Luis Suarez’s goal for Barcelona on Wednesday night saw him become the first player across the top five leagues in Europe to reach 30 goals in all competitions,ESPN reports.
Suarez scored in the 53rd minute in a 3-1 win for Barca over Athletic Bilbao that booked the club’s place in the Copa del Rey semifinals.
The Uruguay international, who scored 23 times last season, now stands on 30 goals from 24 appearances, while his teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar have 20 and 21 respectively.
Suarez’s goals have come in La Liga (18), the Champions League (five), the FIFA Club World Cup (five) and one each in the UEFA Super Cup and the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 27 times in as many games, meaning he trails Suarez by three at this stage of the season. Also in Spain, Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz has scored on 25 occasions to help the club to eighth in La Liga.
In Germany, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted 27 times while Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has a return of 25 goals.
Elsewhere, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 21 times while Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has 19 to his name so far this campaign.