Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star has scored the most goals in Europe's top five leagues this year

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo endured a mixed game against Lazio on Saturday morning.

The Portuguese forward notched the opener after just 15 minutes.

But he was then forced off due to injury in the 76th minute and was forced to watch Lazio score a 95th minute equaliser from the bench.

Despite the injury, he would have been pleased to get on the scoresheet once again.

The 35-year-old's early goal was his 27th in Serie A in 2020. He is now the leading goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues this year.

But how does Ronaldo's numbers compare to the other best goalscorers in Europe's top five leagues this year?

We've answered that very question using stats provided by Transfermarkt. Where players are tied, they are then sorted by minutes per-goal.

Remember, these numbers are only goal scored in Europe's top five leagues this year. Goals in domestic cups or European competitions do not count.

25. Luis Muriel - 12 goals (57 minutes per-goal)

24. Karim Benzema - 13 goals (182 minutes per-goal)

23. Raul Jimenez - 13 goals (169 minutes per-goal)

22. Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 13 goals (169 minutes per-goal)

21. Bruno Fernandes - 13 goals (135 minutes per-goal)

Muriel is averaging an absolutely ridiculous 57 minutes per-goal in Serie A this year. Just imagine how many goals he would have scored had he played more regularly for Atalanta.

Fernandes has a brilliant goal scoring record in 2020 despite playing as a midfielder.

Bruno Fernandes in action for Man United

20. Andrej Kramaric - 13 goals (78 minutes per-goal)

19. Timo Werner - 14 goals (148 minutes per-goal)

18. Duvan Zapata - 14 goals (134 minutes per-goal)

17. Jamie Vardy - 14 goals (134 minutes per-goal)

16. Gerard Moreno - 14 goals (132 minutes per-goal)

Chelsea's big summer signing, Werner, has had a very good year in front of goal.

Vardy continues to score goals on a regular basis for Leicester despite now being 33.

Jamie Vardy in action for Leicester

15. Heung-min Son - 14 goals (130 minutes per-goal)

14. Andre Silva - 14 goals (117 minutes per-goal)

13. Harry Kane - 14 goals (114 minutes per-goal)

12. Kylian Mbappe - 14 goals (81 minutes per-goal)

11. Andrea Belotti - 15 goals (162 minutes per-goal)

Tottenham duo Son and Kane have both scored 14 league goals in 2020. Mbappe has also scored the same number.

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona

10. Lionel Messi - 15 goals (159 minutes per-goal)

9. Danny Ings - 15 goals (137 minutes per-goal)

8. Romelu Lukaku - 16 goals (123 minutes per-goal)

7. Mohamed Salah - 18 goals (125 minutes per-goal)

6. Francesco Caputo - 18 goals (124 minutes per-goal)

Salah doesn't even regularly play as a central striker but his form in front of goal has been incredible this year.

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5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 18 goals (101 minutes per-goal)

4. Erling Haaland - 19 goals (81 minutes per-goal)

3. Ciro Immobile - 22 goals (102 minutes per-goal)

2. Robert Lewandowski - 26 goals (66 minutes per-goal)

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 27 goals (73 minutes per-goal)

Ibrahimovic, now 39, continues to defy his age with some ridiculous goalscoring exploits for AC Milan.

Ronaldo just takes top spot from Lewandowki. Both of their numbers this season have been absolutely absurd.

The Polish striker has just under two months to outscore Ronaldo and finish as the best goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues for 2020.

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