THIS weekend Barcelona forward Lionel Messi extended his lead in the scoring charts, putting daylight between himself and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
His goal against Mallorca puts him on 26 for the season to date, compared to Ronaldo’s 24.
Talk about a two horse race – the next best striker, teammate David Villa, has 17 so far.
Putr this stark contrast to the rest of Spain’s La Liga – Messi alone has more goals than Mallorca, Racing Santander, Deportivo, Hercules, Sporting Gijon, Zaragoza and Almeria, and is level with Levante and Osasuna’s squads too.
In all competitions, Messi has already hit 42 compared to last season’s 47 – could Everton legend Dixie Dean’s 67 goals in the 1927-28 season be under threat for the first time?