Lionel Messi? Radamel Falcao? Alvaro Morata? Who is Europe’s most deadly striker?


WITH three players on six goals from six games, the race for the Premier League’s golden boot looks set to be hotly contested.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Chelsea new boy Alvaro Morata and Manchester United’s summer signing Romelu Lukaku are joint top of the scoring charts after impressive starts to the campaign.
But how do they rank in comparison to the rest of Europe’s hotshots?
BBC Sport cross examines Europe’s most clinical strikers and the rest of the key statistics from the weekend.

Europe’s golden shoe contenders?

We’re only into the second month of the season and, incredibly, two players are already into double figures.
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has scored 11 goals in just seven Ligue 1 games while Paulo Dybala has hit 10 in six games for Juventus in Serie A.
In La Liga, Lionel Messi unsurprisingly tops the scoring chart with nine goals from six games.
But while Falcao tops the scoring charts in Europe it is Dybla who is the most deadly finisher in terms of minutes-per-goal.
The 23-year-old Argentina forward averages a goal every 47 minutes. And in the Premier League it is Morata who tops that statistic, with the former Real Madrid man bagging every 76 minutes.