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Serie A Top Scorers: Martinez Leads, Osimhen, Lukaku Tied for 3rd in 2023/24 Golden Boot Race
- Lautaro Martinez holds a five-goal lead atop the Serie A Golden Boot standings
- AC Milan's Olivier Giroud jumped to second place after his goal against Lecce
- Four players are tied for third place with six goals, including Victor Osimhen
Lautaro Martinez is on a mission this season.
The Inter Milan captain is the only player in Serie A this season to score in double figures after Matchday 12.
Sports Brief looks at the main contenders for the Golden Boot race in the Italian top flight this campaign.
Serie A Top Scorers
1. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan, 12 goals)
Martinez is sitting pretty at the top of Serie A's scoring charts, bagging 12 goals for Inter Milan this season.
He has scored in seven out of Inter's 12 matches this campaign, with the game against Salernitana the best of the lot.
Inter recorded a 4-0 win in that contest, with Martinez scoring all of their goals after coming on as a substitute, per ESPN.
2. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan, 7)
Giroud climbed to second in the Golden Boot race after scoring a goal in Milan's 2-2 draw with Lecce this past weekend.
He now has scored seven goals in the 2023-24 Serie A season, just five behind Martinez.
3. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, 6)
Osimhen has missed the last four league games for Napoli because of a hamstring injury, but he is still tied for third in the Golden Boot race.
He scored six goals in the defending champions' first eight league matches, including a brace in their opening game against Frosinone.
3. Romelu Lukaku (Roma, 6)
Lukaku is back to his old scoring ways with AS Roma.
He has scored in five out of Roma's 12 league matches this season. He netted once in their games against Empoli, Torino, Frosinone, and Lecce.
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He also recorded a brace against Cagliari Calcio, per The Associated Press.
3. Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina, 6)
Gonzalez is another player who is in fine form in Italy this season.
The Argentine star has scored in six out of Fiorentina's 12 league games this season. He scored once in the matches against Genoa, Lecce, Frosinone, Cagliari Calcio, Napoli, and Bologna.
He grabbed a share of third place in the Golden Boot race after scoring the match-winning penalty against Bologna on Matchday 12.
3. Andrea Colpani (Monza, 6)
Colpani also grabbed a share of third place in Serie A's Golden Boot race after scoring a goal in Monza's 1-1 draw with Torino on Matchday 12.
He also scored in Monza's league matches against Empoli, Lecce, Salernitana, and Udinese Calcio.
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Haaland leads EPL Golden Boot race
Sports Brief also reported on the Premier League Golden Boot race as the race for the title continues to build.
Erling Haaland is off to a fantastic start for Manchester City, scoring 13 goals in the English league this season.
Mohamed Salah is the only other player in double figures, scoring 10 times for Liverpool this campaign so far.