As at the beginning of the week, we unveil the ranking of the top European scorers in the form of a top 10 with honorable mentions. The rules are simple, only the goals scored in the league are counted. The players are separated in the event of a tie by the number of matches played and then by the number of minutes played. The first 12 championships in the UEFA ranking are thus concerned, namely Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey and Austria. And for this 27th record of the season, it is again and again Robert Lewandowski who reigns supreme with his 36 goals in 26 matches. The Polish striker did not play this weekend because of the German Cup. He still has three games left against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Freiburg and Augsburg to improve his record.
Behind him, Paul Onuachu continues to glean. The Nigerian striker has just reached the 30-goal mark last Friday against Antwerp (3-2 victory). With a new achievement, the Genk player has 30 goals in 34 matches. The podium is completed by Lionel Messi. The Argentine striker is confident at the moment. Scorer despite the 2-1 defeat against Granada, he offered himself in a brace against Valencia CF (3-2 victory). Now with 28 goals in 32 matches, the native of Rosario ends the season with a cannonball. It might not be enough to pass Robert Lewandowski but he should reach the 30-goal mark. His main rival Cristiano Ronaldo follows in 4th position. Author of a double at the end of the match to allow Juventus to beat Udinese (2-1), the Portuguese improved his record to reach 27 goals in 30 matches.
Erling Braut Håland and Kylian Mbappé remain stranded
In fifth position, we find Erling Braut Håland. Injured, the Norwegian did not play the semi-final of the German Cup against Holstein Kiel (5-0 victory). He has 25 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances. He is expected to make his comeback on Saturday against RB Leipzig. Kylian Mbappé comes in sixth place with 25 goals in 29 matches. Injured, the native of Bondy did not participate in the victory of PSG against Lens (2-1). He is ahead of André Silva by a few minutes. The Portuguese striker of Eintracht Frankfurt has similar statistics and has not played this weekend because of the German Cup. Patson Daka follows in eighth position. In midweek, the Zambian was silent following the draw against Wolfsberg (1-1). This Saturday, he did not also score in the Austrian Cup final against LASK (3-0 victory). Patson Daka remains stuck at 24 goals in 24 matches.
Ninth, Georgios Giakoumakis could not do anything during the large disappointment of VVV-Venlo against Heracles Almelo (4-0). In difficulty like his club, the Greek remains stuck at 24 goals in 28 matches. Finally, we find Karim Benzema in 10th place. Silent against Osasuna (2-0 victory), he however has 21 goals in 30 matches, ahead of Harry Kane (Tottenham), Romelu Lukaku and Aaron Boupendza (Hatayspor) for a few minutes while the French Thomas Henry (Louvain) also counts. 21 achievements. Gianni Bruno (Zulte Waregem), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) and Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) follow with 20 goals. Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), Simy (Crotone), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Cyle Larin (Besiktas), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Sardar Azmoun (Zenit) and Luis Suarez (Atlético de Madrid) can boast of their 19 achievements.
The ranking of European top scorers
1) Robert Lewandowski (32 / Poland / Bayern Munich) – 36 goals in 26 matches (2193 minutes)
2) Paul Onuachu (26 years old / Nigeria / Genk) – 30 goals in 34 matches (2679 minutes)
3) Lionel Messi (33 / Argentina / FC Barcelona) – 28 goals in 32 matches (2752 minutes)
4) Cristiano Ronaldo (36 / Portugal / Juventus) – 27 goals in 30 matches (2553 minutes)
5) Erling Braut Håland (20 / Norway / Borussia Dortmund) – 25 goals in 26 matches (2230 minutes)
6) Kylian Mbappé (22 / France / Paris Saint-Germain) – 25 goals in 29 matches (2220 minutes)
7) André Silva (25 / Portugal / Eintracht Frankfurt) – 25 goals in 29 matches (2503 minutes)
8) Patson Daka (22 / Zambia / Red Bull Salzburg) – 24 goals in 24 matches (1699 minutes)
9) Georgios Giakoumakis (26 years old / Greece / VVV Venlo) – 24 goals in 28 matches (2411 minutes)
10) Karim Benzema (33 / France / Real Madrid) – 21 goals in 30 matches (2555 minutes)