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In search of Messi's 'heir': Who will be the next LaLiga top scorer?

Published:13/09/2021 - 00:56h

Updated:13/09/2021 - 01:04h

Leo Messi was the winner of the last five 'Pichichi' and now LaLiga is in search of the new 'king' of the goal in Spain ... And there are already several candidates!

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The goodbye of Leo Messi to the FC Barcelona has not been something that has affected only to the Barcelona group, but to all the Spanish football. The Argentinian was a 'fixed' surpassing the 30 goals by season and, without him, the domestic championship loses a lot of shine. Nevertheless, the 'party' has to continue and will come, without place to doubts, many more goleadores in this season that will begin a battle to do with the throne that has left 'The Flea'.

It fits to remember that the Argentinian was the maximum artilleryman of LaLiga in eight opportunities, being the last five followed: 2010 (with 34), 2012 (with 50), 2013 (with 45), 2017 (with 37), 2018 (with 34), 2019 (with 36), 2020 (with 25) and 2021. In the last campaign, added 30 targets in his personal account, by in front of Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) and Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) empatados in the second position with 23 so many each one. Luis Suárez closed the podium with 21 goals to his name.

The difference of Leo Messi with the rest always has been abysmal. Only Cristiano Ronaldo achieved to compete him, carrying the trophy that offers the newspaper 'MARK' in three opportunities: 2011, when it added 41 goals, 2013, with 31 and in the season 2013-2014, with 48 so many to his name. In this last decade, Luis Suárez also achieved a trophy, in 2015, thanks to his 40 targets.

Of the three last players that have won the 'Pichichi' in the last eleven years, only remains Luis Suárez, now in the Athletic, and the one who already has premièred like goleador this season with the 'colchoneros'. The Uruguayan marked in the tie 2-2 in front of the Villarreal the only so much that has added to date. It has played three of four parties (123 minutes in total).

It remains to ask if this year there will be surprise and will see to a distinct footballer carry the prize. Already there are candidates and, for the moment, everything aims to that the competition will be more argued that never. Karim Benzema occupies the throne right now, with the 5 goals that has marked in four days with the Real Madrid (and a 'hat-trick' in front of the Celtic of Vigo). The French has to his favour that has been one of the most regular players of the last three years and that carries the same three courses, since it was Christian, surpassing the veintena.

Sorpresivamente, Vinícius Jr also has surfaced like candidate. Sum up to now four so many and begins to ilusionar to the Real Madrid because it has improved his definition, that combines of ideal way with his speed and power (the Celtic suffered it in the Bernabéu, for example). If it leaves backwards the 'ghosts' of the past, is a candidate to contest the first places of the table of maxima goleadores in Spain.

Mikel Oyarzabal is another of the players that can opt to the prize, because it is a footballer that characterises for being regulate and 'push' to the Real Sociedad in the offensive. Already it adds 4 targets and warns that it wants to step strong. Erik Lamela, with 3, is another of the 'cracks' to take in account by his explosive beginning with the Seville after recalar in Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán from the Tottenham.

Carlos Soler (Valencia, 3) and Ángel Correa (Athletic of Madrid, 3) have showed to be determinants in the offensive for his respective teams, by what surely will be able to give the surprise. In the FC Barcelona, by his part, the called to be the maximum goleador is a Memphis Depay that began the season roaring and that already adds two goals in three parties, in addition to an assistance. It is enchufadísimo and with a lot of confidence, and would not be a surprise see him escalando positions in the table of maxima goleadores.

Neither it is necessary to forget of the two stars of the Athletic of Madrid: Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann. They are players that smell the goal and that have the confidence of his trainer. They are pure danger in the rival area and, surely, will achieve to annotate a lot of goals. The charrúa carries one and the 'Principito' still has not premièred , but 'will wet' prompt, when it finish to adapt to the group 'colchonero'.

Like this it is the classification of the Pichichi of LaLiga Santander

  1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 5 goals
  2. Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad): 4 goals
  3. Vinícius Jr (Real Madrid): 4 goals
  4. Erik Lamela (Seville): 3 goals
  5. Carlos Soler (Valencia): 3 goals
  6. Ángel Correa (Athletic): 3 goals
  7. Martin Braithwaite (FC Barcelona): 2 goals
  8. Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona): 2 goals
  9. In-Nesyri (Seville): 2 goals
  10. Sergi Roberto (FC Barcelona): 2 goals

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