Euro 2020 Top Scorer at end of Quarter Final : Race for Golden Boot heating up

Let us take a look at the contenders of golden boot in Euro 2020 at the end of Quarter Finals.

Top Scorer of Euro 2020
Top Scorer of Euro 2020

With the quarter final matches wrapped up yesterday, we have our line up for the semi final as only three more matches remain in what has been an incredible summer of great football and exciting tournament. Switzerland put up a brave face as they took the game to penalties against Spain after playing with 10 men.

England produced a fine performance as they dispatched off Ukraine. Italy are looking to be the best side in the tournament as they brushed aside Belgium with some fine football and Denmark continued their fairytale as they face England in the semis, while Italy will take on Spain in the other semi final. With the finest goal getters of the game battling out in the EURO 2020, the race for who comes out is getting hotter.

Let’s take a look at the top scorer of the EURO 2020 at the end of Round 16

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 5 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo topping the goal scoring chart at a tournament is like the inevitable unfolding right before our eyes. Despite crashing out in the Rounf of 16 Ronaldo still leads the chart. He equalled Ali Daei’s record of 109 international goals. The Portuguese broke Michael Plattini’s record for most goals at European Championship. Ronaldo had scored a brace in the opening game vs Hungary and grabbed another vs Germany. Against France, Ronaldo scored twice from the spot as Portugal advanced to the Round of 16 where they were beaten by Belgium. Unfortunately Ronaldo could not add anymore to his tally in that game, leaving space for others to overtake him.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Patrick Schick (Czech Republic) – 5 goals

The Czech international has been the revelation of the tournament so far. Patrick Schick announced himself on the big stage and etched his name in the football folklore as he scored an outrageous goal from the halfway line vs Scotland in the opening game and added another one. He scored a penalty against Croatia in the group stage match, before he scored an all important goal against Netherlands as Czech Republic shocked Netherlands 2-0 in the Round of 16. He added to his tally in the quarterfinal vs Denmark, however the Czech crashed out ending a fine run in the tournament.

Patrick Schick
Patrick Schick

Karim Benzema (France) – 4 goals

The Real Madrid star was recalled to the French side by Didier Deschamps before the EURO 2020 after 5 years of exile from the team. Benzema made up for the lost years and repaid the faith showed in him as he scored 4 goals. Benzema scored a brace in the final group stage game against Portugal after drawing blank in the first two games. Benzema had looked to have got into the goal scoring form as he scored a brace against Switzerland in the Round of 16 match but it was not enough as Switzerland defeated France on penalties.

Karim Benzema and Mbappeplaying against each other in the Champions League
Karim Benzema

Emil Forsberg (Sweden)- 4 goals

Emil Forseberg has been another surprise package. The RB Leipzig man has netted four times this EURO 2020. Forsberg scored a penalty against Sweden’s win over Slovakia. Forsberg netted a brace including the second fastest goal in European Championship in the match against Poland as Sweden topped their group. He even scored the equalizing goal vs Ukraine in the Round of 16 but a dramatic 120th min goal from Ukraine’s Artem Dovbyk, meant that Forsberg’s tournament ended here.

Emil Forsberg scored a brace as Sweden end at top of Group E
Emil Forsberg

Romelu Lukaku ( Belgium) – 4  goals

Romelu Lukaku has become a very improved player since his move to Inter Milan in the Serie A, after having endured a torrid spell at Manchester United. Lukaku came into the tournament with an incredible goal scoring season at Inter, where he finished as the second top scorer in Serie A behind Cristiano Ronaldo. For Belgium, Lukau has scored a brace in their opening game vs Russia, and scored in Belgium’s 2-0 win over Finland. Lukaku came short against the Italians in the quaterfinal match, but he scored from the spot to increase his tally, but Belgium were knocked out.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

Euro 2020 Top Scorer List

PosPlayerTeamGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal5
=1Patrick SchickCzech Republic5
=2Karim BenzemaFrance4
=2Emil ForsbergSweden4
=3Romelu LukakuBelgium4
=3Raheem SterlingEngland3
=3Georginio WijnaldumNetherlands3
=3Robert LewandowskiPoland3
=3Xherdan ShaqiriSwitzerland3
=3Raheem SterlingEngland3
=3Harry KaneEngland3
=3Haris Seferovic Switzerland3
=3Kasper DolbergDenmark3
=14Matteo PessinaItaly2
=14Manuel LocatelliItaly2
=14Yussuf PoulsenDenmark2
=14Joakim MaehleDenmark2
=14Ivan PerisicCroatia2
=14Kai HavertzGermany2
=14Ferran TorresSpain2
=14Denzel DumfriesNetherlands2
=14Alvaro MorataSpain2
=14Memphis Depay Netherlands2
=14Roman YaremchukUkraine2
=14Ciro ImmobileItaly2
=14Pablo SarabiaSpain2

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