Another brace for Lionel Messi, who scored his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona as the Spanish side beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday.

He also extended his scoring run to 14 league games and took his tally for the season to 36 league goals. Some outlets are reporting the figure to be 37 goals, but his effort against Athletic Bilbao on December 11, is expected to be credited to Amorebieta as an own goal. Only Real Madrid, Málaga, Real Sociedad, Atlético and his own Barcelona have been able to score more goals than him.

The Argentinian has only failed to hit the target in four games this season: in the third fixture against Valencia, the 5th against Granada, the 6th against Sevilla and the 10th against Celta.

Elsewhere, there were goals for several other strikers in the top ten, with Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez, Luis Suarez and Philipp Hosiner all netting for Atletico Madrid, Porto Liverpool and Austria Vienna respectively.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 36 x 2 = 72
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 24 x 2 = 48
3. Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) 20 x 2 = 40
Jackson Martinez (Porto) 20 x 2 = 40
5. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 19 x 2 = 38
6. Edinson Cavani (Napoli) 18 x 2 = 36
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 18 x 2 = 36
8. Arturas Rimkevicius (FK Siauliai) 35 x 1 = 35
9. Philipp Hosiner (Austria Vienna) 23 x 1.5 = 34.5
10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
11. Eliran Atar (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 15 x 2 = 30
Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 15 x 2 = 30
Miguel Pérez Cuesta ‘Michu’ (Swansea City) 15 x 2 = 30
Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) 15 x 2 = 30
16. Wilfried Bony (Vitesse) 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
17. Demba Ba (Newcastle United/Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) 14 x 2 = 28
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 14 x 2 = 28
20. Carlos Bacca (Club Brugge) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Shakhtar Donetsk) 18 x 1.5 = 27
22. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) 13 x 2 = 26
Albert Meyong (Vitoria Setúbal) 13 x 2 = 26
24. Rafik Djebbour (Olympiakos) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) 17 x 1,5 = 25.5
Michael Higdon (Motherwell) 17 x 1,5 = 25.5
Ebrahim Sawaneh ‘Ibou’ (Oud-Heverlee Leuven) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Dieumerci Mbokani (Anderlecht) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Billy McKay (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Graziano Pellè (Feyenoord) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Raul Rusescu (Steaua Boekarest) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
32. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic de Bilbao) 12 x 2 = 24
Jozy Altidore (AZ) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Oscar Cardozo (Benfica) 12 x 2 = 24
Rubén Castro (Real Betis) 12 x 2 = 24
Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) 12 x 2 = 24
Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Niall McGinn (Aberdeen FC) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 12 x 2 = 24
Roberto Soldado (Valencia CF) 12 x 2 = 24
Adám Szalai (Mainz 05) 12 x 2 = 24
Jelle Vossen (Genk) 16 x 1.5 = 24
43. Waris Majeed Abdul (Häcken) 23 x 1 = 23
Vladislav Ivanov (JK Trans Narva) 23 x 1 = 23
45. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) 11 x 2 = 22
‘Éder’zito António Macedo Lopes (Sporting Braga) 11 x 2 = 22
Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina) 11 x 2 = 22
Rickie Lambert (Southampton) 11 x 2 = 22
Erik Lamela (Roma) 11 x 2 = 22
Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 11 x 2 = 22
Rodrigo Lima (Benfica) 11 x 2 = 22
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 11 x 2 = 22
Tarmo Neemelo (Nomme Kalju) 22 x 1 = 22
Nils Petersen (Werder Bremen) 11 x 2 = 22
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) 11 x 2 = 22
Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers) 22 x 1 = 22
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) 11 x 2 = 22
* Standings last updated 18/02/2013

**Rules

Only the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England – 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.

  • bestrong

    why you deduct Athletic Bilbao Goal ? its clearly that the ball on the way to goal !!