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Spain’s dynamic duo continued their remarkable scoring run to remain tied at the head of the ESM Golden Shoe standings. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were on target on Sunday to take their respective tallies for the season to 43.

Real Madrid’s Ronaldo scored the opener in his side’s 3-0 win over Sevilla, while Messi, who had not scored in his previous three matches, returned to scoring form by netting twice in Barcelona’s 7-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano.

Elsewhere in the top ten, there were two goals apiece for Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, while Robin van Persie, who has been experiencing a mini-drought in recent weeks, was on target for Arsenal, and Mario Gomez made it 26 for the season with the opener for Bayern Munich against Stuttgart.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 43 x 2 = 86
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 43 x 2 = 86
3. Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 28 x 2 = 56
4. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke) 27 x 2 = 54
5. Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) 26 x 2 = 52
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) 26 x 2 = 52
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 26 x 2 = 52
8. Burak Yilmaz (Trabzonspor) 32 x 1,5 = 48
9. Aleksandrs Cekulajevs (JK Trans Narva) 46 x 1 = 46
Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) 23 x 2 = 46
11. Bas Dost (Heerenveen) 30 x 1.5 = 45
12. Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero (Manchester City) 22 x 2 = 44
Edinson Cavani (Napoli) 22 x 2 = 44
14. Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) 21 x 2 = 42
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 21 x 2 = 42
16. Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) 27 x 1.5 = 40.5
17. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 20 x 2 = 40
Papiss Demba Cissé (Freiburg/Newcastle United) 20 x 2 = 40
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) 20 x 2 = 40
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) 20 x 2 = 40
Diego Milito (Internazionale) 20 x 2 = 40
22. David Lafata (FK Jablonec) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
23. Nikica Jelavic (Rangers/Everton) 14 x 1.5 + 8 x 2 = 37
24. Rodrigo Palacio (Genoa) 18 x 2 = 36
Lukas Podolski (Cologne) 18 x 2 = 36
26. Luuk de Jong (FC Twente) 23 x 1.5 = 34.5
Sanharib Malki (Roda Kerkrade) 23 x 1.5 = 34.,5
28. Martin Harnik (Stuttgart) 17 x 2 = 34
Eden Hazard (Lille) 17 x 2 = 34
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao) 17 x 2 = 34
Roberto Soldado (Valencia) 17 x 2 = 34
32. Alexander Frei (Basel) 22 x 1,5 = 33
Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Zenit St.Petersburg) 22 x 1.5 = 33
Jérémy Perbet (Mons) 22 x 1.5 = 33
35. Demba Ba (Newcastle United) 16 x 2 = 32
Clint Dempsey (Fulham) 16 x 2 = 32
Gérman Gustavo Denis (Atalanta) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Nenê’ Anderson Luiz de Carvalho (Paris Saint-Germain) 16 x 2 = 32
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) 16 x 2 = 32
Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 16 x 2 = 32
Aiyegbeni Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers) 16 x 2 = 32
42. Artjoms Rudnevs (KSS Lech Poznán) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
43. John Guidetti (Feyenoord) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Arouna Koné (Levante) 15 x 1.5 = 30
Miguel Pérez Cuesta ‘Michu’ (Rayo Vallecano) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Raúl’ González Blanco (Schalke 04) 15 x 2 = 30
* Standings last updated 30/04/2012

**Rules

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.

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