Plenty of movement in the upper reaches of the ESM Golden shoe standings.

Many of Europe’s leading goalscorers were on target this weekend frontrunners Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game in Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Malaga, while Liverpool’s Suarez found the net in Liverpool’s stunning 3-0 win over Manchester United.

The pair are level at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings with 25 goals a piece.

Lying in third spot is Atletico Madrid’s Diego Cotsa who scored goal number 22 in his side’s 1-0 win over Espanyol. He’s followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who scored both goals in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Saint Etienne.

The biggest mover, though, was last season’s winner Lionel Messi who notched a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 7-0 victory over Osasuna to move him into 6th spot in the standings – the first time the Argentinian has been in the top ten all season. His team-mate Alexis Sanchez also scored in that game and returns to the top ten in 9th spot.

Elsewhere, Mario Mandzukic maintained his good recent form by scoring in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and there were two goals form Jonatan Soriano for Red Bull Salzburg in his side’s 5-0 victory over RZ Pellets WAC.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 25 x 2 = 50
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 25 x 2 = 50
3. Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 18 x 2 = 36
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 18 x 2 = 36
8. Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen) 23 x 1.5 = 34.5
9. Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) 17 x 2 = 34
11. ‘Alan’ Douglas Borges De Carvalho (Red Bull Salzburg) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
12. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 15 x 2 = 30
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) 15 x 2 = 30
Robert Lewandowksi (Borussia Dortmund) 15 x 2 = 30
Jackson Martinez (Porto) 15 x 2 = 30
Graziano Pellè (Feyenoord) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 15 x 2 = 30
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 15 x 2 = 30
20. Omer Damari (Hapoel Tel Aviv) 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
21. ‘Pedro’ Rodríguez Ledesma (Barcelona) 14 x 2 = 28
Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) 14 x 2 = 28
23. Michy Batshuayi (Standard Liege) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Nerijus Valskis (FK Suduva) 27 x 1 = 27
25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Roberto Firmino’ Barbosa de Oliveira (Hoffenheim 1899) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Javi Guerra’ Rodríguez (Real Valladolid) 13 x 2 = 26
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 13 x 2 = 26
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 13 x 2 = 26
Ciro Immobile (Torino) 13 x 2 = 26
Fredy Montero (Sporting) 13 x 2 = 26
Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale) 13 x 2 = 26
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) 13 x 2 = 26
Luca Toni (Verona) 13 x 2 = 26
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) 13 x 2 = 26
36. Hamdi Harbaoui (Lokeren) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
37. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) 12 x 2 = 24
Van’Derley’ Dias Marinho (Maritimo) 12 x 2 = 24
Marko Devic (Metalist Kharkiv/Rubin Kazan) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Josip Drmic (Nürnberg) 12 x 2 = 24
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 12 x 2 = 24
Joe Gormley (Cliftonville ) 24 x 1 = 24
Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 12 x 2 = 24
‘Raffael’ Caetano de Araújo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 12 x 2 = 24
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) 12 x 2 = 24
Gastón Sangoy (Apollon Limassol) 16 x 1.5 = 24
David Villa (Atlético Madrid) 12 x 2 = 24
49. Vladimir Voskoboinikov (Nõmme Kalju) 23 x 1 = 23
50. Leon Benko (HNK Rijeka) 15 x 1.5 = 22.5
Thomas Dalgaard (Viborg) 15 x 1.5 = 22.5
Marcin Robak (Pogon Szczecin) 15 x 1.5 = 22.5
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 15 x 1.5 = 22.5
Philipp Zulechner (Grödig/Freiburg) 15 x 1.5 = 22.5
55. Youssef El-Arabi (Getafe) 11 x 2 = 22
Mario Balotelli (Milan) 11 x 2 = 22
Carlos Arturo Bacca (Sevilla) 11 x 2 = 22
Antonio Cassano (Parma) 11 x 2 = 22
Alessio Cerci (Torino) 11 x 2 = 22
Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) 11 x 2 = 22
Rimo Hunt (Levadia Tallinn) 22 x 1 = 22
Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 11 x 2 = 22
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger) 11 x 2 = 22
Fernando Llorente (Juventus) 11 x 2 = 22
Shinji Okazaki (Mainz 05) 11 x 2 = 22
Sergio Betanin ‘Paulinho’ (Livorno) 11 x 2 = 22
Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 11 x 2 = 22
Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla) 11 x 2 = 22
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 11 x 2 = 22
Arturo Vidal (Juventus) 11 x 2 = 22
Ikechuwku Uche (Villarreal) 11 x 2 = 22
Standings last updated 17/03/2014

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.