Neymar extends lead in the race for the Pichichi Trophy

Neymar extends lead in the race for the Pichichi Trophy

The striker is in top form and, after a double versus Real Sociedad, he reaffirms his lead on the La Liga goalscoring list

Neymar is in the building. FC Barcelona's number 11 is having a breakout season and is doing it all as part of the team's so-called Trident, which looks to be on its way to another record-breaking season. After notching two more goals in Barça's 4–0 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday at CampNou, Neymar continues to lead the league in scoring. His 14 in LaLiga this year lead the Pichichi race and are two more than the 12 that have been bagged by his teammate LuisSuárez, who is second on the list.

Neymar, who scored two other goals against BATEBorisov at Camp Nou in the UEFAChampionsLeague, has 16 overall. Here's a look at how he's been racking them up:

  

LEFT FOOT (7 GOALS)

RIGHT FOOT (9 GOALS)HEADERS (-)
TOTAL (16 GOALS)
HOMEAWAYHOMEAWAY HOMEAWAY
LA LIGA (14 GOALS)5243-95
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE (2 GOALS)--2--2-
TOTAL (16 GOALS)5263-115

The assist man

On top of all the goals, Neymar has been helping his teammates score them too. He assisted LionelMessi on the final goal of the game versus Real Sociedad, Neymar's fifth of the season in La Liga. He also has three assists in the Champions League, giving him a total of eight.

  ASSISTS (8)
HOMEAWAY
LA LIGA
41
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
12
TOTAL (8)53

Better than last season

Neymar scored all of 15 goals in his first season with Barça, just one more than he has right now. And last year, during which Barça won the treble, through the same 13 games he has played this year, Neymar had only managed 13 goals and 3 assists.

 LEFTRIGHTHEADER
LA LIGA
191
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
020
TOTAL1111

* Stats from Opta

Força Barça
Força Barça
Close article