Euro 2024 top scorers: Kai Havertz leads early Golden Boot race before Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe feature | OneFootball

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·15 June 2024

Euro 2024 top scorers: Kai Havertz leads early Golden Boot race before Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe feature

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Goals are flying in earlier in the tournament

Germany’s attacking stars wasted little time in immediately making it clear they will be involved in the Golden Boot race at Euro 2024.


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The hosts cruised to a 5-1 win over Scotland in the opening match of the tournament, with Florian Wirtz, Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz all on target inside 45 minutes of the match. Niclas Fullkrug came off the bench and got himself on the scoresheet too, on a perfect night for Germany.

Switzerland full-back Michel Aebischer joined Havertz at the top of the table after a one and an assist of his own in a 3-1 win over Hungary, with Fabian Ruiz involved in two goals himself in Spain’s routine victory over Croatia.

Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in 2022 and remains the favourite to pick up the award this summer, with his first chance to get up and running coming on Monday when France take on Austria.

His main challenger could prove to be Harry Kane, who will lead the line for England against Serbia on Sunday, while Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden could also enjoy big summers for the Three Lions.

Romelu Lukaku will fancy his chances of regularly finding the scoresheet during the group stage, as Belgium face Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia, and Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to score in his sixth European Championship.

Table correct as of Saturday, June 15 at 7pm BST.

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