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Messi closes in on Ronaldo; Rooney converts two PKs
February 5th, 2012 11:41PM

TAGS:  england, germany, international, spain


[GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi scored his 23rd goal of the La Liga season with a volley that decided Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. ... Robin van Persie scored a hat trick in Arsenal's 7-1 win over Blackburn to extend his lead among EPL scorers. ... For leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues ...

In Germany, Claudio Pizarro scored twice for Werder Bremen in a 2-2 tie with Freiburg that ups the Peruvian's total to 15 and puts him third in the Bundesliga leading scorer's race.

Wayne Rooney scored twice from the penalty spot for Manchester United as it came back from a three-goal deficit to tie Chelsea, 3-3. Rooney now has 15 EPL goals this season.

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 24
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 23
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 14
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 14

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 22

Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 15
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 15

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 17
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 16
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen/Peru) 15
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 15

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 19
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 15
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 14
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 12

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 15
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 11
Kevin Gameiro (Paris SG/France) 10
Loic Remy (Marseille/France) 9

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 14
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 15
German Denis (Atalanta/Argentina) 12
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 12
Miroslav Klose (Lazio/Germany) 12
Diego Milito (Inter/Argentina) 12

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