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

1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 29 x 2 = 58
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 28 x 2 = 56
3. Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) 25 x 2 = 50
4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 23 x 2 = 46
5. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 20 x 2 = 40
6. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 26 x 1.5 = 39
7. Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen) 25 x 1,5 = 37.5
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
9. ‘Alan’ Douglas Borges De Carvalho (Red Bull Salzburg) 24 x 1.5 = 36
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 18 x 2 = 36
11. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 17 x 2 = 34
Ciro Immobile (Torino) 17 x 2 = 34
Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) 17 x 2 = 34
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) 17 x 2 = 34
16. Josip Drmic (Nürnberg) 16 x 2 = 32
Robert Lewandowksi (Borussia Dortmund) 16 x 2 = 32
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 16 x 2 = 32
Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 16 x 2 = 32
20. Omer Damari (Hapoel Tel Aviv) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
21. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 15 x 2 = 30
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) 15 x 2 = 30
Graziano Pellè (Feyenoord) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) 15 x 2 = 30
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 15 x 2 = 30
Luca Toni (Verona) 15 x 2 = 30
27. Carlos Arturo Bacca (Sevilla) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Roberto Firmino’ Barbosa de Oliveira (Hoffenheim) 14 x 2 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 14 x 2 = 28
Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Pedro’ Rodríguez Ledesma (Barcelona) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Raffael’ Caetano de Araújo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 14 x 2 = 28
Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) 14 x 2 = 28
35. Michy Batshuayi (Standard Liege) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Marcin Robak (MKS Pogon Szczecin) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Nerijus Valskis (FK Suduva) 27 x 1 = 27
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 18 x 1.5 = 27
39. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 13 x 2 = 26
Mario Balotelli (Milan) 13 x 2 = 26
Van’Derley’ Dias Marinho (Maritimo) 13 x 2 = 26
Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) 13 x 2 = 26
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Javi Guerra’ Rodríguez (Real Valladolid) 13 x 2 = 26
Fredy Montero (Sporting) 13 x 2 = 26
Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale) 13 x 2 = 26
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) 13 x 2 = 26
48. Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
Hamdi Harbaoui (Lokeren) 17 x 1.5 = 25.5
50. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 12 x 2 = 24
Leon Benko (HNK Rijeka) 16 x 1,5 = 24
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) 12 x 2 = 24
José Maria Callejón (Napoli) 12 x 2 = 24
Alessio Cerci (Torino) 12 x 2 = 24
Marko Devic (Metalist Kharkiv/Rubin Kazan) 16 x 1,5 = 24
Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 24 x 1 = 24
Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Andrej Kramaric (Dinamo Zagreb/NK Rijeka) 16 x 1.5 = 24
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburg) 12 x 2 = 24
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Benfica) 12 x 2 = 24
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 12 x 2 = 24
Anthony Modeste (TSG Hoffenheim) 12 x 2 = 24
Thomas Müller (Bayern München) 12 x 2 = 24
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) 12 x 2 = 24
Gastón Sangoy (Apollon Limassol) 16 x 1.5 = 24
David Villa (Atlético Madrid) 12 x 2 = 24
Standings last updated 31/03/2014

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.