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Golden Boot within Eder Lima's grasp

Published: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 9.47CET
Russia's Eder Lima has what may be an unassailable lead in the race for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 adidas Golden Boot after a quarter-final hat-trick moved him on to seven goals.
by Paul Saffer
from Antwerp
Golden Boot within Eder Lima's grasp
Eder Lima gets his fifth of the finals against Romania ©Sportsfile
 

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Published: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 9.47CET

Golden Boot within Eder Lima's grasp

Russia's Eder Lima has what may be an unassailable lead in the race for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 adidas Golden Boot after a quarter-final hat-trick moved him on to seven goals.

Eder Lima has what may be an unassailable lead in the race for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 adidas Golden Boot after his hat-trick in Russia's 6-0 quarter-final defeat of Romania.

The forward scored two in each of Russia's group games, and his exploits on Monday took him to a finals tally of seven, already the highest total since the first 12-team tournament took place in 2010. That haul has only been bettered in a single UEFA Futsal EURO by one man, the late Russia forward Konstantin Eremenko, who managed eight in the initial 1996 event and a record 11 three years later.

Gašper Vrhovec of Slovenia remains in second place but did not add to his figures as his side were eliminated 4-0 by Spain on Tuesday. Five players are now on three goals, with third spot being shared by Italy's Fortino and Franko Jelovčić of Croatia, eliminated by the Azzurri; Portugal's Cardinal and Spain pair Aicardo and Fernandão are behind on assists.

There are eight semi-finalists on two goals, including Russia's Sergei Sergeev with three assists, one more than Sergio Lozano of Spain.

Leaders
1: Eder Lima (Russia) 7 goals, 3 assists (3 games)
2: Gašper Vrhovec (Slovenia)* 4 goals, 0 assists (3 games)
3=: Fortino (Italy) 3 goals, 2 assists, 1 yellow card (3 games)
3=: Franko Jelovčić (Croatia)* 3 goals, 2 assists, 1 yellow card (3 games)
5: Cardinal (Portugal) 3 goals, 1 assist (3 games)
6=: Aicardo (Spain) 3 goals, 0 asissts (3 games)
6=: Fernandão (Spain) 3 goals, 0 assists (3 games)

*Team eliminated

Full statistics

Criteria
1) Higher number of assists:
• Player delivering the intentional pass, cross, header or shot leading to a goal
• Player shooting and ball rebounding from woodwork, goalkeeper or defender and entering the goal
• Player passing, shooting or crossing and leading to an own goal
• Only one assist per goal can be awarded
• No assist for player winning a penalty or free-kick
2) Higher ratio of converted double (ten-metre) penalties
3) Higher ratio of converted (six-metre) penalties
4) Higher number of goals scored in fewer matches
5) Fair play record (red, yellow cards)

Past final tournament top scorers
2012: Torras (Spain)*, Dario Marinović (Croatia) 5
2010: Saad Assis (Italy), Biro Jade (Azerbaijan), Javi Rodríguez (Spain), Joel Queirós (Portugal) 5
2007: Cirilo (Russia), Daniel (Spain), Predrag Rajić (Serbia) 5
2005: Nando Grana (Italy) 6
2003: Serhiy Koridze (Ukraine) 7
2001: Serhiy Koridze (Ukraine) 7
1999: Konstantin Eremenko (Russia) 11
1996: Konstantin Eremenko (Russia) 8

*Torras won Golden Boot on assists

Last updated: 05/02/14 12.09CET

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