Golden Boot race a fascinating one at the Euros

Last updated on November 15th, 2021

With some big players in the Golden Boot running exiting the tournament at the Round of 16 and in the quarters, it’ll be intriguing to see if any of the remaining players in contention can catch Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sitting on five goals alongside Patrik Shick, who, despite scoring against Denmark is also now eliminated, Ronaldo is interestingly still first. This is because of the fact he’s registered an assist, which is how the tie breaker works if players are level on goals.

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With a host of legitimate contenders departing from the tournament in the last week, such as Karim Benzema, Emil Forsberg, Romelu Lukaku and Haris Seferovic, it’ll take a huge effort for anyone to overcome Ronaldo now.

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One man, however, who’s put himself right in the mix is England’s star forward Harry Kane. Moving up to three goals following his super brace in England’s thumping 4-0 quarter final victory over Ukraine, he looks to have a real shot at Golden Boot glory. Now on a roll, he’ll be fired up to add this crown to his World Cup Golden Boot achievement.

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His teammate, Raheem Sterling, could also be in with a shout, as his three goals could be added to as England move into the semi finals against Denmark.

In terms of Denmark, Kasper Dolberg’s three goals in his last two games have seen him emerge as a smokey for the Golden Boot, as the big man has come into the side and impressed immensely.

Upon looking at the odds, the bookies still have Ronaldo as the favourite at $1.75 to win the award ahead of Kane ($8), Sterling ($12) and Dolberg ($33).

Set to be a shootout between Kane, Sterling and Dolberg to catch Ronaldo for the Golden Boot, watching how this race unfolds will be a fascinating subplot as the tournament enters its final stages.

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