New point on the best strikers on the continent. Authors of a double this weekend with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski are getting closer to the top of the standings. Not having played with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema fell from the podium.
International truce over, the ranking of European top scorers returns on Monday for the fourth record of the season. This concerns the scorers who raged in Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, Scotland, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. No change in the lead where Michael Frey, despite his silence during the defeat of Antwerp against Zulte-Waregem (1-2), retains the controls of this classification. Author of 12 goals in 11 matches, the Swiss striker had a sparkling start to the season and was just ahead of Arthur Cabral.
Top scorer in the Swiss championship, the Brazilian striker did indeed come into play on the occasion of Basel’s victory against Sion (1-0) but did not find the fault in this meeting. With a record of 11 goals in 10 matches, he still displays a sheet of statistics that is enough to make you dizzy. The podium is thus completed by Erling Braut Haaland and this is the real change this week. With a new double in the success gleaned by Borussia Dortmund against Mainz (3-1), the Norwegian star, back from injury, now has 9 goals in 6 matches and takes advantage of the postponed match between Real Madrid and the Athletic Bilbao where Karim Benzema was logically unable to speak. The French, candidate for the Ballon d’Or 2021 and author of 9 goals in 8 La Liga games, falls to fifth place. Right behind the inevitable Robert Lewandowski.
Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski are building up the pressure!
Great architect of the humiliation given by Bayern Munich to Bayer Leverkusen (5-1), the Polish serial scorer got his double with, in passing, a wonder of ‘Madjer’ to allow his family to open the scoring . Now showing a record of 9 goals in 8 matches, the number 9 of the Bavarians (640 minutes played) is therefore ahead of KB9, with the same record but with a slightly higher playing time (709 minutes). Respectively ninth and eighth in the last ranking of European scorers, Lewandowski (4th) and Haaland (3rd) achieve the two best progressions. Behind this top 5, we find Paul Onuachu, holder and silent during the defeat of Genk against Charleroi (0-2) this weekend. Sixth, the Nigerian has not scored for two games and remains stuck at 9 goals in 10 matches (726 minutes played). With the same record, he is ahead of Gamid Agalarov (9 goals in 11 matches and 765 minutes played), scorer then injured against Krasnodar (1-1).
This classification is completed by Jelle Vossen, ninth, who still totals 8 goals after 10 days since the Belgian did not find the net this weekend despite the victory of his family against the Antwerp of Michael Frey. Finally, the Gambian Assan Ceesay closes this ranking with 8 goals in 10 matches. Once again a scorer in his team’s victory against Lugano (1-0), he confirms his incredible performance just before the international break. Author of a quadruple with Zurich against Sion (6-2), he had thus made a sensational entry in this ranking. Just behind, we find Viktor Tsyhankov (Dynamo), Makhtar Gueye (Ostend), Dante Vanzeir (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise), all authors of 8 achievements as well, but with a higher playing time than the last of this top 10.
The ranking of top scorers in Europe
1) Michael Frey (27 / Antwerp / Switzerland) – 12 goals in 11 matches (878 minutes)
2) Arthur Cabral (23 / FC Basel / Brazil) – 11 goals in 10 matches (769 minutes)
3) Erling Braut Haaland (21 / Borussia Dortmund / Norway) – 9 goals in 6 matches (540 minutes)
4) Robert Lewandowski (33 / Bayern Munich / Poland) – 9 goals in 8 matches (640 minutes)
5) Karim Benzema (33 / Real Madrid / France) – 9 goals in 8 matches (709 minutes)
6) Paul Onuachu (27 / Genk / Nigeria) – 9 goals in 10 matches (726 minutes)
7) Gamid Agalarov (21 / Ufa / Russia) – 9 goals in 11 matches (765 minutes)
8) Karim Adeyemi (19 / RB Salzburg / Germany) – 8 goals in 10 matches (719 minutes)
9) Jelle Vossen (32 / Zulte Waregem / Belgium) – 8 goals in 10 matches (810 minutes)
10) Assan Ceesay (27 / Zurich / Gambia) – 8 goals in 10 matches (815 minutes)