Most of the leading contenders in the ESM Golden Shoe were on target again over the weekend. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi retains his lead at the top of the standings after scoring in Barcelona’s 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad.
Behind the Argentinian lie a trio of prolific forwards, all of whom are in the form of their lives at the moment. Although Ateltico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao drew a rare blank, Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie was on target against Spurs while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid’s 5-o thrashing of Valencia.
Elsewhere, Uruguayan duo Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were on target for Napoli and Liverpool respectively, while PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic moves into the top ten after scoring the only goal of the game against Bordeaux.
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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.Subscribe today to World Soccer Magazine - The unrivalled authority on the game of soccer
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