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Record-setting Messi and Ronaldo tied for La Liga lead
by Mike Woitalla, March 25th, 2012 9:28PM
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[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Cristiano Ronaldo became the fastest player to score 100 La Liga goals when in his 92nd game for Real Madrid he scored No. 100 and 101. Lionel Messi also struck on the weekend and is tied in the Pichichi race with Ronaldo.  ... For video of Ronaldo's 100th strike and leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 35
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 35
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 19
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 18

Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad and has now scored against 17 different teams in the La Liga season. If he scores against Barcelona (April 22) and Mallorca (May 13) he'll become the first player in La Liga history to score against every team in a season. ...

Ronaldo's 101 goals in 92 games breaks the record of Ferenc Puskas, who scored 100 in his first 105 games for Real Madrid in the late 1950s. ...

Messi hit a hat trick on Tuesday in a 5-3 win over Granada (breaking the Barcelona scoring record) and struck with a free kick in 2-0 win over Mallorca last weekend. ... (Real Madrid leads Barca by 6 points at the top of the standings.)

Ronaldo's 100th goal ...




English Premier League

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 26

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 20
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 17
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16

Argentine Aguero scored his 17th of the season in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 23
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 22
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 17
Claudio Pizzaro (Werder Bremen/Peru) 16
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 16

Gomez scored the winner in second-place Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Hannover. ... Dutchman Huntelaar scored with two headers in third-place Schalke's 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Dutch Eredivisie

Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 23
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 20
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 19
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 17

Dost added to his lead with the final goal in Heereveen's 4-1 win over VVV Venlo.

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 22
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 19
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 18
German Denis (Atalanta/Argentina) 15

Ibrahimovic scored both goals in Serie A leader AC Milan's 2-1 win over Roma.

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 17
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 13
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 13
Bafetimbi Gomes (Lyon/France) 12

Young Belgian star Hazard scored his 13th goal from the penalty spot.



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