Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Amazing Messi hits No. 50
by Mike Woitalla, March 12th, 2012 1:02AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

TAGS:  germany, spain


[GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi followed up on his five-goal Champions League performance in the midweek with two La Liga goals to give him 50 for Barcelona in all competitions this season. In Germany, Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez hit a trick while in England Wayne Rooney's double-strike moved Manchester United into the EPL lead. For leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues ...

Messi scored both goals on Sunday in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Racing Santander. The Argentine already has 50 goals in 43 Barca games in this season, including 12 Champions League and 30 La Liga goals. Last season he scored 53 goals in 55 games.

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 32
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 30
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 17
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 16

Ronaldo stayed ahead of Messi in the Pichichi race by scoring twice as league leader Real Madrid downed Real Betis, 3-2.

English Premier League

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 25

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 20
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 16
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16

Rooney scored both Manchester United's goals in a 2-0 win over West Brom that combined with Manchester City's loss to Swansea put Man United atop the Premier League standings.

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 21
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 19
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 16
Claudio Pizzaro (Werder Bremen/Peru) 16
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 16

Gomez hit a hat trick in Bayern's 7-2 win over Hoffenheim to keep him on track to win the Bundesliga scoring title for a second straight season. He finished with 28 goals in 2010-11. The Bayern win combined with Borussia Dortmund's scoreless tie at Augsburg shrinks Dortmund's lead over Bayern at the top of the standings to five points.

Dutch Eredivisie

Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 22
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 20
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 17
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 16
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 16

Dost scored twice in fifth-place Heerenveen's 4-2 win over Excelsior

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 19
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 18
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 16
German Denis (Atalanta/Argentina) 15

Ibrahimovic followed up on last week's hat trick with a goal in AC Milan's 2-0 win over Lecce that opened up a four-point lead for AC Milan over second-place Juventus.

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 17
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 13
(Three players tied with 11 goals.)

Giroud scored in second-place Montpellier's 3-0 win over Caen.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
By the Numbers: MLS playoff teams since All-Star Game    
The MLS All-Star break isn't a "break" in the sense that the MLB All-Star Game is ...
MLS: All the Decision Day talking points    
FC Dallas is two-thirds the way toward the first treble in MLS history ... Seattle made ...
USL Final: Allen hat trick powers NYRBII to big win    
Former Georgetown star Brandon Allen scored three goals and added an assist as New York Red ...
Video Pick: Klopp cracks up at mixup    
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp amused himself after misunderstanding a postgame question following his team's 2-1 ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"This gesture, at 1-0, OK. Not at 4-0. It is a humiliation." -- Jose Mourinho, caught ...
USWNT: Ohai does one (second) better than Williams    
The USA overcame an early deficit to hammer Switzerland, 5-1, before 23,400 fans at Minneapolis' U.S. ...
Crowd Count: MLS breaks attendance marks    
MLS broke its record for average attendance for the third year in a row, finishing with ...
MLS: Decision Day Results & Final Standings    
FC Dallas won the MLS Supporters' Shield when it tied the LA Galaxy, 0-0. Philadelphia clinched ...
What They're Saying: Georgia teen Reuben Nsemoh    
"My friends would always talk to me in Spanish and would teach me. I wasn't perfect, ...
U.S. Abroad: Pulisic rescues Borussia Dortmund    
Christian Pulisic came off the bench to set up one goal and score the tying goal ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives