Ligue 1 scorers chart: Balogun still topping, Lacazette level with Mbappé

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Flo Balogun of Arsenal celebrates after the match between Arsenal U18 and Tottenham Hotspur U18 in the FA Youth Cup 4th Round at Meadow Park on January 17, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Folarin Balogun may have drawn a blank against AJ Auxerre, but Stade de Reims’ Arsenal-owned forward remains ahead of Kylian Mbappé in Ligue 1 Uber Eats’ top scorer race.

Balogun scored a hat-trick in last Wednesday’s 4-2 win over FC Lorient: one from the penalty spot, one with his right foot and one with his left, to move onto 14 goals for the season.

His first was a penalty converted straight down the middle, with Lorient ‘keeper Vito Mannone – another former Gunner – guessing wrong.

Balogun bagged his second of the evening, reacting first to a loose ball to put Will Still’s men in front.

He only had to wait three-more minutes to claim the match ball and it was the pick of the bunch: a superb volley on his weaker left foot.

Second-best Mbappé missed PSG’s 2-1 win over Toulouse FC at the Parc des Princes with injury, with Lionel Messi and Achraf Hakimi getting the champions’ goals.

Messi’s finish was a fine one – teed up by Hakimi – and the Argentine breaks into the top 10 on 10 goals with another 10 assists for good measure.

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