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Messi scores No. 150; Super Mario strikes again
by Mike Woitalla, March 19th, 2012 2:06AM

TAGS:  barcelona, germany, spain


[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi scored his 150th La Liga goal in a 2-0 win over Sevilla. It was his 14th in his last six games. ... Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez struck once as Bayern enjoyed another rout; it's talled 20 goals in its last three games with eight from Gomez. ... For video of Messi's latest golazo and leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 32
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 31
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 17
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 17

Messie nutmegged a defender and chipped the keeper for the goal that pulls him within one on Ronaldo, who didn't strike in Real Madrid's 1-1 tie with Malaga. Barcelona now trails La Liga leader Real Madrid by 8 points.

English Premier League

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 26

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

Van Persie extended his EPL scoring lead with a goal last Monday in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Newcastle.

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 22
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 20
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 16
Claudio Pizzaro (Werder Bremen/Peru) 16
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 16

Gomez scored from the penalty spot in Bayern Munich's 6-0 win of Hertha Berlin, which comes after a 7-0 win over FC Basel (four Gomez goals) in the Champions League and last weekend's 7-2 win over Hoffenheim (Gomez hat trick).

Dutch Eredivisie

Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 22
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 20
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 18
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 16
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 16

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 20
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 18
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 16
German Denis (Atalanta/Argentina) 15

Ibrahimovic scored from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win over Parma, giving him five goals in his last three games.

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

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