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Lazio striker Ciro Motionless netted a brace in a 2-1 win over Brescia on Sunday to drag stage with Robert Lewandowski within the race for the 2019-20 European Golden Shoe.
The Bayern Munich striker will not be in motion once more till subsequent Sunday, because the Bundesliga has not but returned from its winter break.
The Premier League didn’t play over the weekend due to the third spherical of the FA Cup, however Southampton’s Danny Ings continued his sizzling streak within the New Yr’s fixtures to enter the highest 10.
T1. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich: 19 x 2.Zero = 38.Zero
T1. Ciro Motionless, Lazio: 19 x 2.Zero = 38.Zero
three. Timo Werner, RB Leipzig: 18 x 2.Zero = 36.Zero
four. Jamie Vardy, Leicester Metropolis: 17 x 2.Zero = 34.Zero
5. Erik Sorga, Flora Tallinn: 31 x 1.Zero = 31.Zero
6. Ilia Shkurin, Energetik-BGU Minsk: 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
T7. Lionel Messi, Barcelona: 13 x 2.Zero = 26.Zero
T7. Wissam Ben Yedder, AS Monaco: 13 x 2.Zero = 26.Zero
T7. Danny Ings, Southampton: 13 x 2.Zero = 26.Zero
T7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 13 x 2.Zero = 26.Zero
Guidelines: UEFA has assigned each league in Europe a problem issue between one and two, which is multiplied by a participant’s purpose tally to calculate their factors complete.
For instance, the Premier League has a most ranking of two, so Jamie Vardy’s targets are price greater than Erik Sorga’s targets within the Estonian Meistriliiga, which has a ranking of 1.
Motionless didn’t handle to attain in Lazio’s last two video games of 2019, however he kicked off 2020 in fashion with one other couple for his ever-growing assortment.
Lazio fell behind at Brescia to Mario Balotelli’s 18th-minute strike, however Motionless equalised from the spot shortly earlier than half-time when Andrea Cistana hauled down Felipe Caicedo, freely giving a penalty and being despatched off for his troubles.
OptaPaolo supplied some perception into Motionless’s purpose:
18 – The final participant earlier than #Motionless to attain a minimum of 18 targets after the primary 17 video games performed by his crew in Serie A was #Angelillo in January 1959, who scored 33 targets on the finish of the season. Unstoppable.
Regardless of Brescia enjoying the second half with 10 males, it took Lazio till damage time to strike once more, with Motionless the person to take action:
GianlucaDiMarzio.com’s David Amoyal made a lofty comparability between the 29-year-old and one other legendary Italian striker:
Whereas Europe’s different main leagues have loved winter breaks, Ings has capitalised on a busy festive interval within the Premier League to creep up the standings due to some spectacular kind.
He bagged his ninth purpose in 10 video games as Southampton upset Tottenham Hotspur 1-Zero on New Yr’s Day, and he did so with a advantageous effort:
Accidents restricted the striker to only 25 appearances in three seasons at Liverpool, however after transferring to the Saints in 2018 he is lastly again to full health and high kind.
Ings was rested on Saturday as Southampton beat Huddersfield City 2-Zero within the FA Cup, so he’ll be contemporary for his or her journey to Leicester Metropolis subsequent Saturday.