Ronaldo still well clear, though Messi cuts the gap again in race to become Europe's leading scorer.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action after completing his two-match suspension, but the Portuguese striker was unable to add to his tally for the season, as Real Madrid were hammered 4-0 by neighbours Atletico.

Behind Ronaldo, lurks Lionel Messi who has cut what once looked an impregnable lead at the top of the standings to just five goals. The Argentinian was on target in Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Athletic Bilbao, a match which also saw teammate Neymar get on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere in the top ten, there was little movement with tw of the season’s most prolific forwards, Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, absent though suspension and injury respectively.

Meanwhile, Porto’s Jackson Martinez took his tally to the season to 16 with a goal against Moreirense at the weekend.

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POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 28 x 2 = 56
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 23 x 2 = 46
3. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
4. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 17 x 2 = 34
5. Jackson Martinez (Porto) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
8. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
10. Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
11. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
12. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 14 x 2 = 28
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 14 x 2 = 28
16. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 18 x 1,5 = 27
17. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 13 x 2 = 26
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 13 x 2 = 26
19. Vidar Örn Kjartansson (Valerenga IF) 25 x 1 = 25
20. Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 12 x 2 = 24
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 12 x 2 = 24
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 12 x 2 = 24
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 12 x 2 = 24
Jérémy Menez (Milan) 12 x 2 = 24
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern Munich) 12 x 2 = 24
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 12 x 2 = 24
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 24 x 1 = 24
28. Janis Ikaunieks (Metalurgs Liepajas) 23 x 1 = 23
Lasse Vibe (IFK Göteborg) 23 x 1 = 23
30. Memphis Depay (PSV) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
Mickaël Poté (AC Omonia Nicosia) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
Nikolai Yanush (FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
33. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 11 x 2 = 22
Paulo Dybala (Palermo) 11 x 2 = 22
Joe Gormley (Cliftonville FC) 22 x 1 = 22
Mario Mandzukic (Atlético Madrid) 11 x 2 = 22
Klaemint Olsen (NSI) 22 x 1 = 22
Albert Prosa (Flora Tallinn) 22 x 1 = 22
Edison Luis dos Santos ‘Tarabai’ (Hibernian) 22 x 1 = 22
40. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 14 x 1,5 = 21
Aleksandr Makas (FC Minsk) 14 x 1,5 = 21
Hidetoshi Wakui (Nomme Kaljü) 21 x 1 = 21
43. ‘André’ Filipe André (Vitoria Guimaraes) 10 x 2 = 20
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 10 x 2 = 20
Christy Fagan (Saint Patrick’s Athletic) 20 x 1 = 20
Patrick Hoban (Dundalk) 20 x 1 = 20
Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) 10 x 2 = 20

Standings last updated 09/02/2015

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.