Lionel Messi finishes Europe’s top scorer for 3rd straight year

first_img Reuters BarcelonaMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 09:35 IST Lionel Messi (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLionel Messi scored 36 league goals in Barcelona’s title-winning runMessi has won the Golden Shoe for a record-extending 6th timeMessi maintained he is not thinking about personal awardsLionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe’s Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he needed in Paris St Germain’s final league match of the season on Friday.Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in league matches in Europe’s top divisions, for a record-extending sixth time after finding the net 36 times for Barcelona, while Mbappe ended the campaign on 33 goals after scoring PSG’s only goal in a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims.While Messi’s goal haul helped his side clinch the La Liga title last month the 31-year-old Argentine said earlier on Friday that he was not giving the Golden Shoe race much thought with the side still coming to terms with their Champions League semi-final elimination to Liverpool.”I haven’t been thinking about that prize at all, we are still coping with what happened against Liverpool and I’m not thinking about personal awards,” Messi told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow LA LigaFollow Kylian MbappeFollow Golden ShoeFollow Champions League Lionel Messi finishes Europe’s top scorer for 3rd straight yearLionel Messi scored 36 league goals for Barcelona in their title-winning campaign and finished with 3 more than nearest rival Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

China announces tariff hike on 75 billion of US products

BEIJING — China has announced it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned Sept. 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy.The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday the tariffs of 10% and 5% take effect on two batches of goods Sept. 1 and Dec. 15 but gave no details on what imports would be affected.Trump previously announced plans to raise tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports on Sept. 1 but postponed a portion of that to Dec. 15.China’s government appealed to Trump this week to compromise in deadlocked talks aimed at settling the dispute that has battered exporters on both sides and threatens to tip the global economy into recession.The Associated Press read more