Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo is at the Top Of The European Golden Shoe Table

A Portuguese scored a sumptuous goal to maintain his position as the continent's most prolific attacker this season Lionel Messi kept up the pace with a stunning free-kick and the another week of European football as he scored with a brilliant backheel against Rayo Vallecano in his team's narrow 1-0 win on Sunday.

In the strike was the Portuguese star's 29th of the season and keeps him two points clear of his closest rival, Lionel Messi in the argentine matched Ronaldo's majestic effort with a delightful free kick against Atletico Madrid to gave his barcelona side a dramatic 2-1 win and robin van Persie moved level on points trans Narva's goal-scoring behemoth Aleksandrs Cekulajevs a wonderfully curled effort in Arsenal's 5-2 victory over north London rivals Tottenham.

In 1967-68, French football magazine L'Equipe opted to hand out an award to the top goalscorer in all European leagues for his good performances during the season to the between 1968 and 1991, high profile names such as Eusebio, Gerd Muller, Ian Rush and Marco van Basten won the coveted trophy in this measure has prevented players from so-called weaker leagues from winning the European Golden Shoe, since a goal scored in for example, Armenia, Estonia or Azerbaijan, carries less weight than a goal scored in Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga or the Premier League to the players such as Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Forlan and Lionel Messi have won the European Golden Shoe in the past few seasons.

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