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Europe's top scorers so far

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The 2013/14 season is now well under way and a few of Europe's top goalscoring talents have taken an early season lead in the race for the Golden Boot across the best leagues.

English Premier League

After the completion of the weekend fixtures in week six of the English Premier League it is England's very own Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge who tops the chart with five goals in six games.

The 24-year-old seems to have found his feet at Liverpool after failing to make much of an impact whilst plying his trade at league rivals Manchester City and Chelsea in the past.

Sturridge led his side to consecutive 1-0 wins in their first three games of the season and followed this up with goals against Swansea in week four and Sunderland in week six.

With England set for vital World Cup qualifiers at Wembley next month, Sturridge's early season form will be a massive boost to his country as well as his club.

Ones-to-watch: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 4 goals, Sergio Aguero (Man City) 3 goals, Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) 3 goals, Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 2 goals.

La Liga

It will be a surprise to no-one that it is Barcelona's magical man Lionel Messi that tops the goal scoring table in La Liga after week seven.

The Argentine has already bagged eight goals this season but may be stuck on this total for a while after it emerged today he is set to miss three weeks after coming off injured in his side's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday.

This could give fellow eight goal man Diego Costa the chance to take an early lead over his fellow forwards.

The Atletico Madrid man scored the winner in the 1-0 victory over city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday night. Costa's form will also be watched closely by both the Brazilian and Spanish public, with the striker now eligible to represent both countries at international level and a decision over who to pick having not been made.

Ones-to-watch: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 6 goals, Pedro (Barcelona) 5 goals, Raul Garcia (Atletico Madrid) 4 goals.

Bundesliga

Germany has seen more of an even share of goals in the Bundesliga this season with four players sitting on six goals.

Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, Hoffenheim's Anthony Modeste, Stuttgart's Vedad Ibisevic and Mainz's Nicolai Muller have all had great early season form in front of goal.

Lewandowski has been the subject of transfer speculation this week with reports suggesting that the Poland international may be about to take his goalscoring form to Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich in January.

Ones-to-watch: Sam Allagui (Hertha Berlin) 5 goals.


Serie A

Italy's top league - like the English Premier League - have only completed six rounds of matches so far.

Fiorentina's ex-Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi and Torino's Italy international Alessio Cerci lead the way in Serie A with five goals apiece.

It seems many of the league's top strikers have failed to get many goals under their belts in the early stages of the season, but this is likely to change over the coming weeks.

Ones-to-watch: Marek Hamsik (Napoli) 4 goals, Mario Balotelli (AC Milan) 3 goals, Adem Ljajic (Fiorentina) 3 goals, Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) 3 goals.

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