Messi not in the best XI in Europe’s top 5 leagues despite the Golden Shoe

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Sports Desk – Lionel Messi recently has won the European Golden Shoe but he misses out making best XI in Europe’s top 5 leagues despite he is ahead of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring goals.


Barcelona star has contributed 51 goals and 22 assists in just 50 games in his joyful season. Winning his second successive La Liga title, scoring 36 goals and 15 assists in 34 games.

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But despite that record and the Golden Shoe, he misses out making the best XI in Europe’s top 5 leagues. The position settled by Messi is covered by Lille’s Nicolas Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.

Ronaldo has done only 21 goals and 11 assists in 31 league appearances, winning the Serie A Player of the Year award contributing much to his team with that of a hat-trick coming against Atletico Madrid to win the match.

Alongside Ronaldo, Nicolas Pepe of Lille (France Ligue 1 ) picked up some interest of Europe’s may giant clubs, who can only manage 22 goals and 11 assists in 38 league appearances.

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But the strange thing is that Messi has a rating of 8.4 on WhoScored and the highest from all the players including in the best XI, but can’t make his place till now.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.