Moment of history this weekend in the Bundesliga. By converting his penalty in Freiburg (2-2), Robert Lewandowski equaled Gerd Müller’s legendary record dating from the 1971/72 season by scoring 40 goals in one season. The Pole still has one match, against Augsburg, to cross this historic bar. The Bayern Munich striker is logically at the top of the ranking of the best scorers in Europe.
He is ahead of Paul Onuachu. The Nigerian is untenable at the forefront of Genk’s attack this season, with 33 goals on the clock. Since the start of the play-offs 1 in Belgium, he has posted a record of 4 achievements in 4 matches, the most recent this weekend on the lawn of Anderlecht (1-2). Lionel Messi, author of his 30th goal in La Liga despite the defeat of FC Barcelona against Celta de Vigo on Sunday (1-2), completes the podium.
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Lewy in the story, supersonic Daka
Cristiano Ronaldo is never far away. Scorer against Sassuolo (1-3) and Inter (3-2), the Portuguese Juventus consolidated his position as Serie A top scorer, with 29 units. Irresistible, Patson Daka returns like a cannonball. The Zambian from Salzburg remains on two consecutive braces, for a record of 27 goals in 27 appearances! Impressive.
André Silva also has 27 achievements. The Lusitanian, author of a new double against Schalke 04 this weekend (4-3), confirms his excellent exercise with Eintracht Frankfurt. Kylian Mbappé and Giorgios Giakoumakis, with 26 goals in 30 matches, follow closely behind. Erling Haaland, 25 goals, is in ambush with Borussia Dortmund. Special mention finally to Gerard Moreno, scorer in his last three outings with Villarreal, for a total of 23 goals in 32 matches.
The ranking of European top scorers
1) Robert Lewandowski (32 / Poland / Bayern Munich) – 40 goals in 28 matches (2373 minutes)
2) Paul Onuachu (26 years old / Nigeria / Genk) – 33 goals in 37 matches (2935 minutes)
3) Lionel Messi (33 / Argentina / FC Barcelona) – 30 goals in 35 matches (3022 minutes)
4) Cristiano Ronaldo (36 / Portugal / Juventus) – 29 goals in 33 matches (2803 minutes)
5) Patson Daka (22 / Zambia / Red Bull Salzburg) – 27 goals in 27 matches (1938 minutes)
6) André Silva (25 / Portugal / Eintracht Frankfurt) – 27 goals in 31 matches (2683 minutes)
7) Kylian Mbappé (22 / France / Paris Saint-Germain) – 26 goals in 30 matches (2297 minutes)
8) Georgios Giakoumakis (26 years old / Greece / VVV Venlo) – 26 goals in 30 matches (2591 minutes)
9) Erling Braut Håland (20 / Norway / Borussia Dortmund) – 25 goals in 27 matches (2320 minutes)
10) Gerard Moreno (29 / Spain / Villarreal) – 23 goals in 32 matches (2600 minutes)