Juventus rest Ronaldo for Serie A finale as Champions League looms

Ruben Hill
August 1, 2020

Lazio's Ciro Immobile has been crowned the 2020 European Golden Shoe victor with 35 goals in 36 games.

Lewandowski was the closest who finished on 34 goals while Ronaldo will end on 31 goals after being left out of the squad for Juventus' final game of the season against Roma.

Lewandowski, with 34 Bundesliga goals at Bayern Munich, is now 31 years of age, while five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo - who sits third on the Golden Shoe list after netting 31 times for Juventus - has passed his 35th birthday. The Italian has scored 35 goals for Lazio in Serie A.

The Italy global has enjoyed a remarkable season in front of goal, with his best-ever return posted in league competition at 30 years of age.

His form had seen Lazio had mount a serious title challenge before coronavirus brought a halt to European football.

The 30-year-old netted 35 goals for Lazio in Serie A with the Rome-based team being able to finish as high as second place if they beat Napoli tonight and results go their way.

The striker becomes the first non-Barca player to pick up the prize since Ronaldo was victorious in 2015.

Italy global Immobile will seal a first Golden Shoe and a third Capocannoniere for top scorer in Italy even if he fails to add to his tally against Napoli.

Immobile could make even more history if he is on target against Napoli as he eyes Gonzalo Higuain's all-time record mark of 36 goals in a single Serie A campaign, set when the Argentine was as Napoli.

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