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Immobile 2 at a go, as he equalises with Higuain’s record and claims Golden boot

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Ciro Immobile matched Gonzalo Higuaín’s Serie A record of 36 goals by netting in Lazio’s 3-1 defeat at Napoli and also bagged the 2019-20 Golden Shoe.

Lazio star Ciro Immobile said “dreams do come true” after equalling Serie A’s goalscoring record and claiming the European Golden Shoe for 2019-20.

Immobile tied Gonzalo Higuaín’s record for most goals in a Serie A season with 36 after scoring in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Napoli.

The 30-year-old Italy forward matched the feat achieved by Higuaín in 2015-16, while also collecting the coveted Golden Shoe award for the highest goalscorer in European football.

Immobile outscored the likes of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski (34), Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (31) and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi (25).

Immobile: “These records are for the whole team”
“I am super happy and proud of what I’ve achieved, especially when I look back to where I started and everything I went through,” Immobile told Lazio Style Channel.

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“If you truly believe, sometimes, dreams do come true. I can only thank the coach and staff, my team-mates, and I can assure you these records are for the whole team.

“I also thank the Lazio fans, who made me feel indispensable for this team, and I am so proud of that. I want to be a living example that if you never give up, you can achieve any target.

“I’m so proud to have my place in the history of this sport. I am moved thinking of how my team-mates greeted me in the dressing room after I scored a hat-trick at Verona. That’s what the sport is about.”

Lazio, who qualified for the Champions League, ended the season in fourth position, having challenged for the Scudetto prior to the coronavirus-enforced break.

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36 goals in Serie a season, Immobile levels with Higuain’s record

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The Lazio striker was on target in Saturday’s defeat to Napoli to beat Robert Lewandowski’s 34 goals for Bayern Munich.

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile brought his Serie A season to a close on Saturday on 36 goals, making him the top scorer in Europe and the winner of this year’s Golden Shoe award.

Immobile pips Lewandowski and Cristiano
The Capocannoniere of the Italian top flight, also equalled the league record set by Gonzalo Higuaín with Napoli in 2016. Immobile beat his closest rivals for the Golden Shoe, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who ended on 34 goals and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished on 31.

Immobile went into today’s match, the final league game of the season, already knowing that Cristiano had been left out of the Juve squad for their meeting with Roma. He becomes the third Italian winner of the Golden Shoe after Luca Toni (2006) and Francesco Totti (2007).

The Spanish league’s dominance of the award also comes to an end – since 2009, LaLiga players have ended as European football’s top scorer for the past 11 years with Leo Messi (6) and Cristiano Rolando (4) claiming the award during the best part of a decade and Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán winning in 2014 and 2016 respectively..

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Immobile crowned European Golden boot after successful season

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Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has been crowned the 2020 European Golden Shoe winner with 35 goals in 36 games.

Cristiano Ronaldo, on 31 goals, was the only player who could have caught the striker but Juventus boss Maruizio Sarri has opted to rest the forward for their final game of the season.

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski finishes second, one goal behind the Lazio star on 34.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have previously dominated the award with the Portugal captain winning the prize four times and the Argentina star winning six.

Messi had held the award for the last three seasons but finished 10 goals behind Immobile who has enjoyed a sensational campaign.

The 30-year-old has had his most prolific spell in front of goal with 38 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions.

His form had seen Lazio had mount a serious title challenge before coronavirus brought a halt to European football. The club dropped to fourth after a run of five games without a win but they could still finish second if results go their way tonight.

The striker becomes the first non-Barca player to pick up the prize since Ronaldo was victorious in 2015.

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Serie A is the last European league to finish its domestic fixtures, with the Bundesliga, LaLiga and the Premier League having wrapped up their campaigns. And with one game to go, Immobile could add to his current tally.

He will set a Serie A record for the most goals scored in a single season if he managed to net twice against Napoli tonight.

Gonazalo Higuain currently holds the title after he managed 36 in the 2015-2016 campaign.

The last player to win the prize ahead of Messi was Luis Suarez in 2016 when the forward scored 40 goals in LaLiga.

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Ciro Immobile was able to secure the European Golden Boot on Saturday without even having to play after Maurizio Sarri opted to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of Juventus’ squad for the final match of the Serie A season.

This is the first time that the Lazio striker has won the award, which was held by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi after his 36 goals in the 2019/20 campaign.

Immobile has scored 35 goals in Serie A this season, four ahead of Cristiano, and he could now add to that tally when Lazio face Napoli on Saturday night.

The Italian will now be determined to try and break the Serie A record for goals scored in one season, which is held by Gonzalo Higuain after he found the back of the net 36 times in the 2015/2016 season.

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Immobile’s successes in front of goal mean that the European Golden Boot has returned to Italy, something that hadn’t happened since Francesco Totti won it in 2007. Now it has fallen on the other side of Rome.

The European Golden Boot is awarded by a qualified News source,the organisation that presents the trophy, with MARCA as its Spanish representative.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of ending the campaign as top scorer in Serie A faded away on Wednesday as he failed to find the net when champions Juventus slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat away to Cagliari.

The 35-year-old Portuguese star is on 31 goals for the season, four behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile with only a home league game against fifth-placed Roma left to play.

Cagliari, who are 13th in the table, shocked the newly-crowned champions in the eighth minute when 20-year-old striker Luca Gagliano reacted quickest, stabbing home Federico Mattiello’s pass across the box to net his first goal for the club.

Things went from bad to worse for Juve in first-half stoppage time as Giovanni Simeone smashed a right-foot shot across keeper Gianluigi Buffon and in at the far post to put Cagliari two goals up.

With a first-half goal chalked off for offside, Ronaldo had plenty of chances as Juve dominated, but he found his efforts smothered by the Cagliari defence.

When his team mates did manage to get a shot on target they found keeper Alessio Cragno in superb form as Cagliari held on to win.

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Injuries, Heartbreak and Weakness despite Juventus winning the league

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Juventus lost two players to injury in the first half as defender Danilo had to go of after colliding with Gaston Ramriez and Paulo Dybala suffered a muscular injury to his left leg.

Juve doubled their lead in 67th minute. Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero could not hold Ronaldo’s shot and Bernardeschi, who had replaced Danilo, snapped up the rebound.

Ronaldo’s evening ended on a sour note when he smashed a penalty against the crossbar after Alex Sandro was fouled.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hope of winning the Golden boot on probability even after winning the Serie A.

Ciro Immobile nets an hat-trick to secure his 34th goal levelling with Robert Lewandoski and leading Ronaldo by 3 goals in the race.

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Immobile levels with lewandowski in Golden Boot race

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Ciro Immobile has drawn level with Robert Lewandowski at the top of the European Golden Boot standings.

The Italian striker netted his 32nd, 33rd and 34th league goals of the season in Lazio’s 5-1 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday.

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Lewandowski had led the race of the award, given out to the highest scorer in Europe’s major leagues, with 34 goals in the Bundesliga this campaign.

Immobile’s first goal against Hellas came from the penalty spot, giving him a total of 14 from 12 yards this season – a Serie A record.

Cristiano Ronaldo is behind him in the Serie A scoring charts on 30, including 12 penalties of his own.

Immobile now has two games to surpass Lewandowski to win the European Golden Boot and close in on the Serie A record haul in a season of 36 goals, achieved by Gonzalo Higuain for Napoli in the 2015/16 campaign.

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