There is widespread anxiety in European football circles, since the outbreak of the emerging coronavirus (COVID 19), while some people are likely to cancel competitions permanently, ifع7 the epidemic does not subside soon.
And if health conditions do not improve in Europe, the Argentine player, Lionel Messi, will lose the golden shoe award presented annually to the one who scored the most goals in Europe.
Messi will not receive the Golden Boot award, because it ranks him sixth so far in the list of players who scored the most goals in the Champions League.
Messi has already won the European shoe six times, beating the Portuguese, Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the award four times.
Bayern Munich player Robert Lewandowski tops the list of players who scored the most goals in the current season of the Champions League, with 27 goals, while Messi has 19 goals.
But the Barcelona player, he did well in the Spanish La Liga and is top scorers with 19 goals.
In the second place, followed by Real Madrid player, Karim Benzema, with 14 goals, then Barcelona player, Luis Suarez, with 11 goals.
Faced with this balance, the Spanish newspaper “Marca” described Messi as the “King” in Spain “and the European” Prince, but he can still compete for the two titles: the league’s top scorer and the champions league, if the epidemic stops.