Ronaldo extends lead; Ibrahimovic hits hat trick

[GOLEADORES] Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 30th goal of the season and Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in a 5-0 win over Espanyol to move him into third place behind Lionel Messi and Ronaldo in the La Liga scoring race. For video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat trick for AC Milan and leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues ...

Arsenal's Dutch striker Robin Van Persie scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Liverpool to give him an EPL-leading 25 goals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a share of the Italian Serie A scoring lead after hitting a hat trick in AC Milan's 4-0 win over Palermo.

Spain La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 30
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 28
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 16
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 15

English Premier League

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 25

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 18
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 16
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16

German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 18
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 18
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) 16
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 16

Dutch Eredivisie

Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 20
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 20
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 16
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 16



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

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 16
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 13
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 11
(Three players tied with 10 goals.)



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