Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in each of the last six-game weeks and has 23 goals in 18 games, 28 in total in Serie A, is just one goal behind Ciro Immobile, the Lazio forward.
He hit a double in a 2-2 draw with Atalanta, both penalties, as is the Portuguese forward's specialty. It moved Juve closer towards their ninth title in a row.
Immobile and Cristiano both could win the European Golden Shoe, although Robert Lewandowski is ahead on 34 goals.
After a slow start to the season, with five goals in 10 games and none in November, Ronaldo came good and became a goal machine again.
In the following 18 games, Cristiano netted 23.