Edinson Cavani scored his 53rd goal of 2017 in Paris's 3-1 victory against Caen on Wednesday night to move level with Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the race to be the top European marksman of this calendar year.
The Uruguayan striker was on target with a sensational back-heel as Paris maintained their nine-point lead in Ligue 1. That was enough to give him a share of the 2017 goalscoring spoils as Lewandowski failed to register in Bayern's 2-1 win against Dortmund in the German Cup round of 16.
Having played their final games of this calendar year, Cavani and Lewandowski will now be eager onlookers as Messi and Ronaldo attempt to take the crown outright. The pair come face to face in their last chance to find the net in 2017 as Liga leaders Barcelona visit Madrid in Saturday's Clásico. Tottenham's Harry Kane, who is three goals back but has two fixtures remaining, could yet overhaul all his rivals.
50 goals or more in 2017*
53 Robert Lewandowski (55 appearances, 0.96 goals per game)
53 Cristiano Ronaldo (59, 0.90)
53 Edinson Cavani (62, 0.85)
53 Lionel Messi (63, 0.83)
50 Harry Kane (50, 1.00)
Twelve into three won't go
All five players are shortlisted for the UEFA.com fans' Team of the Year 2017 along with Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala, Radamel Falcao, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Dries Mertens. But you can only choose two or three so who is it to be?
*For club and country, excluding club friendlies
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