All the leading contenders were on target this weekend, which means that Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo are still the men to catch in this season's ESM Golden Shoe standings.
The race to win this season’s ESM Golden Shoe continues to be a tight affair with all four leading contenders finding the target at the weekend.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez continues to lead the way after scoring in the 4-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday. That result took Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table and ensured the Uruguayan retains his lead in the ESM standings, two ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the opener in his side’s 5-0 demolition of Rayo Vallecano.
In third spot is Diego Costa, who scored his 25th of the season in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao. While hovering in fourth spot is last season’s winner Lionel Messi, who scored from the penalty spot in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Espanyol.
Elsewhere, Red Bull Salzburg Jonatan Soriano was again on target, while a new entry in the top 10 is Juventus’ Carlos Tevez, who scored twice in the midweek victory over Parma.
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.