Dzeko claims serie A golden boot after netting 29 goals

Dzeko claims serie A golden boot after netting 29 goals

Edin Dzeko has ended the season as Serie A's
most prolific striker and equalled Roma's club
record of 29 goals scored in a single league
campaign, set by Rodolfo Volk in 1930-31.
A close-range effort 10 minutes into Sunday's 3-2
win over Genoa ensured the 31-year-old striker
became the first Bosnian player to win the
Capocannoniere, fending off the challenge of Dries
Mertens who scored in Napoli's 4-2 win over
Sampdoria to take his own total to 28.
Dzeko has scored eight goals in Roma's last eight
matches to make this term his most successful -
the striker having scored 26 goals in the
Bundesliga for Wolfsburg in 2008-09 – and his
form has been vital to Roma's second-place finish.
Belgium international Mertens last scored more
than 20 league goals in a season when he scored
21 for PSV in 2011-12, and his haul for Napoli this
campaign included a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at
Cagliari followed by four goals in a 5-3 win over
Torino seven days later.
Torino's Andrea Belotti ended the season as Serie
A's third highest scorer with 26 after adding to his
tally in a 5-3 win over Sassuolo on Sunday,
followed by Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus and
Mauro Icardi of Inter, who both scored 24.
Ciro Immobile was the only other player to finish
with more than 20 goals after he hit a penalty in a
3-1 loss at Crotone to finish up with 23 league
strikes.

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