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

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 31 x 2 = 62
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 31 x 2 = 62
3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 28 x 2 = 56
4. Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) 27 x 2 = 54
5. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 31 x 1,5 = 46,5
6. Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen) 29 x 1,5 = 43,5
7. Ciro Immobile (Torino) 21 x 2 = 42
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 21 x 2 = 42
9. ‘Alan’ Douglas Borges De Carvalho (Red Bull Salzburg) 26 x 1,5 = 39
10. Jackson Martinez (Porto) 19 x 2 = 38
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 19 x 2 = 38
Luca Toni (Verona) 19 x 2 = 38
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) 19 x 2 = 38
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
15. Robert Lewandowksi (Borussia Dortmund) 18 x 2 = 36
Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 18 x 2 = 36
Alexis Sánchez (FC Barcelona) 18 x 2 = 36
18. Graziano Pellè (Feyenoord) 23 x 1,5 = 34,5
19. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 17 x 2 = 34
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 17 x 2 = 34
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 17 x 2 = 34
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 17 x 2 = 34
23. Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb) 22 x 1,5 = 33
24. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 16 x 2 = 32
Josip Drmic (Nürnberg) 16 x 2 = 32
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 16 x 2 = 32
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) 16 x 2 = 32
Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 16 x 2 = 32
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) 16 x 2 = 32
30. Omer Damari (Hapoel Tel Aviv) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
31. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) 15 x 2 = 30
Van’Derley’ Dias Marinho (Maritimo) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Roberto Firmino’ Barbosa de Oliveira (Hoffenheim ) 15 x 2 = 30
Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla) 15 x 2 = 30
Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 15 x 2 = 30
Fernando Llorente (Juventus) 15 x 2 = 30
Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale) 15 x 2 = 30
Sergio Betanin ‘Paulinho’ (Livorno) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Pedro‘ Rodríguez Ledesma (Barcelona) 15 x 2 = 30
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) 15 x 2 = 30
Marcin Robak (Piast Gliwice/MKS Pogon Szczecin) 20 x 1,5 = 30
42. Carlos Arturo Bacca (Sevilla) 14 x 2 = 28
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 14 x 2 = 28
Mario Balotelli (Milan) 14 x 2 = 28
Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) 14 x 2 = 28
Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) 14 x 2 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Rodrigo José ‘Lima‘ dos Santos (Benfica) 14 x 2 = 28
Romelu Lukaku (Everton FC) 14 x 2 = 28
Clecildo ‘Rafael Martins‘ (Vitoria Setúbal) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Nolito’ Manuel Agudo Durán (Celta Vigo) 14 x 2 = 28
Shinji Okazaki (Mainz 05) 14 x 2 = 28
Ivica Olic (VfL Wolfsburg) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Raffael’ Caetano de Araújo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 14 x 2 = 28
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) 14 x 2 = 28
Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) 14 x 2 = 28
57. Michy Batshuayi (Standard Liege) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Andrej Kramaric (Dinamo Zagreb/NK Rijeka) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Lukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznan) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Nerijus Valskis (FK Suduva) 27 x 1 = 27
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Standings last updated 05/05/2014

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.