Mbappe cuts distance to Messi in race for Golden Boot



The Argentine didn’t play against Huesca for Barcelona and didn’t score against Real Sociedad at the weekend, but he is still Europe’s top scorer with 33 goals compared to Mbappe’s 30 after the Frenchman’s treble.

Mbappe won’t play again in Ligue 1 until April 30, giving Messi time to extend the gap at the top of the leaderboard.

However, the Champions League will take some of Barcelona’s No.10’s attention, possibly giving Mbappe the upper hand in the final few weeks of the season as the Catalans will likely rotate around their semi-final meetings with Liverpool.