Europe’s top five leagues are all approaching their respective conclusions and there are genuine title races still to be run in France and Spain.
Bayern Munich, Inter and Man City seem to have their domestic divisions wrapped up, barring any calamitous collapses on their part.
As far as individual accolades go, Bayern’s injured talisman Robert Lewandowski leads the pack of top-scorers across Europe’s big five leagues by a comfortable distance, having scored 18 Bundesliga goals since the turn of the year. That takes his entire 2020-21 season tally to 35.
Top goal-scorers in 2021: Europe’s big five leagues
18 – 🇵🇱 Robert Lewandowski
16 – 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi
14 – 🇵🇹 André Silva
13 – 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo
12 – 🇳🇬 Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo
11 – 🇪🇸 Gerard Moreno
11 – 🇫🇷 Karim Benzema
11 – 🇺🇾 Luis Suárez
11 – 🇳🇴 Erling Haaland
Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, or Simy for short, isn’t necessarily a household name but he’s struck 16 times in Serie A this season from 30 appearances and just 23 of those have been from the start.
The 28-year-old’s form will certainly alert clubs around Europe as to his qualities in front of goal. With Crotone destined for the drop to Serie B, the Calabrian club might have to be willing to listen to offers for their star man. Simy is 1.98m tall and only Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Luis Muriel have scored more times in the Italian top-flight this term.
Also impressive is the form of Eintracht Frankfurt striker André Silva. The 25-year-old Portuguese star struggled to settle at AC Milan but he’s found a home in Frankfurt and his goals are propelling Die Adler closer and closer to Champions League qualification next season.
Silva is also now very much back in the picture for Portugal too, just in time for the defence of their European Championships crown.
One more mention must go out too – Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno scored or assisted all of the Yellow Submarine’s last 23 strikes. The last time he didn’t directly contribute to one of Unai Emery’s men’s goals was back in January. Wow.
As ever we’ll be keeping an eye on Europe’s finest sharp-shooters this coming weekend, including Crotone’s giant goal-getter Simy, who’s in action early on Saturday.