CRISTIANO RONALDO is on course to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot, despite his side being eliminated in the Round of 16.
The Portugal star bagged five goals in just four games for his nation, before crashing out at the hands of Belgium.
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged five goals at Euro 2020Credit: Reuters
Patrik Schick’s Czech Republic crashed out in the quarter-finalsCredit: AFP
He also grabbed what could be a crucial assist against Germany, dinking over Manuel Neuer to set up the grateful Diogo Jota.
Ronaldo’s nearest challenger is Patrik Schick, who has also scored five goals.
Despite both having scored five apiece, Ronaldo is ahead because of his assist, with Schick not registering any during the tournament.
The next top-scorers are Emil Forsberg, Romelu Lukaku and Karim Benzema with four apiece.
But all three are out of the competition.
Ronaldo’s nearest challengers still in the tournament are Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Kasper Dolberg, who have both scored three times.
Sterling, 26, netted goals for England against Croatia, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Schick scored five times for the CzechsCredit: Getty
While Dane Dolberg also scored against the Czechs, as well as grabbing a double against the Welsh in the 4-0 Round of 16 rout last weekend.
Kane was goalless after the group stage, but has stormed back into contention with an effort against Germany and two versus Ukraine this evening.
Among Ronaldo’s multitude of awards are four European Golden Shoes – given to the continent’s top scorer each season in club football.
He also made history earlier in the tournament, by equalling Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals in international football.
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