Messi equals another record with sixth golden boot
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Messi equals another record with sixth golden boot

Messi equals another record with sixth golden boot

20 May 2019, 01:00

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi equaled Telmo Zarra's record of six golden boot award after the Barcelona star finished the 2018-19 season as the leading scorer in LaLiga.

The Argentinian sensational league campaign for Barca earned him 36 goals in 34 appearances as the Catalans finished the season 11 points clear of nearest rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

In the golden boots race, team-mate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema were his closest challengers with both bagging 21 goals apiece.

It is the sixth time in his career Messi has taken home the golden boot as LaLiga's top scorer in a single season, moving him to level with Athletic Bilbao great Zarra.

Hat-Trick

Among Messi's 36 goals were three hat-tricks – against Real Betis, Sevilla and Levante – while he rounded out the campaign with a brace in the 2-2 draw with Eibar.

He could yet add the European Golden Shoe too, with Messi four goals clear of Kylian Mbappe, who has one league game left to play this season with Paris Saint-Germain.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak finished a fourth successive season as the goalkeeper with the fewest goals conceded - just 27 in 37 appearances.

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