European Golden Shoe Winner Confirmed

Ross Houston
August 2, 2020

Gonzalo Higuain had opened the scoring for Juve, but Nikola Kalinic equalised from a Diego Perotti corner.

Inter beat Atalanta 2-0 to come second.

With one eye on their Champions League last-16 second-leg against Lyon in August, and with the league title safely wrapped up, Juve boss Sarri has chose to rest the 35-year-old Ronaldo for the clash with Roma, with the Portugal star's chances of overhauling Immobile as the continent's top scorer in any case being slim.

But Roma had other chances themselves, with Davide Zappacosta shooting narrowly wide and Wojciech Szczesny made a couple of decent saves as Juve faltered before a huge Champions League showdown.

Inter Milan finish just one point behind the champions after winning the three-team race for second spot.

Immobile will also win the European Golden Shoe for the continent's top scorer this term, having overtaken Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski's tally of 34 in midweek.

The Turin side, last beaten on their own ground in a Serie A match by Napoli in April 2018, have lost both their games since clinching the title one week ago and finished the campaign with 83 points, one ahead of Inter Milan.

Portuguese ace Ronaldo has won the Golden Shoe four times during his illustrious career, the last of those coming in the 2014-15 season, when he scored a remarkable 48 goals in 35 La Liga games with Real Madrid.

Ciro Immobile tied Gonzalo Higuain's record for most goals in a Serie A season, while his tally of 36 also means he finishes as the European Golden Shoe victor for 2019-20.

The season concludes on Sunday with Lecce and Genoa playing Parma and Hellas Verona respectivel hoping to avoid joining Brescia and SPAL down in Serie B.

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