Immobile won the European Golden Shoe

Immobile won the European Golden Shoe

Ronaldo does not play in the final round of Serie A, Immobile became the highest scorer in Europe for the 2019-2020 season.

Before the final round of Serie A, Ciro Immobile ranked number one in the list of the most goals scored in the European national championships. The Lazio striker has 35 goals, equivalent to 70 points.

The only person capable of chasing the Italian striker is Cristiano Ronaldo, although the Portuguese superstar’s chances are not much because he scored four goals less than the opponent.

Immobile won the Golden Shoe for the first time

However, Ronaldo was not registered by Maurizio Sarri to play in the last round of Serie A, against AS Roma. Therefore, Immobile automatically won the European Golden Shoe. He is the third Italian player to win this individual title, after Luca Toni 2005-2006 season and Francesco Totti 2006-2007 season.

The goal of the Immobile in the final round is to break the record for a goal in a season that Gonzalo Higuain set in the 2015-2016 season. Four years ago, the Argentinian striker scored 36 goals. With just two goals, Immobile will monopolize the record.

Growing up from Juventus’ youth academy, but Immobile found no place in Turin. In the summer of 2012, he was sold off to Genoa, then waded through four more clubs, before joining Lazio in the summer of 2016.

Under the hands of the new coach Simone Inzaghi, Immobile is served by the whole Lazio team. He scored 26 goals in the first season, before peaking in his career in the second season, with 41 goals in all competitions. Compared to the peak season of 2017-2018, Immobile has scored more goals in Serie A this season, but there is less ground in the Europa League because Lazio stopped right in the group stage. Currently, he has only 38 goals this season.

The record holder for the number of goals and points in the Golden Shoe race is Lionel Messi. In the 2011-2012 season, he scored 50 goals, equivalent to 100 points. Messi is also the winner of the Golden Shoe the most, with six honors. However, in the 2019-2020 season, he did not appear in the first group. Immobile won the prize, while Robert Lewandowski came in second with 34 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a 2-year ban

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a 2-year ban

The fact that Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium on his own while the Juventus – AC Milan match was still in progress could cost him a two-year ban, according to former Italian striker Antonio Cassano.

The Portuguese superstar walked out of the yard and went straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 55th minute of the match against Juventus in AC Milan in round 12 of Serie A, which took place last weekend. Before walking down the tunnel in time, Ronaldo glanced at coach Maurizio Sarri and muttered something in frustration.

Cassano striker AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma and Real Madrid have seen it and warned that Ronaldo is very easy to violate the anti-doping regulations because he has encountered the same case.

“I had to go back to the emergency stadium to avoid a two-year ban on orders from the coaching staff”, Casano recounted as he also drove home on his own after being substituted in AS Roma’s game. He kicked his rival, Lazio.

In September 2018, Peterborough United defender Josh Yorwerth (English club playing League One) also dodged a doping test. The 24-year-old was fired by the club in February 1919 after being banned for four years by the English Football Association. In fact, Josh Yorwerth had used cocaine before so he was afraid of being exposed. This is also the highest penalty for a player in English football.

The same is the case with famous defender Rio Ferdinand. He received an 8-month ban in 2003 for not attending a doping test. The player who played for Manchester United and also Ronaldo’s teammate at the time was considered innocent but the sentence was given. This was also a controversial case at the time.

Not to mention doping testing, Juventus coach Sarri told Sky Sport Italia: “Last month, Ronaldo had a knee problem, he took part in training and injured his ligament. He did everything there was. I can play football, but I think he is not feeling well and thinks it is best to replace it”.

When he was playing for Real Madrid, Ronaldo interrupted a doping test when he loudly complained that he was always chosen. The Real Madrid medical team then took over the test case from UEFA representatives following Ronaldo’s complaints. After that, UEFA did not make any more verdicts because they thought that it also stemmed from the stress of the Portuguese superstar. This time if UEFA does not skip, Ronaldo will regret his shocking action.