What does Cristiano Ronaldo need to secure his fifth Golden Boot?
Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a new challenge in the last stretch of the Serie A season.
Should he score five goals in Juventus’ last four games in the league then he will be awarded his fifth European Golden Boot prize.
Robert Lewandowski currently tops the list of Europe’s top scorers with 34 goals, while Ronaldo has mustered 30.
Should the Portuguese net four goals to match the Bayern Munich striker’s tally then the award would not be shared by both players.
As of this season, the European Sports Media (ESM), with MARCA as their Spanish representative, have introduced a novelty in the rules.
If two players score the same number of goals or get the same points then the winner will be the one who needed fewer minutes to do so.
The Poland international netted 34 times in 2,761 minutes, while Ronaldo has managed 30 goals in 2,649 minutes so far, which means that scoring four goals surely wont be enough for the Portuguese.
Meanwhile, Ciro Immobile has also bagged 30 goals, but in 2,816 minutes, and also needs another five to overtake Lewandowski.
Juventus’ last four games are against Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari and Roma, while Lazio will face Cagliari, Hellas Verona, Brescia and Napoli.
Since the restart of the Serie A, Ronaldo has registered nine goals in eight league games.
Nothing, then, is impossible for the former Real Madrid forward as he chases his fifth Golden Boot – after also winning it in 2007/08, 2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15.