Messi and Ronaldo race for Pichichi

Leo Messi has drawn level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the head of the Spanish League goal scorers table with his hat trick against Rayo Vallecano. Messi has now scored 30 goals and is on course for his fourth Pichichi title.

Messi’s 15 goals since the turn of the year - including the record breaking hat tricks against Deportivo, Levante and Rayo and his two goals against Elche have pulled him level with Ronaldo, after starting 2015 11 goals behind the Madrid man, who’s managed just four in that time.

Neymar is third in the goalscorers table with 17, ahead of Griezmann (Atlètico de Madrid) and Bacca (Sevilla), who have both scored 14.

RECENT TOP SCORERS
PLAYER TEAM GOALS
2004/05 Forlán Villarreal 25
2005/06 Eto'o Barça 26
2006/07 Van Nistelrooy Madrid 25
2007/08 Güiza Mallorca 27
2008/09 Forlán Villarreal 32
2009/10 Messi Barça 34
2010/11 Ronaldo  Madrid 41
2011/12 Messi Barça 50
2012/13 Messi Barça 45
2013/14 Ronaldo  Madrid 31

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