​​Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi has dominated the European Golden Boot award in recent times with the striker winning it for a record sixth time last season, though as things stand it looks like the crown could be taken off him this year.

The 32-year-old has scored 14 goals in ​La Liga so far and is currently 12 goals behind Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile who is the top goalscorer in the top-five leagues in Europe. Not only Messi, but his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo too has falled behind in the race after he was rested by ​Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri for their 2-0 win over Bresica on Sunday in the ​Serie A.

After scoring in 10 consecutive Serie A games, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner soared into the top-three in the race for the Golden Shoe honour with 20 goals in as many games, with the Portugese superstar currently tied with RB Leipzig striker in the list as both have netted 20 goals so far.

​Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski is another in the mix to win the award as the Polish striker has been in brilliant form so far, netting 23 goals so far and while Borussia Dortmund's new sensation, Erling Haaland has scored 24 goals so far - 16 of those have come for RB Salzburg, which has seen him earn lesser points due to the lesser competitive nature of the Austrian League.

Europe Golden Shoe Standings

1) Ciro Immobile (Lazio) - 26 goals (52 points)

2) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 23 goals (46 points)

3) Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) - 20 goals (40 points)

3) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 20 goals (40 points)

3) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 20 goals (40 points)