No change at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings with joint leaders, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez, both on target for Real Madrid and Liverpool respectively.
Ronaldo scored an amazing backheeled volley to earn his side a point against Valencia.
Meanwhile, Suarez was on target in his side’s remarkable 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace – a result which may prove critical in the destination of the Premier league title.
The pair have now scored 31 goals apiece this season, although with Ronaldo having two games to play to Suarez’s one, he must be considered the slight favourite to add the title of Europe’s leading scorer to his FIFA Ballon d’Or award.
Last season’s winner Lionel Messi has leapfrogged Diego Costa to move into the third place outright. The Argentinian was on target in his side’s 2-2 draw with Getafe.
The only other movers in the upper reaches were Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge.
POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
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.