Lukaku beats Messi and Ronaldo in latest rankings

Messi, Ronaldo missing in top five most in-form forwards in Europe at present

Considering we are delving deeper and deeper into the business end of the season, it is quite rewarding to see how our goal machines are doing. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as expected, are leading the pack in Serie A and La Liga, respectively. However, judging by recent games only, we get to see quite an interesting trend.  So, without further delay, let’s take a look at five of the most in-form forwards in Europe right now.

5. Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur


Before suffering an ankle injury in January, Harry Kane was one of the front runners for the Premier League Golden Boot, and now that he has returned, he looks all set to get right back in the race. Since coming back to the fold, the Spurs star has scored 3 goals in 4 appearances, including the winner against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

4. Krzysztof Piatek – Milan


Krzysztof Piatek has been one of the standout performers in Europe this season. The 23-year-old scored an impressive number of goals in the first half of the season for Genoa (13) before joining Milan in January.  As expected, his little trip to Milan hasn’t taken any toll on his performances and he still looks sharp as ever. He has netted five goals in his last five appearances for the Rossoneri.

3. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester City star, Sergio Aguero, has, once again enjoyed a fine campaign, and is looking sharp as ever going into the business end of the season. He missed a couple of games due to a groin injury at the halfway point of the season, but even that couldn’t stop him in his tracks. Out of his 18 Premier League goals, 7 have come in the last 5 matches, which perfectly reflects the form he’s in.

2. Fabio Quagliarella – Sampdoria

UC Sampdoria v Cagliari - Serie A

Football fans around the world hail Cristiano Ronaldo for his determined displays at 34, but there’s no real hype surrounding this 36-year-old Sampdoria star.  Fabio Quagliarella has been a revelation in Serie A this season and has scored the same number of goals (19) as Ronaldo. He endured a lean patch in the middle, but his 3 goals in the last 2 games show that that he’s once again back in business.

1. Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United


Another fallen star who has been rejuvenated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s methods – Romelu Lukaku is currently the most in-form forward in the world right now. Injuries to key players helped him get a foothold, but the rest he’s achieved all on his own. The big Belgian has scored six goals in his last three games — including a matchwinning brace against PSG — making him the only Manchester United player since Cristiano Ronaldo to score two or more goals in three consecutive games.

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