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Another Messi milestone -- No. 60
by Mike Woitalla, April 10th, 2012 12:53AM

TAGS:  germany, spain


[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi scored twice last weekend to reclaim the La Liga scoring lead from Cristiano Ronaldo and up his total in all competitions to 60 goals. In Germany, Mario Gomez scored 25 seconds after kickoff ... For video of Messi's 59th goal and leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 38
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 37
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 20
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 20

Messi scored twice in Barcelona's 4-1 win over Real Zaragoza and became the first player in a major European league to score 60 goals in all competitions since Bayern Munich's Gerd Mueller struck 67 in the 1972-73 season.

Messi's first strike against Zaragoza ...

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 26

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 22
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 17
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/USA) 16

American attacker Dempsey scored twice
in last weekend's 3-0 Fulham win over Bolton and struck the equalizer in a 1-1 tie with Chelsea on Monday to move him among EPL scoring leaders.

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 25
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 24
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 19
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 17

Gomez scored both Bayern Munich goals in a 2-1 win over Augsburg, his first goal coming 25 seconds after the opening kickoff.

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 25
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 20
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 19
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 17
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 17)

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 23
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 20
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 19
Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Argentina) 18

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 18
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 14
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 13
Bafetimbi Gomes (Lyon/France) 12
Lisandro Lopez (Lyon/Argentina) 12

  1. john haley
    commented on: April 10, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
    How about video of Gomez please, could not find it on Youtube. Thanks
  1. ferdie Adoboe
    commented on: April 10, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.
    We are making progress here at home.

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