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Ronaldo takes the lead; Rooney moves up
by Mike Woitalla, April 24th, 2012 12:20AM

TAGS:  england, spain


[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Cristiano Ronaldo's game-winning goal in Real Madrid's 2-1 triumph over Barcelona moved him ahead of Lionel Messi in the La Liga scoring race. Wayne Rooney moved within a goal of Robin Van Persie in EPL scoring. ... For leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 42
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 41
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 22
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 21

Ronaldo's gamewinner against Barcelona that all but sealed the title for Real Madrid was his seventh goal in his last five La Liga games. (Real Madrid has scored a league record 109 goals this season.)

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 27

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 26
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 22
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn Rovers/Nigeria) 16
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/USA) 16

Rooney scored twice in Manchester United's 4-4 tie with Everton and has five in his last four EPL games.

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 25
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 25
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 20
Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart/Austria) 17
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 17

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 24
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 20
Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Argentina) 20
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 20

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 28
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 23
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 20
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 18
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 17

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 20
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 16
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 16
Bafetimbi Gomes (Lyon/France) 13
Lisandro Lopez (Lyon/Argentina) 13
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne/France-Gabon) 13

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