La Liga Top Scorers: Matchday 28 – Messi Double Sends Him Three Goals Clear

Matchday 28 in La Liga saw 24 goals over the ten matches including six as Barcelona came from behind to beat Valenica 4-2 at the Camp Nou. We take a look at how the results affected the top scorers in the league.

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat ten-man Valencia 4-2 at the Camp Nou.

He now has 25 goals in the league this season and has failed to score in just two of his last 14 games.

It’s his seventh brace of the season and the second time he’s scored twice in a game in two weeks after his double in the 5-0 win over Celta Vigo.

He is the only player, who has scored more than seven goals, that is averaging better than a goal a game. Messi is currently scoring every 82 minutes in La Liga, here’s how he compares to the rest of the league.

Minutes Per Goal In La Liga

Lionel Messi – 82 mpg

Luis Suarez – 95 mpg

Cristiano Ronaldo – 101 mpg

Alvaro Morata – 111 mpg

Iago Aspas – 123 mpg

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is second on that list and is also second on the scorers chart with 22 league goals.

The Uruguayan scored the equaliser against Valencia and has scored in consecutive games for the first time since Matchday 22.

At this point last season he had 26 goals before going on to score 14 more in the final five games of the season.

Celta Vigo have dropped into the bottom half recently after two defeats, but Iago Aspas was back on the scoresheet as they beat Deportivo 1-0.

The 29-year-old now has 15 goals this season and four goals in his last six matches. He’s now bettered the 14 goals he managed last season in ten fewer games.

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