Stats On La Liga Goal Scorers

Here is a weekly update from Soccersouls on La Liga goal scorers. It is already game-week 21 in Spain as Barcelona hold firm at the top of the table. Usual suspects  Messi & Ronaldo stole the show once again. 

1. Lionel Messi – 33 

  • Scored 4 goals in Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Osasuna at the Camp Nou.
  • The Argentine is now the youngest player ever to pass the 200 mark in La Liga overtaking Telmo Zarra. 
  • Set a new league record with goals scored in 11 consecutive games, 
  • Messi increased his La Liga total to 202 goals in 235 games. 
  • 33 goals in 21 games this season, if he continued at this rate, he’d finish the campaign with 60 league goals -10 more than his record of 50 last year. Is there anything that could stop this little genius ? 

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 21 

  • Despite an ankle sprain, the unstoppable number seven scored a hat-trick in ten minutes against Getafe on Sunday. 
  • Incredibly it was his 19th hat-trick for Real Madrid since his arrival in 2009. 
  •  He was subbed in the 72′ minute or he could well have added to his tally. 
  •  With a left-footed strike, a right-footed strike and a header, Ronaldo scored the perfect hat-trick. 

3. Falcao -18 

  • Falcao’s goals were missed by his side on Sunday as Atletico Madrid were beaten 3-0 at San Mames by Athletic Bilbao. El Tigre is sidelined due to a hamstring strain. 
  • Though Falcao’s injury is not as bad as first thought, the Colombian’s return remains a doubt. 

4. Aduriz -11 

  • Did not score this weekend but set up his side’s third when he assisted Oscar de Marcos. 
  • He did score last Monday in the game against Betis though. 

5. Rubén Castro – 12 

  •  Also scored for his side in last Monday’s game, which finished 1-1. 
  • His 2′ penalty kick put his side ahead last week, but he was not able to prevent Betis being turned over 3-0 by Rayo Valleco on Sunday. 
  •  Had four attempts in that game, the most for any Betis player. 

6. Soldado – 11 

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  •  The Soldier picked up an injury last weekend; a strain to his quadricep, obliging him to sit out Valencia’s victory over Deportivo. 

7. Piti – 10 

  •  Scored a fourth minute penalty to set his side on course for an emphatic 3-0 victory over Betis. 

8. Óscar – 9 

  •  Was not able to prevent his side being beaten 2-1 by Levante and did not add to his tally at the weekend. 

9. Higuaín, Negredo – 8

  • Higuain started the match on Sunday but left the goalscoring duties to Ramos and Ronaldo. 
  • Negredo will have a chance to add to his tally later tonight as Sevilla  hosts Granada in a late kickoff. 

 

Written by Dinesh V

Co-founder of Soccersouls. Living a start-up life 24/7
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