Portuguese striker outguns his great rival.

Cristiano Ronaldo extended his lead over arch-rival, Lionel Messi, in the race to become Europe’s leading scorer.

The Real Madrid striker made it 42 for the season with a hat-trick in his side’s 3-2 win over Sevilla. Messi, meanwhile, scored twice in Barcelona’s 8-0 away rout at relegated Cordoba.

Behand the prolific duo come Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, who has been joined on 22 goals for the season by Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

Elsewhere in the top ten there were goals for Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonatan Soriano, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Barcelona’s Neymar.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 42 x 2 = 84
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 40 x 2 = 80
3. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 22 x 2 = 44
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
5. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 29 x 1,5 = 43,5
6. ‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 21 x 2 = 42
7. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
8. Carlos Bacca (Sevilla 20 x 2 = 40
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 20 x 2 = 40
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 20 x 2 = 40
11. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 26 x 1,5 = 39
12. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
14. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 18 x 2 = 36
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 18 x 2 = 36
Luca Toni (Verona) 18 x 2 = 36
18. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Jonas’ Gonçalves Oliveira (Benfica) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
21. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 + 1 x 2 = 33,5
22. Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 16 x 2 = 32
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 16 x 2 = 32
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich) 16 x 2 = 32
Jérémy Menez (Milan) 16 x 2 = 32
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
28. Memphis Depay (PSV) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Shkelzen Gashi (FC Basel) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
30. Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 31 x 1 = 31
31. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 15 x 2 = 30
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
Robert Beric (Rapid Vienna) 20 x 1,5 = 30
André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Benfica) 15 x 2 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
37. Luuk de Jong (PSV) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
38. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 14 x 2 = 28
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 28 x 1 = 28
45. José ‘Fernandão’ Viana de Santana (Bursaspor) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Paul Heatley (Crusaders) 27 x 1 = 27
47. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 13 x 2 = 26
Paulo Dybala (Palermo) 13 x 2 = 26
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria/SSC Napoli) 13 x 2 = 26
Marco André Matias (CD Nacional) 13 x 2 = 26
Thomas Müller (ayern Munich) 13 x 2 = 26
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 13 x 2 = 26
Jordan Owens (Crusaders) 26 x 1 = 26
Fabio Quagliarella (Torino) 13 x 2 = 26
Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen) 13 x 2 = 26
56. Demba Ba (Besiktas) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Jerónimo Barrales (Asteras Tripolis) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Michiel Kramer (Den Haag) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
David Lafata (Sparta Prague) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Milan Skoda (Slavia Prague) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5

Standings last updated 04/05/2015

Rules

Only the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, England and Portugal – in the UEFA rankings have two as their multiplier. This is to emphasise the difference in (international) performance level between clubs from those countries and those of other nations.A player cannot play first in a summer league (e.g. Norway) and then in a winter league (e.g. Spain) and combine the points totals for each season.