Sergio Aguero makes up ground on leading duo.

In the race to become Europe’s leading goalscorer this season, the leading duo recorded rare blanks at the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in his side’s 2-2 draw with Valencia – a result which appears to have handed the league title to arch-rivals Barcelona, for whom Lionel Messi failed to get the scoresheet in the 2-0 win over Real Sociedad.

So, as things stand, with two league matches of the Spanish season remaining, Ronaldo with 42 leagues goals leads his rival by 2. Also, barring an unprecedented scoring glut in those final two games, Messi’s Spanish record of 50 goals in one season, looks set to survive.

The biggest mover in the top ten is Sergio Aguero, who took advantage of some appalling defending to notch a hat-trick in Manchester City’s 6-0 thrashing of now-relegated QPR. Third place in this seasons rankings looks assured for the Argentinian.

Elsewhere in the top ten there were goals for Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonatan Soriano 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) 25 x 2 = 50
4. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 30 x 1,5 = 45
5. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 22 x 2 = 44
7. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
9. Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 20 x 2 = 40
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 20 x 2 = 40
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 20 x 2 = 40
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 20 x 2 = 40
13. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
Luca Toni (Verona) 19 x 2 = 38
16. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 18 x 2 = 36
‘Jonas’ Gonçalves Oliveira (Benfica) 18 x 2 = 36
19. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 17 x 2 = 34
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Benfica) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
22. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 + 1 x 2 = 33,5
23. Robert Beric (Rapid Vienna) 22 x 1,5 = 33
Memphis Depay (PSV) 22 x 1,5 = 33
José ‘Fernandão’ Viana de Santana (Bursaspor) 22 x 1,5 = 33
26. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 16 x 2 = 32
Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 16 x 2 = 32
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg) 16 x 2 = 32
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 16 x 2 = 32
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 16 x 2 = 32
Jérémy Menez (Milan) 16 x 2 = 32
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 16 x 2 = 32
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
35. Shkelzen Gashi (FC Basel) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
36. Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 31 x 1 = 31
37. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
40. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Luuk de Jong (PSV) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
42. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 14 x 2 = 28
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria/Napoli) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 14 x 2 = 28
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 28 x 1 = 28
49. Paul Heatley (Crusaders) 27 x 1 = 27
Milan Skoda (Slavia Prague) 18 x 1,5 = 27

Standings last updated 11/05/2015

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.