all teams. As a result, catching up with Cristiano will need some clinical finishes. So far, it seems like Sterling and Harry Kane are the most likely contenders to catch up with Ronaldo.