Immobile is the New Goal Machine
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of finishing as Europe’s top scorer was cut short yesterday after Cagliari beat them 2-0 and Immobile scored his 35th goal of the season as Lazio beat Brescia 2-0. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner failed to score as champions Juventus were beaten by Cagliari.
Ronaldo has scored an incredible 31 Serie A goals this season but found himself frustrated on Wednesday night. Luca Gagliano’s close-range finish and Giovanni Simeone’s powerful drive secured the win for the home team. Ronaldo trails Lazio striker Ciro by four goals in the battle for Europe’s Golden Shoe.
Only one game is left to play in the Italian Serie A to conclude the season which was won by Juventus, Immobile is the outright leading scorer in Europe as his latest strike moved him ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who finished the Bundesliga season with 34 goals. Immobile is also just one goal away from equalling the Serie A record for most goals in a season. Gonzalo Higuain scored 36 times for Napoli in the 2015-16 campaign.