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Messi and Ronaldo tied again
by Mike Woitalla, April 30th, 2012 2:41AM



[EUROPE GOLEADORES] With three games left in the season, Real Madrid is set to take the La Liga title but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both on target last weekend, are tied in the race for the leading scorer (Pichichi) crown. For a breakdown on their goals and leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 43
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 43
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 23
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 21

Ronaldo scored once in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Sevilla while Messi hit two in Barcelona's 7-0 rout over Rayo Vallecano. Real Madrid has a seven point lead at the top of the standings over Barca with three games left while the two superstars vie for the Pichichi. Here's how they've scored they're goals so far:

Messi's goals: 34 goals with his feet; 1 header; 6 penalty kicks; 2 free kicks.

Ronaldo: 24 feet; 5 headers; 11 PKs; 2 free kicks.

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 28

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

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 27
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 26
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 20
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 18

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 24
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 22
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 20
Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Argentina) 20

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 30
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
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 17
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 16
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne/France-Gabon) 14

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